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Yesterday, April 30, 2015, 53 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $10.00 to $250,000,000.60.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) - FREE Research Report

Jones Frankie Taylor Sr, who is Director at Piedmont Natural Gas, sold 5,200 shares at $38.14 on April 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 16,231 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.26% with the 5,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.00, down $1.14, or 3.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Piedmont Natural Gas go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,500

The average volume for Piedmont Natural Gas has been 326,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Piedmont Natural Gas has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 3.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., an energy services company, distributes natural gas in the United States. It operates in three segments: Regulated Utility, Regulated Non-Utility Activities, and Unregulated Non-Utility Activities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Piedmont Natural Gas a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Piedmont Natural Gas as a buy. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. 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 Piedmont Natural Gas 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 76,313 shares at $13.07 on April 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 8.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.92% with the 76,313-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.64, up $0.57, or 4.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KCG Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 374,349
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 914,904
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 994,904

The average volume for KCG Holdings has been 283,700 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 12.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 24.3. 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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VeriSign (VRSN) - FREE Research Report

Gorelick Jamie S, who is Director at VeriSign, bought 1,000 shares at $64.19 on April 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,075 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 48.19% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.07, down $0.12, or 0.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for VeriSign go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,753
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,753
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,753

The average volume for VeriSign has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. VeriSign has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 12.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

VeriSign, Inc. provides domain name registry services and Internet security worldwide. The company offers registry services that operate the authoritative directory of .com, .net, .cc, .tv, and .name domain names, as well as the back-end systems for .gov, .jobs, .edu domain names, and others. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.2. Currently, there are no analysts who rate VeriSign a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates VeriSign as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full VeriSign Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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