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Yesterday, Feb. 26, 2015, 105 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $197.27 to $2,046,500.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Cisco Systems (CSCO) - FREE Research Report

Christie Katherine Blair, who is SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at Cisco Systems, sold 48,227 shares at $29.89 on Feb. 26, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Chief Marketing Officer owned 230,881 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.28% with the 48,227-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.86, down $0.03, or 0.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cisco Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 360,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 360,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.6 million

The average volume for Cisco Systems has been 30.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cisco Systems has a market cap of $150.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 7.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.85%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7. Currently, there are 17 analysts who rate Cisco Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cisco Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Cisco Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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PDC Energy (PDCE) - FREE Research Report

Meyers R Scott, who is Cao at PDC Energy, sold 6,000 shares at $53.99 on Feb. 26, 2015. Following this transaction, the Cao owned 12,116 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 33.12% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.18, down $0.81, or 1.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PDC Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 250

The average volume for PDC Energy has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. PDC Energy has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 30.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

PDC Energy, Inc., an independent exploration and production company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7. Currently, there are 13 analysts who rate PDC Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PDC Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. Get the full PDC Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Wintrust Financial (WTFC) - FREE Research Report

James Charles H III, who is Director at Wintrust Financial, sold 1,400 shares at $44.43 on Feb. 26, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7,939 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.99% with the 1,400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.36, up $2.93, or 6.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wintrust Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,000

The average volume for Wintrust Financial has been 178,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Wintrust Financial has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 1.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Wintrust Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and other financial products and services to customers in the Chicago metropolitan area and in southeastern Wisconsin. The company operates in three segments: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.93%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Wintrust Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wintrust Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Wintrust Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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