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Yesterday, April 13, 2015, 39 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $250.00 to $3,812,500.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Ross Stores (ROST) - FREE Research Report

Rentler Barbara, who is Chief Executive Officer at Ross Stores, sold 25,000 shares at $104.16 on April 13, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 301,538 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.66% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $104.34, up $0.18, or 0.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ross Stores go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 247,562
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 271,345
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 271,345

The average volume for Ross Stores has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ross Stores has a market cap of $21.4 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 10.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Ross Stores a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ross Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Ross Stores Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Coffee (JVA) - FREE Research Report

Knepper Barry, who is Director at Coffee, bought 1,000 shares at $4.98 on April 13, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $5.05, up $0.07, or 1.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Coffee go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,000

The average volume for Coffee has been 53,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Coffee has a market cap of $32.0 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 3.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Coffee Holding Co., Inc. engages in the manufacturing, roasting, packaging, marketing, and distributing roasted and blended coffees in the United States, Canada, and the Far East. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Coffee a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Coffee as a hold. 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 and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Coffee Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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First Niagara Financial Group (FNFG) - FREE Research Report

Philip George M, who is Director at First Niagara Financial Group, bought 664 shares at $9.07 on April 13, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 69,581 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.96% with the 664-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.90, down $0.17, or 1.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for First Niagara Financial Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 708
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 708
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 82,197

The average volume for First Niagara Financial Group has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. First Niagara Financial Group has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 5.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for First Niagara Bank, N.A. that provides retail and commercial banking, and other financial services to individuals, families, and businesses. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.59%. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate First Niagara Financial Group a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates First Niagara Financial Group as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full First Niagara Financial Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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