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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, 100 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $96.61 to $8,962,610.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings (MTSI) - FREE Research Report

Kennedy John Francis, who is Svp at M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, sold 105 shares at $24.50 on Nov. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Svp owned 26,840 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.39% with the 105-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.49, down $0.01, or 0.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 46,989

The average volume for M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings has been 144,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 45.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductors and modules for use in wireless and wireline applications across the radio frequency, microwave, and millimeterwave spectrum. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Acacia Research Corporation (ACTG) - FREE Research Report

Harris Robert L Ii, who is Executive Chairman at Acacia Research Corporation, sold 12,925 shares at $18.14 on Nov. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Chairman owned 274,245 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.5% with the 12,925-share transaction.

Haynes Clayton J, who is Cfo at Acacia Research Corporation, sold 4,365 shares at $18.14 on Nov. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 98,573 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.24% with the 4,365-share transaction.

Treska Edward Joseph, who is Sr. VP, GC & Secretary at Acacia Research Corporation, sold 8,115 shares at $18.14 on Nov. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP, GC & Secretary owned 49,727 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.03% with the 8,115-share transaction.

Vella Matthew, who is President & CEO at Acacia Research Corporation, sold 18,925 shares at $18.14 on Nov. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 195,321 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.83% with the 18,925-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.61, up $0.47, or 2.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Acacia Research Corporation go as follows:

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

The average volume for Acacia Research Corporation has been 401,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Acacia Research Corporation has a market cap of $918.2 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 26.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Acacia Research Corporation, through its subsidiaries, acquires, develops, licenses, and enforces patented technologies in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.73%. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Acacia Research Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Acacia Research Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Acacia Research Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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JC Penney (JCP) - FREE Research Report

Teruel Javier G, who is Director at JC Penney, bought 100,000 shares at $7.28 on Nov. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 293,405 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 51.7% with the 100,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.62, up $0.34, or 4.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for JC Penney go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 112,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 112,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 112,000

The average volume for JC Penney has been 19.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. JC Penney has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 20.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate JC Penney a buy, 6 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates JC Penney as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full JC Penney Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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