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Yesterday, March 4, 2014, 177 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $2,320.24 to $419,318,750.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Aqua America (WTR) - FREE Research Report

Debenedictis Nicholas who is Chairman & President at Aqua America sold 50,000 shares at $24.83 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman & President owned 399,871 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.11% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.78, down $0.05, or 0.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Aqua America go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,667
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33,334
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 84,560

The average volume for Aqua America has been 823,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Aqua America has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 5.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Aqua America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.3. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Aqua America a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Aqua America as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Aqua America Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Boston Beer Company (SAM) - FREE Research Report

Koch C James who is Chairman at Boston Beer Company sold 1,000 shares at $230.87 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman owned 26,534 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.63% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $243.00, up $12.13, or 4.99% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Boston Beer Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,118
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 31,319
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 42,010

The average volume for Boston Beer Company has been 74,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Boston Beer Company has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 0.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. engages in the production and sale of alcohol beverages primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, and Mexico. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.4. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Boston Beer Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Boston Beer Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Boston Beer Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Vornado Realty (VNO) - FREE Research Report

Minutoli Robert who is EVP - Retail at Vornado Realty bought 2,000 shares at $96.65 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP - Retail owned 3,035 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 193.24% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $98.75, up $2.10, or 2.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vornado Realty go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,100
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,000

The average volume for Vornado Realty has been 878,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $18.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 8.66% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Vornado Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in commercial real estate properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Vornado Inc. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.03%. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock performance, considering both the consistency and magnitude of the price movement over time. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Vornado Realty Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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