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Yesterday, April 9, 2015, 40 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $2,745.00 to $198,813,900.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Universal Insurance Holdings (UVE) - FREE Research Report

Springer Jon, who is EVP and COO at Universal Insurance Holdings, sold 6,000 shares at $26.07 on April 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP and COO owned 413,279 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.43% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.27, up $0.20, or 0.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Universal Insurance Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 35,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 131,228
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 305,748

The average volume for Universal Insurance Holdings has been 379,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal Insurance Holdings has a market cap of $947.0 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 30.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various property and casualty insurance products. The company primarily underwrites homeowners' insurance products; and offers reinsurance intermediary brokerage services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Universal Insurance Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Universal Insurance Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Universal Insurance Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Greenbrier Companies (GBX) - FREE Research Report

Rittenbaum Mark J, who is Evp & Cfo at Greenbrier Companies, sold 1,688 shares at $63.76 on April 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the Evp & Cfo owned 96,744 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.71% with the 1,688-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.38, down $0.38, or 0.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Greenbrier Companies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,613
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,613
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,398

The average volume for Greenbrier Companies has been 636,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Greenbrier Companies has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 17.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.94%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Greenbrier Companies a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Greenbrier Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Greenbrier Companies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Analog Devices (ADI) - FREE Research Report

Istel Yves Andre, who is Director at Analog Devices, sold 1,940 shares at $63.64 on April 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14,225 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12% with the 1,940-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.24, up $0.60, or 0.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Analog Devices go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 61,810
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 137,810
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 266,310

The average volume for Analog Devices has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Analog Devices has a market cap of $19.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 15.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Analog Devices, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing integrated circuits (ICs) for use in industrial, automotive, consumer, and communication markets worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.51%. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.8. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Analog Devices a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Analog Devices as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Analog Devices Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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