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Yesterday, Nov. 19, 2014, 116 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $270.00 to $10,493,197.62.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Valley National Bancorp (VLY) - FREE Research Report

Larusso Michael L, who is Director at Valley National Bancorp, sold 2,900 shares at $9.76 on Nov. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 26,180 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.97% with the 2,900-share transaction.

Historical insider transactions for Valley National Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,000

The average volume for Valley National Bancorp has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Valley National Bancorp has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 4.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Valley National Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for the Valley National Bank that provides commercial, retail, and trust and investment services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.49%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.1. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Valley National Bancorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Valley National Bancorp as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Valley National Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Water Works (AWK) - FREE Research Report

Walker Kellye L, who is SVP, GC and Secretary at American Water Works, sold 6,766 shares at $52.21 on Nov. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, GC and Secretary owned 22,847 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.85% with the 6,766-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.50, up $0.29, or 0.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Water Works go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,709

The average volume for American Water Works has been 656,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Water Works has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 24.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States and Canada. The company's Regulated Businesses segment offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,500 communities in 16 states. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.37%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate American Water Works a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Water Works as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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 American Water Works Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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LyondellBasell Industries (LYB) - FREE Research Report

Vasnetsov Sergey, who is SVP Strategic Planning at LyondellBasell Industries, sold 34,977 shares at $88.92 on Nov. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Strategic Planning owned 54,622 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 39.04% with the 34,977-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $90.04, up $1.12, or 1.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LyondellBasell Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,567
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,141
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 8.4 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,829

The average volume for LyondellBasell Industries has been 4.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. LyondellBasell Industries has a market cap of $44.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 11.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures chemicals and polymers; refines crude oil; produces gasoline blending components; and develops and licenses technologies for production of polymers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate LyondellBasell Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LyondellBasell Industries 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, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full LyondellBasell Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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