Insider Trading Alert - CNBKA, NKSH And WFT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 4, 2014, 88 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $555.68 to $8,275,700.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Century Bancorp (CNBKA) - FREE Research Report

Filler James J, who is 10% Owner at Century Bancorp, bought 259 shares at $38.50 on Dec. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 388,837 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.07% with the 259-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.81, up $0.31, or 0.8% 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 5,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Century Bancorp has a market cap of $141.2 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 17.95% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 10.2.

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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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National Bankshares (NKSH) - FREE Research Report

Dooley John Elliott, who is Director at National Bankshares, bought 100 shares at $30.00 on Dec. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,150 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 9.52% with the 100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.04, up $0.04, or 0.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for National Bankshares go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 100
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 100
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 600

The average volume for National Bankshares has been 10,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. National Bankshares has a market cap of $210.7 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 17.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

National Bankshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for the National Bank of Blacksburg that provides a range of retail and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, non-profits, and local governments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.83%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1. Currently, there are no analysts who rate National Bankshares a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates National Bankshares 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 National Bankshares Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Weatherford International (WFT) - FREE Research Report

Gass John D, who is Director at Weatherford International, bought 6,000 shares at $13.43 on Dec. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 38,874 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 18.25% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.72, up $9.29, or 40.89% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Weatherford International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,629
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 78,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,629
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 78,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,629

The average volume for Weatherford International has been 8.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Weatherford International has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 47.06% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Weatherford International plc provides equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production, and intervention of oil and natural gas wells worldwide.

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