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Yesterday, Oct. 16, 2014, 40 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $45.75 to $7,830,985.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

RCS Capital (RCAP) - FREE Research Report

Wood Howell D, who is Director at RCS Capital, bought 1,000 shares at $19.13 on Oct. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 13,429 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 8.05% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.90, down $0.23, or 1.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RCS Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5.0 million
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,457
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5.0 million

The average volume for RCS Capital has been 582,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. RCS Capital has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

RCS Capital Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the wholesale broker-dealer, and investment banking and capital markets business activities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.02%. Currently, there are no analysts who rate RCS Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates RCS Capital as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full RCS Capital Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Validus Holdings (VR) - FREE Research Report

Driscoll Kean, who is CEO, Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. at Validus Holdings, sold 3,276 shares at $39.17 on Oct. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the CEO, Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. owned 142,429 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.25% with the 3,276-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.70, down $0.47, or 1.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Validus Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,276
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,052
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,604

The average volume for Validus Holdings has been 562,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Validus Holdings has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 3.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. provides reinsurance coverage, insurance coverage, and insurance linked securities management services worldwide. It operates through three segments: Validus Re, AlphaCat, and Talbot. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.07%. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.5. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Validus Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Validus Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Validus Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Five Below (FIVE) - FREE Research Report

Vellios Thomas, who is Ceo at Five Below, sold 8,931 shares at $43.25 on Oct. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Ceo owned 836,906 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.06% with the 8,931-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.23, down $3.02, or 7.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Five Below go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 78,900
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 200,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 425,000

The average volume for Five Below has been 727,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Five Below has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 5.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Five Below, Inc. operates as a specialty value retailer in the United States. The company offers various products priced at $5 and below. The company has a P/E ratio of 60.7. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Five Below a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Five Below as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, premium valuation and poor profit margins. Get the full Five Below Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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