Insider Trading Alert - AMSF, AMNB And CASH 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:

AMERISAFE (AMSF) - FREE Research Report

Bradley C Allen Jr, who is Chairman and CEO at AMERISAFE, sold 10,400 shares at $43.65 on Dec. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman and CEO owned 124,636 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.7% with the 10,400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.97, down $1.68, or 4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AMERISAFE go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,212
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,780
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,780

The average volume for AMERISAFE has been 86,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. AMERISAFE has a market cap of $801.7 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 4.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

AMERISAFE, Inc., an insurance holding company, markets and underwrites workers' compensation insurance for small to mid-sized employers engaged in construction, trucking, manufacturing, oil and gas, agriculture, maritime, and logging industries. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.13%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate AMERISAFE a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AMERISAFE 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 notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full AMERISAFE Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American National Bankshares (AMNB) - FREE Research Report

Majors Charles H, who is Executive Chairman at American National Bankshares, sold 5,000 shares at $22.61 on Dec. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Chairman owned 57,495 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.35, up $0.74, or 3.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American National Bankshares go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,900
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,900
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14,900

The average volume for American National Bankshares has been 17,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. American National Bankshares has a market cap of $177.2 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 13.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

American National Bankshares Inc. operates as the bank holding company for American National Bank and Trust Company that provides financial products and services to individuals and businesses in Virginia and North Carolina. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.07%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7. Currently, there are no analysts who rate American National Bankshares a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American 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 somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full American National Bankshares Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Meta Financial Group (CASH) - FREE Research Report

Moore Frederick V, who is Director at Meta Financial Group, sold 450 shares at $35.50 on Dec. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,300 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.71% with the 450-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.70, down $0.80, or 2.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Meta Financial Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,653
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,500

The average volume for Meta Financial Group has been 17,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Meta Financial Group has a market cap of $216.6 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 13.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Meta Financial Group, Inc. operates as the holding company for MetaBank that offers various banking products and services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.48%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Meta Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Meta Financial Group as a buy. The company's strongest point has been its very decent return on equity which we feel should persist. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Meta Financial Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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