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Friday, April 17, 2015, 38 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $235.33 to $30,000,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Village Super Market (VLGEA) - FREE Research Report

Estate of Perry Sumas, who is 10% Owner at Village Super Market, sold 958 shares at $33.18 on April 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 1.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.1% with the 958-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.82, up $0.64, or 1.9% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Village Super Market go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 102,008
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 169,843
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 263,590

The average volume for Village Super Market has been 28,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Village Super Market has a market cap of $327.0 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 21.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Village Super Market, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Village Super Market a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Village Super Market as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Village Super Market Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Halliburton (HAL) - FREE Research Report

Miller Jeffrey Allen, who is President at Halliburton, sold 6,000 shares at $47.50 on April 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the President owned 303,277 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.94% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.58, up $1.08, or 2.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Halliburton go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,000

The average volume for Halliburton has been 15.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Halliburton has a market cap of $40.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 19.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.51%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.9. Currently, there are 17 analysts who rate Halliburton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) - FREE Research Report

Crawford Gordon, who is Director at Lions Gate Entertainment, bought 35,000 shares at $31.23 on April 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 241,790 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 16.93% with the 35,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.61, up $0.38, or 1.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lions Gate Entertainment go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 250,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 500,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 545,322

The average volume for Lions Gate Entertainment has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Lions Gate Entertainment has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., an entertainment company, is engaged in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, and international distribution and sales activities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.89%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Lions Gate Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lions Gate Entertainment 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and reasonable valuation levels. 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 Lions Gate Entertainment Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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