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Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, 30 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $19.94 to $17,775,910.79.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP) - FREE Research Report

Glover Glenda Baskin, who is Director at Pinnacle Financial Partners, bought 646 shares at $38.52 on Jan. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,146 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 25.84% with the 646-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.74, down $0.78, or 2.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pinnacle Financial Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,084
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,030
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,084
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,030
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,084
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,369

The average volume for Pinnacle Financial Partners has been 122,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Pinnacle Financial Partners has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. operates as the holding company for Pinnacle Bank that provides various banking services to individuals, small-to medium-sized businesses, and professional entities primarily in Tennessee. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.26%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Pinnacle Financial Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pinnacle Financial Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Pinnacle Financial Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Mistras Group (MG) - FREE Research Report

Bertolotti Dennis, who is President and COO, Services at Mistras Group, sold 2,500 shares at $20.57 on Jan. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the President and COO, Services owned 67,014 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.6% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.08, up $0.51, or 2.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mistras Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,701
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,701
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,701

The average volume for Mistras Group has been 142,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mistras Group has a market cap of $598.5 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 14.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Mistras Group, Inc. provides technology-enabled asset protection solutions to evaluate the structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial, and public infrastructure worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.2. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Mistras Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Mistras Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Mistras Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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JPMorgan Chase (JPM) - FREE Research Report

Smith Gordon, who is Executive Vice President at JPMorgan Chase, sold 29,238 shares at $56.92 on Jan. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 173,143 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.45% with the 29,238-share transaction.

Erdoes Mary E., who is Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase, sold 77,842 shares at $56.92 on Jan. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the Managing Director owned 203,169 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 27.7% with the 77,842-share transaction.

Zames Matthew E, who is Chief Operating Officer at JPMorgan Chase, sold 37,760 shares at $56.92 on Jan. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 228,897 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.16% with the 37,760-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.86, down $0.06, or 0.11% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for JPMorgan Chase go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 9,050
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,144
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 9,050
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,144
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 9,050
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,684

The average volume for JPMorgan Chase has been 16.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $215.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 9.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.9. Currently, there are 17 analysts who rate JPMorgan Chase a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates JPMorgan Chase as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full JPMorgan Chase Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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