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Yesterday, Jan. 28, 2015, 40 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.00 to $29,510,450.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Metro Bancorp (METR) - FREE Research Report

Gelder Douglas S, who is Director at Metro Bancorp, sold 146 shares at $26.03 on Jan. 28, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 116,479 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.13% with the 146-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.49, down $0.54, or 2.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Metro Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 100
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,826
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 100
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,086
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,100
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,086

The average volume for Metro Bancorp has been 20,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Metro Bancorp has a market cap of $369.7 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 1.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Metro Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Metro Bank, which provides retail and commercial banking services for consumers, and small and mid-sized companies in Pennsylvania. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Metro Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC) - FREE Research Report

Ligon Samuel B, who is Director at Capital Southwest Corporation, bought 300 shares at $42.75 on Jan. 28, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 12,680 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.42% with the 300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.65, up $0.90, or 2.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Capital Southwest Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 650
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,030
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,030
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,000

The average volume for Capital Southwest Corporation has been 128,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Capital Southwest Corporation has a market cap of $671.1 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 14.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Capital Southwest Corporation is a business development company specializing in private equity investments in growth capital, acquisition financings, management buyouts, and minority recapitalizations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.4.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Capital Southwest Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Capital Southwest Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Tiffany (TIF) - FREE Research Report

Beraud Jill, who is Executive Vice President at Tiffany, bought 500 shares at $90.71 on Jan. 28, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $89.07, down $1.64, or 1.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tiffany go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,973
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,973
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 87,357

The average volume for Tiffany has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Tiffany has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and retails jewelry worldwide. The company operates through Americas, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe, and Other segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.68%. The company has a P/E ratio of 63.6. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Tiffany a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tiffany as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Tiffany Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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