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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:

State Auto Financial (STFC) - FREE Research Report

State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co, who is 10% Owner at State Auto Financial, bought 3,626 shares at $24.93 on April 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 25.8 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.01% with the 3,626-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.49, down $0.44, or 1.8% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for State Auto Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 72,738
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 154,554
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 257,858

The average volume for State Auto Financial has been 35,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. State Auto Financial has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 11.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

State Auto Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in writing personal, business, and specialty insurance products. The company operates through four segments: Personal insurance, Business insurance, Specialty insurance, and Investment operations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.6%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.6. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates State Auto Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates State Auto Financial 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, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full State Auto Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Urban Outfitters (URBN) - FREE Research Report

Marlow Tedford G, who is CEO, Urban Outfitters Group at Urban Outfitters, sold 50,000 shares at $44.00 on April 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the CEO, Urban Outfitters Group owned 14,712 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 77.27% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.64, down $0.36, or 0.82% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Urban Outfitters go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,699
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,699
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,699

The average volume for Urban Outfitters has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Urban Outfitters has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 23.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Urban Outfitters, Inc., a lifestyle specialty retail company, engages in the retail and wholesale of general consumer products. The company operates in two segments, Retail and Wholesale. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.1. Currently, there are 14 analysts who rate Urban Outfitters a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Urban Outfitters as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Urban Outfitters Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Hess (HES) - FREE Research Report

Truelove Brian D., who is Senior Vice President at Hess, sold 1,000 shares at $74.29 on April 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 22,958 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.17% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $77.29, up $3.00, or 3.89% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hess go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,300
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 36,011
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 40,421
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 106,868
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 40,421
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 116,168

The average volume for Hess has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hess has a market cap of $21.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 5.78% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Hess Corporation, an exploration and production company, develops, produces, purchases, transports, and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.34%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Hess a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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