Insider Trading Alert - GPN, ISH And CNBKA Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 1, 2014, 117 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $311.47 to $11,658,664.23.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Global Payments (GPN) - FREE Research Report

Jacobs William I, who is Director at Global Payments, sold 600 shares at $85.72 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 31,860 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.85% with the 600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $83.32, down $2.40, or 2.88% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Global Payments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,538
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,338

The average volume for Global Payments has been 702,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Global Payments has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 32.88% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Global Payments Inc. provides electronic payments transaction processing services. The company operates in two segments, North America Merchant Services and International Merchant Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Global Payments a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Global Payments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Global Payments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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International Shipholding (ISH) - FREE Research Report

Johnston Peter Matthew, who is Executive Vice President at International Shipholding, sold 2,000 shares at $16.61 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 14,957 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.79% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.38, down $1.23, or 7.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for International Shipholding go as follows:

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

The average volume for International Shipholding has been 32,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. International Shipholding has a market cap of $121.3 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 44.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

International Shipholding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides maritime transportation services to commercial and governmental customers primarily under the medium to long-term time charters or contracts of affreightment in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.02%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates International Shipholding a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates International Shipholding as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full International Shipholding Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Century Bancorp (CNBKA) - FREE Research Report

Filler James J, who is 10% Owner at Century Bancorp, bought 266 shares at $39.00 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 388,278 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.07% with the 266-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.42, down $0.58, or 1.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Century Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 9
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 30
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 74

The average volume for Century Bancorp has been 6,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Century Bancorp has a market cap of $142.0 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 17.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Century Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Century Bank and Trust Company that provides banking products and services to commercial enterprises, state and local governments and agencies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in Massachusetts. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.22%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Century Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Century Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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