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Yesterday, Dec. 19, 2014, 71 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $119.85 to $228,846,700.60.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kingsway Financial Services (KFS) - FREE Research Report

Swets Larry G Jr, who is President and CEO at Kingsway Financial Services, bought 372 shares at $5.60 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 2.1 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.02% with the 372-share transaction.

Baqar Hassan, who is Vice President at Kingsway Financial Services, bought 126 shares at $5.60 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 142,890 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.09% with the 126-share transaction.

Hickey William August Jr, who is Executive VP,COO, and CFO at Kingsway Financial Services, bought 266 shares at $5.60 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP,COO, and CFO owned 253,444 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.11% with the 266-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $5.60, up $0.00, or 0.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kingsway Financial Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 761
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,622
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,978
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,000

The average volume for Kingsway Financial Services has been 27,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kingsway Financial Services has a market cap of $110.4 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 43.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Kingsway Financial Services Inc., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of property and casualty insurance products for individuals and businesses in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Insurance Underwriting and Insurance Services. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Kingsway Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kingsway Financial Services 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 and poor profit margins. Get the full Kingsway Financial Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Donegal Group (DGICA) - FREE Research Report

Shepard Gregory M, who is 10% Owner at Donegal Group, bought 100 shares at $21.45 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 397,200 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.03% with the 100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.49, down $5.96, or 38.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Donegal Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 11,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,500

The average volume for Donegal Group has been 18,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Donegal Group has a market cap of $337.2 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 0.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Donegal Group Inc., an insurance holding company, offers property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, New England, and southern states. It operates in two segments, Personal Lines of Insurance and Commercial Lines of Insurance. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.33%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Donegal Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Donegal Group 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Donegal Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Powell Industries (POWL) - FREE Research Report

Becherer Joseph L, who is Director at Powell Industries, bought 365 shares at $56.99 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 20,736 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.79% with the 365-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.98, down $8.01, or 16.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Powell Industries go as follows:

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

The average volume for Powell Industries has been 83,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Powell Industries has a market cap of $564.9 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 27.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Powell Industries, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services custom-engineered equipment and systems for the distribution, control, and monitoring of electrical energy. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.22%. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.0. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Powell Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Powell Industries as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Powell Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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