Insider Trading Alert - PPBI, KLIC And HTGC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 20, 2014, 118 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $277.00 to $8,954,563.40.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Pacific Premier Bancorp (PPBI) - FREE Research Report

Rice Tom, who is EVP & Chief Operating Officer at Pacific Premier Bancorp, bought 1,900 shares at $16.11 on Nov. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Operating Officer owned 10,176 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 22.96% with the 1,900-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.13, up $0.02, or 0.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pacific Premier Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 175,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 175,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 175,000

The average volume for Pacific Premier Bancorp has been 34,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Pacific Premier Bancorp has a market cap of $272.0 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 2.29% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Pacific Premier Bank that provides banking services to professionals, real estate investors, and non-profit organizations in Southern California. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Pacific Premier Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pacific Premier Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Pacific Premier Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Kulicke & Soffa Industries (KLIC) - FREE Research Report

Guilmart Bruno, who is President, CEO at Kulicke & Soffa Industries, sold 3,127 shares at $14.00 on Nov. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, CEO owned 213,107 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.45% with the 3,127-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.96, down $0.04, or 0.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kulicke & Soffa Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 190,161
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 255,414
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 256,529

The average volume for Kulicke & Soffa Industries has been 434,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kulicke & Soffa Industries has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 5.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells capital equipment and expendable tools to assemble semiconductor devices, including integrated circuits, discrete devices, light-emitting diodes, and power modules. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Kulicke & Soffa Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kulicke & Soffa Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Kulicke & Soffa Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Hercules Technology Growth Capital (HTGC) - FREE Research Report

Shah Parag, who is Senior Managing Director at Hercules Technology Growth Capital, sold 22,500 shares at $15.63 on Nov. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Managing Director owned 274,839 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.57% with the 22,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.50, down $0.13, or 0.84% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hercules Technology Growth Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,127
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 127,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,127
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 300,500

The average volume for Hercules Technology Growth Capital has been 359,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hercules Technology Growth Capital has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 4.76% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.94%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Hercules Technology Growth Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hercules Technology Growth Capital as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Hercules Technology Growth Capital Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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