Insider Trading Alert - COWN, CROX And ISBC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 15, 2014, 114 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $538.00 to $2,081,081.25.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Cowen Group (COWN) - FREE Research Report

Lasota Stephen, who is Chief Financial Officer at Cowen Group, sold 10,000 shares at $4.61 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 581,318 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.69% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.53, down $0.08, or 1.86% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cowen Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 37,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 37,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 37,500

The average volume for Cowen Group has been 594,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cowen Group has a market cap of $520.4 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 16.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Cowen Group, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides alternative investment management, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services for its clients. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Cowen Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cowen Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Cowen Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Crocs (CROX) - FREE Research Report

Lasher Jeff, who is Chief Financial Officer at Crocs, sold 5,082 shares at $12.17 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 158,842 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.1% with the 5,082-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.16, down $0.01, or 0.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Crocs go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,750
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 37,750
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 42,750
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,500

The average volume for Crocs has been 989,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Crocs has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 23.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Crocs, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes casual lifestyle footwear, apparel, and accessories for men, women, and children in the Americas, the Asia Pacific region, Japan, and Europe. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Crocs a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Crocs as a hold. 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 increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Crocs Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Investors Bancorp (ISBC) - FREE Research Report

Bone Dennis M, who is Director at Investors Bancorp, bought 700 shares at $10.90 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 67,744 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.04% with the 700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.86, down $0.04, or 0.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Investors Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,200
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 19,414
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 19,414
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,414

The average volume for Investors Bancorp has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Investors Bancorp has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 8.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Investors Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Investors Bank that provides various banking products and services for businesses and individuals in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Investors Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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