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Yesterday, Feb. 23, 2015, 76 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $179.66 to $12,841,992.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

zulily (ZU) - FREE Research Report

Spieth Robert, who is Chief Operating Officer at zulily, bought 3,000 shares at $14.56 on Feb. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 3,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.16, up $23.60, or 61.85% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for zulily has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Zulily has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 5.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

zulily, Inc. operates as an online retailer. The company operates through two segments, North America and the United Kingdom. The company has a P/E ratio of 385.1.

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Hercules Offshore (HERO) - FREE Research Report

Noe James William, who is Executive Vice President at Hercules Offshore, sold 2,413 shares at $0.91 on Feb. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 249,127 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.96% with the 2,413-share transaction.

Riddle Kimberly A, who is Vice President, HR at Hercules Offshore, sold 646 shares at $0.91 on Feb. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the Vice President, HR owned 68,331 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.94% with the 646-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $0.81, down $0.10, or 12.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hercules Offshore go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,206
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,206
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,206

The average volume for Hercules Offshore has been 3.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hercules Offshore has a market cap of $138.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 19.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Hercules Offshore, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides shallow-water drilling and marine services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry worldwide. The company operates through Domestic Offshore, International Offshore, and International Liftboats segments. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Hercules Offshore a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hercules Offshore as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Hercules Offshore Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Mercer International (MERC) - FREE Research Report

Heine Eric Xavier, who is VP Sales Marketing & Logistics at Mercer International, sold 20,000 shares at $14.41 on Feb. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP Sales Marketing & Logistics owned 45,207 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 30.67% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.68, down $0.73, or 5.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mercer International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 18,600
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,991
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 18,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 38,631
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 127,100
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 38,631

The average volume for Mercer International has been 265,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mercer International has a market cap of $928.9 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 13.83% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Mercer International Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.0. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Mercer International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Mercer International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Mercer International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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