Insider Trading Alert - CNBKA, HMST And DGICA Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 30, 2015, 44 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $300.00 to $7,196,200.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Century Bancorp (CNBKA) - FREE Research Report

Filler James J, who is 10% Owner at Century Bancorp, bought 1,500 shares at $39.37 on Jan. 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 392,679 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.38% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.78, down $0.59, or 1.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Century Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 94
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 112
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 143

The average volume for Century Bancorp has been 3,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Century Bancorp has a market cap of $140.7 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 2.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Century Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Century Bank and Trust Company that provides banking products and services to commercial enterprises, state and local governments and agencies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in Massachusetts. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.23%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Century Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Century Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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HomeStreet (HMST) - FREE Research Report

Straus David H, who is EVP, Commercial Banking Dir. at HomeStreet, bought 1,000 shares at $17.30 on Jan. 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP, Commercial Banking Dir. owned 10,574 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 10.44% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.70, up $0.40, or 2.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HomeStreet go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 9,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 9,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 20,693
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,000

The average volume for HomeStreet has been 67,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. HomeStreet has a market cap of $263.4 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 1.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

HomeStreet, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services primarily in the Pacific Northwest, California, and Hawaii. The company operates in two segments, Commercial and Consumer Banking, and Mortgage Banking. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate HomeStreet a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates HomeStreet as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full HomeStreet Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Donegal Group (DGICA) - FREE Research Report

Shepard Gregory M, who is 10% Owner at Donegal Group, bought 100 shares at $22.50 on Jan. 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 398,655 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.03% with the 100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.00, down $6.50, or 40.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Donegal Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,200
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,555
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,555

The average volume for Donegal Group has been 17,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Donegal Group has a market cap of $345.5 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 0.06% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Donegal Group Inc., an insurance holding company, offers property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, New England, and southern states. It operates in two segments, Personal Lines of Insurance and Commercial Lines of Insurance. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.25%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Donegal Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Donegal Group 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Donegal Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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