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, Nov. 5, 2013, 166 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $50.32 to $1,887,935,195.16. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: PacWest Bancorp (PACW) - FREE Research Report Lester Susan E who is Director at PacWest Bancorp bought 2,000 shares at $38.03 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,620 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.79% with the 2,000 share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $38.60, up $0.57, or 1.48% since the insider transaction. The average volume for PacWest Bancorp has been 552,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. PacWest Bancorp has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 54.26% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. PacWest Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Pacific Western Bank that provides commercial banking products and services to small to medium sized businesses, and the owners and employees of those businesses primarily in Southern California. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate PacWest Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on PACW - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates PacWest Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full PacWest Bancorp 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.