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Yesterday, May 27, 2014, 112 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $347.00 to $12,590,905.04.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) - FREE Research Report

Davis Clarence A, who is Director at Telephone and Data Systems, sold 2,050 shares at $26.77 on May 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7,337 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.84% with the 2,050-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.67, down $0.10, or 0.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Telephone and Data Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 250

The average volume for Telephone and Data Systems has been 721,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Telephone and Data Systems has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a diversified telecommunications service company, provides wireless and wireline telecommunications services in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Wireline, Cable, and Hosted and Managed Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.99%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Telephone and Data Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Telephone and Data Systems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Telephone and Data Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Southern (SO) - FREE Research Report

Wood E Jenner Iii, who is Director at Southern, bought 2,000 shares at $43.13 on May 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 66.67% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.41, up $0.28, or 0.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Southern go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000

The average volume for Southern has been 4.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Southern has a market cap of $38.4 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 4.99% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public electric utility company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.87%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Southern a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Southern as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Southern Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Verizon Communications (VZ) - FREE Research Report

Milch Randal S, who is EVP - Pub Policy & Gen Counsel at Verizon Communications, sold 2,965 shares at $49.42 on May 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP - Pub Policy & Gen Counsel owned 17,937 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.19% with the 2,965-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.66, up $0.24, or 0.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Verizon Communications go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,822
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,645
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,516

The average volume for Verizon Communications has been 40.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Verizon Communications has a market cap of $206.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 0.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.26%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1. Currently, there are 19 analysts who rate Verizon Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Verizon Communications as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, compelling growth in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Verizon Communications Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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