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, Dec. 13, 2013, 134 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $14.34 to $156,760,095.40. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Total System Services (TSS) - FREE Research Report Lampton Mason H who is Director at Total System Services sold 3,250 shares at $31.05 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14,827 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.98% with the 3,250-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $31.20, up $0.15, or 0.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Total System Services go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 5,790
12-Week # shares sold: 48,988
24-Week # shares sold: 171,988
The average volume for Total System Services has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Total System Services has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 44.86% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing and other services to card-issuing and merchant acquiring institutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: North America Services, International Services, and Merchant Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.28%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.8. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Total System Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on TSS - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Total System Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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 Total System Services 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.