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Friday, March 7, 2014, 162 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $252.67 to $79,694,022.59.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) - FREE Research Report

Matthews Terrence D who is EVP, Intermodal at J.B. Hunt Transport Services sold 5,000 shares at $73.07 on March 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Intermodal owned 12,753 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.16% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.97, up $0.90, or 1.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for J.B. Hunt Transport Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,652
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,652
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 365,242

The average volume for J.B. Hunt Transport Services has been 724,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 4.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.08%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.7. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate J.B. Hunt Transport Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates J.B. Hunt Transport 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full J.B. Hunt Transport Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Advisory Board Company (ABCO) - FREE Research Report

Shapiro Leon who is Director at Advisory Board Company sold 2,500 shares at $66.57 on March 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,792 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 34.28% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $67.29, up $0.72, or 1.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Advisory Board Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,022
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,355

The average volume for Advisory Board Company has been 250,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advisory Board Company has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 4.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Advisory Board Company provides best practices research and analysis, business intelligence and software tools, and management and advisory services to the health care and education industries in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 113.3. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Advisory Board Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Advisory Board Company as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full Advisory Board Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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EXCO Resources (XCO) - FREE Research Report

Pickens Boone who is Director at EXCO Resources sold 2.3 million shares at $5.17 on March 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.48% with the 2.3 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $5.20, up $0.03, or 0.52% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for EXCO Resources has been 6.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. EXCO Resources has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 1.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

EXCO Resources, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of onshore oil and natural gas properties with a focus on shale resource plays in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.88%. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.6. Currently there are no analysts that rate EXCO Resources a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates EXCO Resources as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full EXCO Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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