Insider Trading Alert - SPLK, MBRG And ADC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 8, 2014, 75 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $294.00 to $12,417,450.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Smith Graham, who is Director at Splunk, sold 5,000 shares at $63.70 on Dec. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 89,126 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.31% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $60.46, down $3.24, or 5.36% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 185,348
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 214,123

The average volume for Splunk has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 8.54% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence in the United States and internationally. Currently, there are 15 analysts who rate Splunk a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Splunk as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Splunk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Middleburg Financial (MBRG) - FREE Research Report

Mcdaniel Mary Leigh, who is Director at Middleburg Financial, bought 815 shares at $18.40 on Dec. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,015 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 37.05% with the 815-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.67, down $0.73, or 4.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Middleburg Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 118
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 700
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 29,597
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 700
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 60,673
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,909

The average volume for Middleburg Financial has been 9,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Middleburg Financial has a market cap of $130.0 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 1.16% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Middleburg Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Middleburg Bank that provides various banking products and services to individuals, and small and medium-sized businesses. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.19%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Middleburg Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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Agree Realty (ADC) - FREE Research Report

Agree Richard, who is Chairman at Agree Realty, bought 25,000 shares at $29.67 on Dec. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman owned 377,415 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 7.09% with the 25,000-share transaction.

Rubenfaer William S., who is Director at Agree Realty, bought 3,000 shares at $29.67 on Dec. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 42.86% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.00, up $1.33, or 4.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Agree Realty go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,150
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,305
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,150
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,305
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,150
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,305

The average volume for Agree Realty has been 87,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Agree Realty has a market cap of $455.1 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 6.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Agree Realty Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, development, acquisition, and management of retail properties, which are primarily leased to national and regional retail companies in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.92%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Agree Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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