Insider Trading Alert - BSQR, SF And SHO Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, 98 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $85.00 to $13,664,800.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Bsquare (BSQR) - FREE Research Report

Chase Jerry D, who is President & CEO at Bsquare, bought 1,125 shares at $4.20 on Dec. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 33,491 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 3.48% with the 1,125-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.48, up $0.28, or 6.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Bsquare go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 11,860
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,860
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 16,860

The average volume for Bsquare has been 51,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Bsquare has a market cap of $50.9 million and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 26.26% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

BSQUARE Corporation provides software solutions and related engineering services to companies that develop smart connected systems in North America, Asia, Europe, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 54.3. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Bsquare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Bsquare as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Bsquare Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Stifel Financial (SF) - FREE Research Report

Dubinsky John P, who is Director at Stifel Financial, sold 2,000 shares at $49.95 on Dec. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 31,568 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.96% with the 2,000-share transaction.

Himelfarb Richard J, who is Director at Stifel Financial, sold 25,000 shares at $49.75 on Dec. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 246,820 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.2% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.77, up $1.02, or 2.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stifel Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,994
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,221
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 50,221

The average volume for Stifel Financial has been 341,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stifel Financial has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 6.39% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Stifel Financial Corp., a financial holding company, provides retail and institutional brokerage, and investment banking services in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Stifel Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Stifel Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Stifel Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Sunstone Hotel Investors (SHO) - FREE Research Report

Cruse Kenneth Edward, who is Chief Executive Officer at Sunstone Hotel Investors, sold 31,296 shares at $16.10 on Dec. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 605,985 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.91% with the 31,296-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.34, up $0.24, or 1.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sunstone Hotel Investors go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 21,395
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 21,395
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,395

The average volume for Sunstone Hotel Investors has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Sunstone Hotel Investors has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 20.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, ownership, asset management, renovation, and sale of luxury, upper upscale, and upscale full-service hotels in the United States. Its portfolio also includes mid-scale hotels. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 8.99%. The company has a P/E ratio of 53.4. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Sunstone Hotel Investors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sunstone Hotel Investors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Sunstone Hotel Investors Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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