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Yesterday, March 30, 2015, 34 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.00 to $87,499,988.94.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

IHS (IHS) - FREE Research Report

Key Scott, who is President and CEO at IHS, sold 3,000 shares at $110.59 on March 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 113,138 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.58% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $112.44, up $1.85, or 1.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for IHS go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,000

The average volume for IHS has been 454,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. IHS has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 1.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

IHS Inc. provides critical information, insights, and analytics worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.1. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate IHS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates IHS 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full IHS Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Central Pacific Financial (CPF) - FREE Research Report

Anchorage Advisors Management, LLC, who is 10% Owner at Central Pacific Financial, sold 3.8 million shares at $23.01 on March 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 4.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 47.11% with the 3.8 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.05, up $0.04, or 0.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Central Pacific Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 34
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 34
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 34

The average volume for Central Pacific Financial has been 267,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Central Pacific Financial has a market cap of $798.8 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 7.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Central Pacific Financial Corp operates as the holding company for Central Pacific Bank that provides commercial banking services to businesses, professionals, and individuals in Hawaii. The company operates in three segments: Banking Operations, Treasury, and All Others. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.5. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Central Pacific Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Central Pacific Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Central Pacific Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Fred's (FRED) - FREE Research Report

Eisenman Jack, who is Director at Fred's, sold 7,764 shares at $17.03 on March 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 34.87% with the 7,764-share transaction.

Jacobs Reggie, who is Evp at Fred's, sold 2,357 shares at $17.01 on March 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the Evp owned 18 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 99.24% with the 2,357-share transaction.

Sands Willie, who is Vp at Fred's, sold 3,067 shares at $17.17 on March 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the Vp owned 3,603 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 45.98% with the 3,067-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.18, up $0.01, or 0.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Fred's go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 902
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,143
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 902
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,119
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,849
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 34,203

The average volume for Fred's has been 136,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fred's has a market cap of $628.7 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 1.26% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Fred's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, sells general merchandise through its retail discount stores and full service pharmacies in the Southeastern United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.41%. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Fred's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fred's as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Fred's Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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