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Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, 56 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $421.75 to $11,774,272.64.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) - FREE Research Report

Johnson S P Iv, who is President and CEO at Carrizo Oil & Gas, sold 12,000 shares at $51.35 on Oct. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 628,374 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.87% with the 12,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.66, down $2.69, or 5.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carrizo Oil & Gas go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 44,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 119,028

The average volume for Carrizo Oil & Gas has been 913,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Carrizo Oil & Gas has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 9.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores, develops, and produces oil and gas primarily in the United States. Currently, there are 13 analysts who rate Carrizo Oil & Gas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Carrizo Oil & Gas as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Carrizo Oil & Gas Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Broadcom (BRCM) - FREE Research Report

Major John E, who is Director at Broadcom, sold 1,000 shares at $40.37 on Oct. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 39,925 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.44% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.75, down $1.62, or 4.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Broadcom go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 139,606
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 275,672

The average volume for Broadcom has been 5.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Broadcom has a market cap of $21.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 31.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Broadcom Corporation provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Its products offer voice, video, data, and multimedia connectivity in the home, office, and mobile environments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.24%. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.0. Currently, there are 21 analysts who rate Broadcom a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Broadcom as a buy. 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, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Broadcom Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) - FREE Research Report

Galik Milan, who is SVP Software Development at Interactive Brokers Group, sold 1,800 shares at $24.92 on Oct. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Software Development owned 710,417 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.25% with the 1,800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.42, up $0.50, or 1.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Interactive Brokers Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 69,300

The average volume for Interactive Brokers Group has been 389,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Interactive Brokers Group has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 4.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. operates as an automated electronic broker and market maker. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.59%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.6. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Interactive Brokers Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Interactive Brokers Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. 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 Interactive Brokers Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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