Insider Trading Alert - LTS, VLGEA And SAFM Traded By Insiders

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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:

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (LTS) - FREE Research Report

Gilinski Saul, who is Director at Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, bought 50,000 shares at $4.19 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.5 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 3.46% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.08, down $0.11, or 2.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 80,786
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 86,903
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 136,903

The average volume for Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services has been 489,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services has a market cap of $782.1 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 34.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides brokerage and advisory, investment banking, equity research, institutional sales and trading, asset management, and trust services. The company has a P/E ratio of 84.4. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Village Super Market (VLGEA) - FREE Research Report

Estate of Perry Sumas, who is 10% Owner at Village Super Market, sold 1,000 shares at $25.14 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 1.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.09% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.07, down $0.07, or 0.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Village Super Market go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 55,894
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 79,837
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 174,259

The average volume for Village Super Market has been 19,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Village Super Market has a market cap of $246.0 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 17.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 3.93%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6. 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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Sanderson Farms (SAFM) - FREE Research Report

Bierbusse John, who is Director at Sanderson Farms, sold 2,285 shares at $85.14 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 13,787 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.22% with the 2,285-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $88.57, up $3.43, or 3.87% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sanderson Farms go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,000

The average volume for Sanderson Farms has been 636,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sanderson Farms has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 23.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Sanderson Farms, Inc., an integrated poultry processing company, produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh, frozen, and prepared chicken products in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.03%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.9. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Sanderson Farms a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sanderson Farms 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, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Sanderson Farms Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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