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Yesterday, March 11, 2015, 115 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $183.00 to $317,250,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

California Water Service Group (CWT) - FREE Research Report

Nelson Peter C, who is Director at California Water Service Group, sold 4,803 shares at $24.39 on March 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 85,771 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.3% with the 4,803-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.82, up $0.43, or 1.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for California Water Service Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 8
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 21
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 62,597

The average volume for California Water Service Group has been 222,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. California Water Service Group has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 0.28% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

California Water Service Group, through its subsidiaries, provides water utility and other related services in California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.79%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate California Water Service Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates California Water Service Group as a buy. 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, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full California Water Service Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Computer (CSC) - FREE Research Report

Lawrie John M, who is President and CEO at Computer, sold 8,000 shares at $68.34 on March 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 81,150 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.97% with the 8,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $67.53, down $0.81, or 1.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Computer go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 31,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 48,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 124,000

The average volume for Computer has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Computer has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 5.71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through Global Business Services, Global Infrastructure Services, and North American Public Sector segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.37%. The company has a P/E ratio of 320.5. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Computer a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Computer as a buy. 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 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 Computer Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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ESSA Bancorp (ESSA) - FREE Research Report

Fallon Timothy S., who is Director at ESSA Bancorp, bought 1,000 shares at $12.50 on March 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,160 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 24.04% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.61, up $0.11, or 0.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for ESSA Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 728
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 728
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,445
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 728

The average volume for ESSA Bancorp has been 18,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. ESSA Bancorp has a market cap of $143.8 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 5.08% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for ESSA Bank & Trust that provides a range of financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in Pennsylvania. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6. Currently, there are no analysts who rate ESSA Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates ESSA Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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 ESSA Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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