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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:

Pier 1 Imports (PIR) - FREE Research Report

Babrowski Claire H, who is Director at Pier 1 Imports, bought 2,000 shares at $13.24 on April 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14,961 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 15.43% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.04, down $0.20, or 1.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pier 1 Imports go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,600
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,600
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,000

The average volume for Pier 1 Imports has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pier 1 Imports has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 15.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. is engaged in the retail sale of decorative home furnishings, furniture, gifts, and related products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.2. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Pier 1 Imports a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pier 1 Imports as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Pier 1 Imports Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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RPM International (RPM) - FREE Research Report

Nance Frederick R., who is Director at RPM International, sold 2,820 shares at $48.24 on April 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 13,789 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.98% with the 2,820-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.97, down $0.27, or 0.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RPM International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,000

The average volume for RPM International has been 947,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. RPM International has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 6.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

RPM International Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells specialty chemical products for industrial and consumer markets in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.16%. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.2. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate RPM International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates RPM International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full RPM International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Essent Group (ESNT) - FREE Research Report

Mcalee Lawrence E Jr, who is Senior Vice President and CFO at Essent Group, sold 2,000 shares at $25.00 on April 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President and CFO owned 294,079 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.68% with the 2,000-share transaction.

Gibbons Mary Lourdes, who is SVP and Chief Legal Officer at Essent Group, sold 4,000 shares at $25.00 on April 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP and Chief Legal Officer owned 279,767 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.41% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.78, down $0.22, or 0.89% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Essent Group go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 106,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 179,240

The average volume for Essent Group has been 393,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Essent Group has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 2.99% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Essent Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Essent Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Essent Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Essent Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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