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Yesterday, Dec. 17, 2014, 81 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $68.97 to $30,520,350.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Village Super Market (VLGEA) - FREE Research Report

Estate of Perry Sumas, who is 10% Owner at Village Super Market, sold 5,718 shares at $25.36 on Dec. 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 1.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.49% with the 5,718-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.48, up $0.12, or 0.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Village Super Market go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 48,737
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 68,237
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 162,659

The average volume for Village Super Market has been 19,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Village Super Market has a market cap of $237.1 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 18.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Village Super Market, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Village Super Market a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Village Super Market as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Village Super Market Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN) - FREE Research Report

Jackson John Earl, who is Director at Main Street Capital Corporation, bought 2,500 shares at $28.36 on Dec. 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,003 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 29.4% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.34, up $0.98, or 3.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Main Street Capital Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000

The average volume for Main Street Capital Corporation has been 224,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Main Street Capital Corporation has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 14.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Main Street Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in long- term equity, equity related, and debt investments in small and lower middle market companies. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.89%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Main Street Capital Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Main Street Capital Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Main Street Capital Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Holly Energy Partners (HEP) - FREE Research Report

Norwood Kenneth, who is VP and Controller at Holly Energy Partners, bought 1,000 shares at $29.36 on Dec. 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP and Controller owned 7,144 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 16.28% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.68, up $0.32, or 1.09% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Holly Energy Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,208
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,208
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,208

The average volume for Holly Energy Partners has been 94,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Holly Energy Partners has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 10.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Holly Energy Partners, L.P. operates petroleum product and crude pipelines, storage tanks, distribution terminals, and loading rack facilities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.21%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Holly Energy Partners a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Holly Energy Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Holly Energy Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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