Insider Trading Alert - UBSH, MAS And LGCY Traded By Insiders

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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:

Union Bankshares (UBSH) - FREE Research Report

Farrar Jeffrey W, who is Evp at Union Bankshares, sold 1,500 shares at $23.57 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp owned 26,091 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.44% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.89, up $0.32, or 1.34% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Union Bankshares go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,715
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,008
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,715
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,020
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,715

The average volume for Union Bankshares has been 151,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Union Bankshares has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 2.66% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Union Bankshares Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Union First Market Bank that provides banking and related financial services to consumers and businesses in the northern, central, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Tidewater, and Northern Neck regions of Virginia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Union Bankshares a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Union Bankshares as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Union Bankshares Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Masco (MAS) - FREE Research Report

Lindow John P, who is VP-Controller at Masco, sold 10,000 shares at $25.19 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP-Controller owned 66,908 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.31, up $0.12, or 0.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Masco go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 500,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.0 million

The average volume for Masco has been 4.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Masco has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Masco Corporation manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products in North America and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.47%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Masco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Masco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Masco Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Legacy Reserves (LGCY) - FREE Research Report

Vann Kyle D, who is Director at Legacy Reserves, bought 5,330 shares at $18.56 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,330 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 5,330-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.28, down $5.28, or 39.76% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Legacy Reserves has been 843,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Legacy Reserves has a market cap of $865.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 56.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Legacy Reserves LP owns and operates oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 19.22%. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Legacy Reserves a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Legacy Reserves as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Legacy Reserves Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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