Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Yesterday, Oct. 7, 2013, 49 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1.11 to $9,165,041.44. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: First Niagara Financial Group (FNFG) - FREE Research Report Boldt James R who is Director at First Niagara Financial Group bought 1,222 shares at $10.23 on Oct. 7, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 13,746 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.76% with the 1,222 share transaction. Baker Thomas E who is Director at First Niagara Financial Group bought 2,389 shares at $10.23 on Oct. 7, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 82,372 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.99% with the 2,389 share transaction. Philip George M who is Director at First Niagara Financial Group bought 555 shares at $10.23 on Oct. 7, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 54,169 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.04% with the 555 share transaction. Historical insider transactions for First Niagara Financial Group go as follows:
12-Week # shares bought: 4,681
24-Week # shares bought: 4,681
The average volume for First Niagara Financial Group has been 3.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. First Niagara Financial Group has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 29.13% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for First Niagara Bank, N.A. that provides retail and commercial banking, and other financial services to individuals, families, and businesses. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.12%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate First Niagara Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on FNFG - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates First Niagara Financial Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full First Niagara Financial Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.