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, Jan. 29, 2014, 48 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $2,167.07 to $320,146,398.72. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Wintrust Financial (WTFC) - FREE Research Report Dykstra David A who is Senior Evp And Coo at Wintrust Financial sold 4,226 shares at $46.02 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Evp And Coo owned 169,538 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.43% with the 4,226-share transaction. Stoehr David L who is Chief Financial Officer at Wintrust Financial sold 497 shares at $45.68 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 13,497 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.55% with the 497-share transaction. Murphy Richard B who is Executive Vice President at Wintrust Financial sold 2,485 shares at $45.45 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 32,106 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.18% with the 2,485-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $44.76, down $0.69, or 1.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wintrust Financial go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 3,998
12-Week # shares sold: 3,998
24-Week # shares sold: 3,998
The average volume for Wintrust Financial has been 350,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Wintrust Financial has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 3.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Wintrust Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and other financial products and services to customers in the Chicago metropolitan area and in southeastern Wisconsin. The company operates in three segments: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.88%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.5. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Wintrust Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on WTFC - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wintrust Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Wintrust Financial 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.