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Yesterday, Dec. 22, 2014, 79 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $4.97 to $8,553,900.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Diamondrock Hospitality (DRH) - FREE Research Report

Quinn Briony R., who is Chief Accounting Officer at Diamondrock Hospitality, sold 10,000 shares at $15.34 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 34,955 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.24% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.30, down $0.04, or 0.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Diamondrock Hospitality go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 60,000

The average volume for Diamondrock Hospitality has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Diamondrock Hospitality has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 31.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

DiamondRock Hospitality Company, a lodging focused real estate company, owns premium hotels and resorts in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.65%. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Diamondrock Hospitality a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Diamondrock Hospitality as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Diamondrock Hospitality Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Waddell & Reed Financial (WDR) - FREE Research Report

Avery Michael L, who is President at Waddell & Reed Financial, sold 10,000 shares at $48.96 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the President owned 252,912 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.8% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.94, down $0.02, or 0.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Waddell & Reed Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,298
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,298
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 61
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,298

The average volume for Waddell & Reed Financial has been 924,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Waddell & Reed Financial has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 24.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides investment management, investment product underwriting and distribution, and shareholder services administration to mutual funds, and institutional and separately managed accounts in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Waddell & Reed Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Waddell & Reed Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations 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 Waddell & Reed Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Washington REIT (WRE) - FREE Research Report

Franklin Laura M, who is E.V.P. Accounting at Washington REIT, sold 20,000 shares at $27.64 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the E.V.P. Accounting owned 64,254 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 23.74% with the 20,000-share transaction.

Camp William T., who is E.V.P. & Cfo at Washington REIT, sold 15,000 shares at $27.64 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the E.V.P. & Cfo owned 46,169 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.52% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.09, up $0.45, or 1.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Washington REIT go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,675
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,675
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 13,675

The average volume for Washington REIT has been 370,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Washington REIT has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 18.66% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The company engages in the ownership, operation, and development of real properties. The firm invests in real estate markets of the greater Washington D.C. metro region. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.33%. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Washington REIT a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Washington REIT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Washington REIT Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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