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Yesterday, Feb. 19, 2015, 82 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $145.00 to $4,138,406.10.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Home Properties (HME) - FREE Research Report

Hague Donald R., who is Senior Vice President at Home Properties, sold 245 shares at $68.60 on Feb. 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 16,401 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.47% with the 245-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $68.06, down $0.54, or 0.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Home Properties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,580
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 428
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,580
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 428
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,580
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 728

The average volume for Home Properties has been 352,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Home Properties has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 2.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Home Properties, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It is engaged in the ownership, management, acquisition, rehabilitation and development of residential apartment communities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.43%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.7. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Home Properties a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Home Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Home Properties Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS) - FREE Research Report

Ball Frederick, who is Director at Advanced Energy Industries, sold 2,500 shares at $26.55 on Feb. 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 32,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.14% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.42, down $0.13, or 0.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Advanced Energy Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,198
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 29,377

The average volume for Advanced Energy Industries has been 399,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advanced Energy Industries has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 11.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, and supports power conversion products that transform power into various usable forms. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Advanced Energy Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Advanced Energy Industries 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, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins 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 Advanced Energy Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MKS Instruments (MKSI) - FREE Research Report

Colella Gerard G, who is CEO, President, Director at MKS Instruments, sold 6,000 shares at $35.30 on Feb. 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the CEO, President, Director owned 19,083 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 23.92% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.71, up $0.41, or 1.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MKS Instruments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,406
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,157
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,311

The average volume for MKS Instruments has been 256,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. MKS Instruments has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 2.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

MKS Instruments, Inc. operates as a provider of instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of manufacturing processes in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate MKS Instruments a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MKS Instruments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels 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 MKS Instruments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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