Insider Trading Alert - CVV, CWBC And MAA Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 2, 2014, 147 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $416.76 to $333,500,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

CVD Equipment (CVV) - FREE Research Report

Linss William S, who is Vice President at CVD Equipment, sold 1,200 shares at $13.61 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 25,242 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.54% with the 1,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.75, down $0.86, or 6.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CVD Equipment go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 115,112
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 156,312

The average volume for CVD Equipment has been 44,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. CVD Equipment has a market cap of $78.6 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 11.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

CVD Equipment Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures customized equipment and process solutions used to develop and manufacture solar, nano, and advanced electronic components, materials, and coatings for research and industrial applications in the United States and internationally. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates CVD Equipment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CVD Equipment as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full CVD Equipment Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Community West (CWBC) - FREE Research Report

Stovesand Kirk, who is Director at Community West, bought 1,000 shares at $6.80 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 31,972 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.23% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $6.99, up $0.19, or 2.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Community West go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,900
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,800
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,300
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 12,950
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 57,315

The average volume for Community West has been 5,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Community West has a market cap of $55.6 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 3.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Community West Bancshares operates as a bank holding company for Community West Bank, National Association that provides commercial and retail financial services to professionals, small to mid-sized businesses, and individual households in California. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.06%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.2.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Community West as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Community West Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA) - FREE Research Report

Wright Edward Thomas, who is EVP, Dev and Cap Projects at Mid-America Apartment Communities, sold 1,400 shares at $70.00 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Dev and Cap Projects owned 17,948 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.24% with the 1,400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.55, down $0.45, or 0.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mid-America Apartment Communities go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 96
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 212,785
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 96
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 416,041
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,096
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 696,041

The average volume for Mid-America Apartment Communities has been 500,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mid-America Apartment Communities has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 14.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It is engaged in acquisition, redevelopment, new development, property management, and disposition of multifamily apartment communities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.31%. The company has a P/E ratio of 96.7. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Mid-America Apartment Communities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Mid-America Apartment Communities as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its robust revenue growth -- not just in the most recent periods but in previous quarters as well. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Mid-America Apartment Communities Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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