Insider Trading Alert - CZNC, RFP And STFC Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 1, 2015, 63 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $200.00 to $4,632,380.28.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Citizens and Northern (CZNC) - FREE Research Report

Scovill J Bradley, who is President & CEO at Citizens and Northern, bought 6,500 shares at $20.09 on May 1, 2015. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 13,674 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 90.6% with the 6,500-share transaction.

Tyler Ann M, who is Director at Citizens and Northern, sold 1,500 shares at $20.13 on May 1, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,952 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 23.25% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.80, down $0.33, or 1.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Citizens and Northern go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 903
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 650
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,350
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 650
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,080
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 650

The average volume for Citizens and Northern has been 24,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Citizens and Northern has a market cap of $243.3 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 4.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Citizens & Northern Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Citizens & Northern Bank that provides a range of banking and mortgage services to individual and corporate customers in North Central Pennsylvania and Southern New York. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.24%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Citizens and Northern a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Citizens and Northern as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Citizens and Northern Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Resolute Forest Products (RFP) - FREE Research Report

Steelhead Navigator Master, L.P., who is 10% Owner at Resolute Forest Products, sold 223,700 shares at $16.08 on May 1, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 11.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.88% with the 223,700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.46, down $0.62, or 4.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Resolute Forest Products go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,479
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,279
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 224,067

The average volume for Resolute Forest Products has been 230,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Resolute Forest Products has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Resolute Forest Products Inc. operates in the forest products industry in the United States, Canada, and South Korea. It operates through four segments: Newsprint, Specialty Papers, Market Pulp, and Wood Products. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Resolute Forest Products a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Resolute Forest Products as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Resolute Forest Products Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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State Auto Financial (STFC) - FREE Research Report

State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co, who is 10% Owner at State Auto Financial, bought 13,864 shares at $23.99 on May 1, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 25.9 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.05% with the 13,864-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.94, down $0.05, or 0.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for State Auto Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 74,251
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 198,431
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 290,735

The average volume for State Auto Financial has been 34,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. State Auto Financial has a market cap of $971.1 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 6.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

State Auto Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in writing personal, business, and specialty insurance products. It operates through four segments: Personal insurance, Business insurance, Specialty insurance, and Investment operations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.69%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.1. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates State Auto Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates State Auto Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth 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 State Auto Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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