Insider Trading Alert - BRKL, KIRK And FBIZ Traded By Insiders

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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:

Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) - FREE Research Report

Carlson Carl M, who is Chief Financial Officer at Brookline Bancorp, bought 3,000 shares at $10.97 on April 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 43,198 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 7.46% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.81, down $0.16, or 1.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Brookline Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,360
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,360
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,360
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,000

The average volume for Brookline Bancorp has been 233,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Brookline Bancorp has a market cap of $765.5 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 8.97% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Brookline Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Brookline Bank, Bank Rhode Island, and First Ipswich Bank that provides commercial, business, and retail banking services to the corporate, municipal, and individual customers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.29%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Brookline Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Brookline Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Brookline Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Kirkland's (KIRK) - FREE Research Report

Alderson Robert E, who is Director at Kirkland's, sold 30,000 shares at $24.22 on April 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 440,143 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.38% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.14, down $0.08, or 0.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kirkland's go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 403,149
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 764,870
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 789,870

The average volume for Kirkland's has been 153,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kirkland's has a market cap of $418.7 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 2.28% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 24.2. 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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First Business Financial Services (FBIZ) - FREE Research Report

Voeks Dean W, who is Director at First Business Financial Services, bought 12 shares at $46.57 on April 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,558 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.22% with the 12-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.45, down $1.12, or 2.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for First Business Financial Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,207
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,207
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,801
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,500

The average volume for First Business Financial Services has been 10,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. First Business Financial Services has a market cap of $199.7 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 3.86% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

First Business Financial Services, Inc. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate First Business Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates First Business Financial Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full First Business Financial Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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