Insider Trading Alert - INDB, AFG And STBZ Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 24, 2015, 75 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $542.19 to $168,250,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Independent Bank (INDB) - FREE Research Report

Fuerschbach Raymond G, who is Senior Vice President at Independent Bank, sold 2,366 shares at $41.43 on Feb. 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 22,895 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.37% with the 2,366-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.22, down $0.21, or 0.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Independent Bank go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 784
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,573
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 784
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,573
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 784
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,933

The average volume for Independent Bank has been 95,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Independent Bank has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 2.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Independent Bank Corp. operates as the bank holding company for Rockland Trust Company that provides banking products and services primarily to small-to-medium sized businesses and individuals in Massachusetts. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.29%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Independent Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Independent Bank as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. 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 Independent Bank Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Financial Group (AFG) - FREE Research Report

Jacobs Terry S, who is Director at American Financial Group, sold 2,745 shares at $63.26 on Feb. 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,055 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 57.19% with the 2,745-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.30, up $0.04, or 0.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Financial Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,243
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,648
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 26,444

The average volume for American Financial Group has been 354,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Financial Group has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 4.28% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

American Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance products in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.58%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate American Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Financial 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, attractive valuation levels 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 American Financial Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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State Bank Financial (STBZ) - FREE Research Report

Watkins Bradford L., who is Director Real Estate Banking at State Bank Financial, sold 2,425 shares at $19.70 on Feb. 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director Real Estate Banking owned 71,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.28% with the 2,425-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.16, up $0.46, or 2.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for State Bank Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,359
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,359
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,459
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,000

The average volume for State Bank Financial has been 189,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. State Bank Financial has a market cap of $638.3 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

State Bank Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for State Bank and Trust Company that offers various community banking services to individuals and businesses in middle Georgia and metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.01%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.5. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate State Bank Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates State Bank Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full State Bank Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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