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Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, 91 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $98.84 to $10,479,200.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

LinkedIn (LNKD) - FREE Research Report

Scott James Kevin, who is SVP, Engineering & Operations at LinkedIn, sold 2,187 shares at $263.54 on Feb. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Engineering & Operations owned 53,989 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.89% with the 2,187-share transaction.

Taylor Susan J.S., who is VP, Corporate Controller & CAO at LinkedIn, sold 1,284 shares at $263.73 on Feb. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP, Corporate Controller & CAO owned 10,781 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.64% with the 1,284-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $266.47, up $2.74, or 1.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LinkedIn go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,293
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33,293
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 56,662

The average volume for LinkedIn has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. LinkedIn has a market cap of $29.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 16.51% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. Currently, there are 19 analysts who rate LinkedIn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LinkedIn as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full LinkedIn Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Valley National Bancorp (VLY) - FREE Research Report

Davey Stephen P, who is First Senior Vice President at Valley National Bancorp, sold 5,541 shares at $9.53 on Feb. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the First Senior Vice President owned 17,043 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.54% with the 5,541-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.52, down $0.01, or 0.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Valley National Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,900
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,900

The average volume for Valley National Bancorp has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Valley National Bancorp has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 0.93% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Valley National Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for the Valley National Bank that provides commercial, retail, and trust and investment services. The company operates in four segments: Commercial Lending, Consumer Lending, Investment Management, and Corporate and Other Adjustments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Valley National Bancorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Valley National Bancorp as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Valley National Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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ReachLocal (RLOC) - FREE Research Report

Thompson Edward, who is Director at ReachLocal, bought 10,000 shares at $3.45 on Feb. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $3.33, down $0.12, or 3.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for ReachLocal go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 90,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 360
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 90,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 360
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 115,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,535

The average volume for ReachLocal has been 115,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. ReachLocal has a market cap of $99.2 million and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

ReachLocal, Inc. provides a suite of online marketing and reporting solutions to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Currently, there are no analysts who rate ReachLocal a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates ReachLocal as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full ReachLocal Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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