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Yesterday, April 8, 2015, 59 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $199.90 to $2,613,411,881.91.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) - FREE Research Report

Murry Stefan J., who is Chief Financial Officer at Applied Optoelectronics, sold 4,787 shares at $13.12 on April 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 9,545 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 33.4% with the 4,787-share transaction.

Yeh Shu-Hua (Joshua), who is Officer at Applied Optoelectronics, sold 7,000 shares at $13.39 on April 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Officer owned 72,741 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.78% with the 7,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.46, up $0.07, or 0.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Applied Optoelectronics go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,406
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,406

The average volume for Applied Optoelectronics has been 245,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Applied Optoelectronics has a market cap of $196.4 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 18.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. designs and manufactures optical communications products for Internet data center, cable television (CATV), and fiber-to-the-home markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.1. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Applied Optoelectronics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Applied Optoelectronics as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Applied Optoelectronics Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Halliburton (HAL) - FREE Research Report

Miller Jeffrey Allen, who is President at Halliburton, sold 6,000 shares at $45.00 on April 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the President owned 308,644 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.91% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.37, up $0.37, or 0.82% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Halliburton go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,000

The average volume for Halliburton has been 16.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Halliburton has a market cap of $37.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 12.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1. Currently, there are 17 analysts who rate Halliburton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Halliburton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Halliburton Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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G-III Apparel Group (GIII) - FREE Research Report

Nackman Neal, who is Chief Financial Officer/Treas at G-III Apparel Group, sold 5,000 shares at $116.00 on April 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer/Treas owned 31,379 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.74% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $116.45, up $0.45, or 0.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for G-III Apparel Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 164,691
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 253,142
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 281,749

The average volume for G-III Apparel Group has been 164,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. G-III Apparel Group has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 15.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. designs, manufactures, and markets women's and men's apparel. The company's products include outerwear, dresses, sportswear, swimwear, women's suits, and women's performance wear. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate G-III Apparel Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates G-III Apparel Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth 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 G-III Apparel Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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