Insider Trading Alert - HLIT, MNRK And NUAN Traded By Insiders

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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:

Harmonic (HLIT) - FREE Research Report

Ben-Natan Nimrod, who is SVP and GM, Edge Business at Harmonic, sold 26,250 shares at $7.86 on Feb. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP and GM, Edge Business owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 26,250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.86, down $0.00, or 0.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Harmonic go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 48,512
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 133,512
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 133,512

The average volume for Harmonic has been 640,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Harmonic has a market cap of $693.0 million and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 12.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Harmonic Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells video infrastructure products and system solutions worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 49.2. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Harmonic a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Harmonic as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Harmonic Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Monarch Financial Holdings (MNRK) - FREE Research Report

Lock Andrew N, who is Chief Risk Officer at Monarch Financial Holdings, sold 11,300 shares at $12.51 on Feb. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Risk Officer owned 36,734 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 23.53% with the 11,300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.40, down $0.11, or 0.9% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Monarch Financial Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 150
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,804
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 150
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,804
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 150
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,000

The average volume for Monarch Financial Holdings has been 8,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monarch Financial Holdings has a market cap of $132.7 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 10.04% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Monarch Bank that provides various banking products and services for businesses, professionals, corporate executives, and individuals. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Monarch Financial Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Monarch Financial Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Monarch Financial Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Nuance Communications (NUAN) - FREE Research Report

Ricci Paul, who is Chief Executive Officer at Nuance Communications, sold 250,000 shares at $14.10 on Feb. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 2.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.54% with the 250,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.90, down $0.20, or 1.44% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nuance Communications go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 11,657
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 48,423
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,657
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 58,423
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,657
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 80,423

The average volume for Nuance Communications has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nuance Communications has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 1.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Nuance Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Nuance Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Nuance Communications Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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