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, Aug. 4, 2014, 84 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $287.50 to $28,284,584.53. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Republic Services (RSG) - FREE Research Report Nutter Wallace Lee, who is Director at Republic Services, bought 30,000 shares at $38.04 on Aug. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 30,332 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 9036.14% with the 30,000-share transaction. Cascade Investment Llc, who is 10% Owner at Republic Services, bought 746,431 shares at $37.89 on Aug. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 96.4 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.78% with the 746,431-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $38.04, up $0.15, or 0.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Republic Services go as follows:
4-Week # shares bought: 2.3 million
12-Week # shares bought: 6.1 million
24-Week # shares bought: 6.1 million
The average volume for Republic Services has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Republic Services has a market cap of $13.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 14.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and recycling and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.96%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.0. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on RSG - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Republic Services 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.