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Yesterday, Dec. 16, 2014, 105 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $63.36 to $15,595,781.10.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Simon Property Group (SPG) - FREE Research Report

Hubbard Allan B, who is Director at Simon Property Group, bought 134 shares at $181.12 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,068 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.35% with the 134-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $179.15, down $1.97, or 1.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Simon Property Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 133
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 133
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 133
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,000

The average volume for Simon Property Group has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Simon Property Group has a market cap of $56.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 18.51% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. It engages in investment, ownership, and management of properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.88%. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.1. Currently, there are 15 analysts who rate Simon Property Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Simon Property Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Simon Property Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Peabody Energy (BTU) - FREE Research Report

Sutherlin Michael W, who is Director at Peabody Energy, bought 5,000 shares at $7.26 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 12,382 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 67.73% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.70, up $0.44, or 5.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Peabody Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 21,900
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 26,900
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 26,900

The average volume for Peabody Energy has been 14.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Peabody Energy has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 62.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Peabody Energy Corporation is engaged in the mining of coal. The company operates through Western U.S. Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Australian Mining, Trading and Brokerage, and Corporate and Other segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.61%. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Peabody Energy a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Peabody Energy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Peabody Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Vonage Holdings (VG) - FREE Research Report

Tempora Michael A., who is SVP, Product Mgmt. at Vonage Holdings, sold 5,980 shares at $3.34 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Product Mgmt. owned 17,629 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.33% with the 5,980-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $3.36, up $0.02, or 0.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vonage Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 826,940
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2.0 million

The average volume for Vonage Holdings has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vonage Holdings has a market cap of $684.3 million and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Vonage Holdings Corp. provides communications services that connect individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide. The company offers voice and messaging services through session initiation protocol based voice over Internet protocol network. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.0. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Vonage Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vonage Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Vonage Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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