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Yesterday, April 15, 2015, 48 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $81.85 to $422,748,916.10.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Stag Industrial (STAG) - FREE Research Report

Butcher Benjamin S, who is Chairman, CEO and President at Stag Industrial, sold 1,874 shares at $22.50 on April 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chairman, CEO and President owned 64,038 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.84% with the 1,874-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.37, down $0.13, or 0.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stag Industrial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,544
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,544
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,078
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,544
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,452

The average volume for Stag Industrial has been 421,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stag Industrial has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

STAG Industrial, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. It is engaged in investment and management of real estate assets. STAG Industrial, Inc. was founded on July 21, 2010 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.97%. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Stag Industrial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Stag Industrial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. 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 Stag Industrial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Century Bancorp (CNBKA) - FREE Research Report

Filler James J, who is 10% Owner at Century Bancorp, bought 66 shares at $39.30 on April 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 402,194 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.02% with the 66-share transaction.

Evangelista Paul A, who is Executive Vice President at Century Bancorp, bought 5 shares at $65.97 on April 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 1,772 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.29% with the 5-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.92, down $26.05, or 65.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Century Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 11
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 949
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,062

The average volume for Century Bancorp has been 2,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Century Bancorp has a market cap of $142.6 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 1.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Century Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Century Bank and Trust Company that provides banking products and services to commercial enterprises, state and local governments and agencies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in Massachusetts. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.21%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Century Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, increase in net income 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 Century Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC) - FREE Research Report

Landis Kevin M, who is President at Firsthand Technology Value Fund, bought 21,000 shares at $14.37 on April 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the President owned 152,986 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 15.91% with the 21,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.15, down $0.22, or 1.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Firsthand Technology Value Fund go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 147,044
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 147,044
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 217,461

The average volume for Firsthand Technology Value Fund has been 50,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Firsthand Technology Value Fund has a market cap of $129.1 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 24.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. is a business development company specializes in investments in start-up, late, development stage, and PIPEs. It seeks to invest in pre-IPO companies. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.7.

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