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Friday, April 24, 2015, 53 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $93.52 to $16,621,325.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kirkland's (KIRK) - FREE Research Report

Alderson Robert E, who is Director at Kirkland's, sold 30,000 shares at $23.56 on April 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 500,143 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.66% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.34, up $0.78, or 3.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kirkland's go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 538,874
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 704,870
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 729,870

The average volume for Kirkland's has been 151,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kirkland's has a market cap of $412.9 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Kirkland's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home decor and gifts in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.9. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Kirkland's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kirkland's 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Kirkland's Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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KCG Holdings (KCG) - FREE Research Report

Daniel V. Tierney 2011 Trust, who is 10% Owner at KCG Holdings, sold 54,761 shares at $12.86 on April 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 8.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.65% with the 54,761-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.18, up $0.32, or 2.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KCG Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 239,979
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 810,985
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 810,985

The average volume for KCG Holdings has been 278,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. KCG Holdings has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 12.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

KCG Holdings, Inc., an independent securities firm, provides various services designed to address trading needs across asset classes, product types, and time zones. The company operates through three segments: Market Making, Global Execution Services, and Corporate and Other. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.1. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate KCG Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KCG Holdings as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins. Get the full KCG Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Linear Technology (LLTC) - FREE Research Report

Mccann Alexander, who is Vp & Coo at Linear Technology, sold 12,121 shares at $47.73 on April 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Vp & Coo owned 89,357 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.94% with the 12,121-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.64, down $1.09, or 2.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Linear Technology go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,917
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,588

The average volume for Linear Technology has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Linear Technology has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 4.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Linear Technology Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets a line of analog integrated circuits (ICs) worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.53%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Linear Technology a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Linear Technology 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Linear Technology Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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