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Yesterday, April 16, 2015, 51 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $14.00 to $6,188,242.50.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Monmouth Real Estate Investment (MNR) - FREE Research Report

Miller Kevin S., who is Chief Financial Officer at Monmouth Real Estate Investment, bought 49 shares at $10.23 on April 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 23,576 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.21% with the 49-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.54, up $0.31, or 2.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Monmouth Real Estate Investment go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,489
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,009
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 8,209

The average volume for Monmouth Real Estate Investment has been 184,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monmouth Real Estate Investment has a market cap of $621.2 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 4.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (MREIC) is a real estate investment trust. It owns, manages, and leases properties to investment-grade tenants on long-term leases. The firm invests in the public equity and real estate markets of the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.64%. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.3. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Monmouth Real Estate Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Monmouth Real Estate Investment as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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 Monmouth Real Estate Investment Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Pinnacle Foods (PF) - FREE Research Report

Schiller Mark L., who is EVP, Div. Pres - NA Retail at Pinnacle Foods, sold 7,000 shares at $41.42 on April 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP, Div. Pres - NA Retail owned 110,421 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.96% with the 7,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.99, down $0.43, or 1.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pinnacle Foods go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 6,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,100
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 134,550
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 330,770

The average volume for Pinnacle Foods has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pinnacle Foods has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 17.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Pinnacle Foods Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes branded convenience food products in North America. It operates through three segments: Birds Eye Frozen, Duncan Hines Grocery, and Specialty Foods. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Pinnacle Foods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pinnacle Foods as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Pinnacle Foods Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Gevo (GEVO) - FREE Research Report

Lund Brett, who is EVP, GC and Secretary at Gevo, sold 619 shares at $0.20 on April 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP, GC and Secretary owned 65,587 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.93% with the 619-share transaction.

Ryan Christopher Michael, who is President and COO at Gevo, sold 1,809 shares at $0.20 on April 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the President and COO owned 322,083 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.56% with the 1,809-share transaction.

Roda Gregory, who is Chief Commercial Officer at Gevo, sold 238 shares at $0.20 on April 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Commercial Officer owned 33,856 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.7% with the 238-share transaction.

Willis Mike, who is Cfo at Gevo, sold 306 shares at $0.20 on April 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 112,897 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.27% with the 306-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $0.18, down $0.02, or 8.78% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Gevo go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 181,484
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 713
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 181,484
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 36,401
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 181,484
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 99,323

The average volume for Gevo has been 4.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Gevo has a market cap of $27.0 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 39.06% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and biofuels company, focuses on the development and commercialization of alternatives to petroleum-based products based on isobutanol produced from renewable feedstocks. The company operates in two segments, Gevo, Inc.; and Gevo Development/Agri-Energy. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Gevo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Gevo 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 Gevo Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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