Insider Trading Alert - WSBF, STFC And AEIS 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:

Waterstone Financial (WSBF) - FREE Research Report

Schmidt Stephen J, who is Director at Waterstone Financial, bought 3,000 shares at $12.40 on Dec. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 42,078 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 7.68% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.55, up $0.15, or 1.2% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Waterstone Financial has been 123,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Waterstone Financial has a market cap of $427.2 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 22.78% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Waterstone Financial, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for WaterStone Bank SSB that provides various financial services to customers in southeastern Wisconsin. The company operates through two segments, Community Banking and Mortgage Banking. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.61%. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.5. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Waterstone Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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State Auto Financial (STFC) - FREE Research Report

State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co, who is 10% Owner at State Auto Financial, bought 5,500 shares at $20.38 on Dec. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 25.6 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.02% with the 5,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.62, up $0.24, or 1.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for State Auto Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 65,125
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 90,305
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 189,540

The average volume for State Auto Financial has been 33,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. State Auto Financial has a market cap of $831.6 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 3.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

State Auto Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in writing personal, business, and specialty insurance products. The company operates through four segments: Personal insurance, Business insurance, Specialty insurance, and Investment operations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate State Auto Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates State Auto Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full State Auto Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS) - FREE Research Report

Herron Danny C, who is Officer: Executive VP & CFO at Advanced Energy Industries, sold 6,198 shares at $21.00 on Dec. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Officer: Executive VP & CFO owned 3,728 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 62.44% with the 6,198-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.05, up $1.05, or 4.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Advanced Energy Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,679
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,179
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,179

The average volume for Advanced Energy Industries has been 432,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advanced Energy Industries has a market cap of $866.1 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 3.76% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, and supports power conversion products that transform power into various usable forms. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.2. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Advanced Energy Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Advanced Energy Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Advanced Energy Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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