Insider Trading Alert - HEOP, MORN And CLCT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 10, 2014, 91 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $57.29 to $203,469,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Heritage Oaks Bancorp (HEOP) - FREE Research Report

Raver William R, who is EVP, General Counsel at Heritage Oaks Bancorp, bought 9,700 shares at $3.10 on Dec. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, General Counsel owned 25,777 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 60.33% with the 9,700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.63, up $4.53, or 59.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Heritage Oaks Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 250
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,918
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,918

The average volume for Heritage Oaks Bancorp has been 39,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Heritage Oaks Bancorp has a market cap of $247.5 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 0.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Heritage Oaks Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Heritage Oaks Bank that provides banking products and services to small and medium sized businesses, and consumers in California. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.67%. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Heritage Oaks Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Heritage Oaks Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Heritage Oaks Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Morningstar (MORN) - FREE Research Report

Kaplan Steven N, who is Director at Morningstar, sold 1,500 shares at $64.52 on Dec. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 50,515 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.88% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.47, down $1.05, or 1.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Morningstar go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,100
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,500

The average volume for Morningstar has been 83,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Morningstar has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 15.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Morningstar, Inc. provides independent investment research to investors in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.15%. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.4. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Morningstar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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Collectors Universe (CLCT) - FREE Research Report

Hall David G, who is President at Collectors Universe, sold 20,000 shares at $22.13 on Dec. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the President owned 779,999 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.5% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.49, down $0.64, or 2.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Collectors Universe go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,601
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 21,635
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 51,735

The average volume for Collectors Universe has been 49,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Collectors Universe has a market cap of $195.1 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 28.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Collectors Universe Inc. provides third-party authentication, grading, and related services for rare and high-value collectibles consisting of coins, trading cards, sports memorabilia, and autographs. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.89%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Collectors Universe a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Collectors Universe as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Collectors Universe Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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