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Yesterday, March 16, 2015, 105 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $101.50 to $30,000,001.88.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) - FREE Research Report

Hawthorne Bruce, who is Corp VP General Counsel & Sec at Huntington Ingalls Industries, sold 3,260 shares at $141.00 on March 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the Corp VP General Counsel & Sec owned 30,802 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.57% with the 3,260-share transaction.

Ermatinger William R, who is Corp. VP, Chief HR Officer at Huntington Ingalls Industries, sold 5,000 shares at $140.37 on March 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the Corp. VP, Chief HR Officer owned 33,287 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.06% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $138.61, down $1.76, or 1.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Huntington Ingalls Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,463
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,463
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,896

The average volume for Huntington Ingalls Industries has been 327,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Huntington Ingalls Industries has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 23.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. engages in designing, building, overhauling, and repairing ships primarily for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. It operates in three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.15%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Huntington Ingalls Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Huntington Ingalls Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations 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 Huntington Ingalls Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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NIC (EGOV) - FREE Research Report

Bradley William F Jr, who is Exec VP,CAO,Gen Counsel & Secy at NIC, sold 8,450 shares at $17.10 on March 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the Exec VP,CAO,Gen Counsel & Secy owned 932,794 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.9% with the 8,450-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.20, up $0.10, or 0.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NIC go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 191,550
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 211,550
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 224,327

The average volume for NIC has been 274,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. NIC has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 4.34% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

NIC Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides eGovernment services that enable governments to use the Internet to provide various services to businesses and citizens in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.1. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate NIC a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NIC 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full NIC Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Southern Copper (SCCO) - FREE Research Report

Casar Perez Alfredo, who is Director at Southern Copper, sold 2,400 shares at $27.23 on March 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,425 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 49.74% with the 2,400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.04, up $1.81, or 6.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Southern Copper go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 500,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 215
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 500,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 215
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1.1 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 215

The average volume for Southern Copper has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Southern Copper has a market cap of $23.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Southern Copper Corporation engages in mining, exploring, smelting, and refining copper and other minerals in Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Ecuador. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 63.0. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Southern Copper a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Southern Copper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Southern Copper Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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