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Yesterday, March 3, 2015, 111 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $58.00 to $21,695,559.83.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Continental Resources (CLR) - FREE Research Report

Brown Glen A, who is SVP, Exploration at Continental Resources, sold 4,825 shares at $45.73 on March 3, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Exploration owned 107,781 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.28% with the 4,825-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.85, down $2.88, or 6.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Continental Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 86,999
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,000

The average volume for Continental Resources has been 5.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Continental Resources has a market cap of $15.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 13.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Continental Resources, Inc. is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.2. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Continental Resources a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Continental Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Continental Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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NuStar Energy L.P (NS) - FREE Research Report

Greehey William E, who is Director at NuStar Energy L.P, bought 12,100 shares at $61.45 on March 3, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2.8 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.44% with the 12,100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $62.11, up $0.66, or 1.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NuStar Energy L.P go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 87,900
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 250
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 187,900
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 250
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 287,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 250

The average volume for NuStar Energy L.P has been 373,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. NuStar Energy L.P has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 8.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

NuStar Energy L.P. is engaged in the terminalling, storage, and marketing of petroleum products, and transportation of petroleum products and anhydrous ammonia primarily in the United States and the Netherlands. The company operates in three segments: Storage, Pipeline, and Fuels Marketing. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.7. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate NuStar Energy L.P a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NuStar Energy L.P as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full NuStar Energy L.P Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Lincoln National (LNC) - FREE Research Report

Konen Mark E, who is President - Ins. Sol. and Ann. at Lincoln National, sold 24,531 shares at $884.41 on March 3, 2015. Following this transaction, the President - Ins. Sol. and Ann. owned 72,161 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.37% with the 24,531-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $58.05, down $826.36, or 1423.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lincoln National go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 19,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,582
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 54,430

The average volume for Lincoln National has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Lincoln National has a market cap of $15.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 1.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. The company operates in Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.36%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Lincoln National a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lincoln National as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Lincoln National Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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