Insider Trading Alert - FRBK, WM And ZEUS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 7, 2015, 75 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $130.56 to $50,650,057.80.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Republic First Bancorp (FRBK) - FREE Research Report

Flocco Theodore J JR, who is Director at Republic First Bancorp, bought 5,000 shares at $3.60 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 23,650 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 26.81% with the 5,000-share transaction.

Historical insider transactions for Republic First Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 26,316
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 26,316
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 26,316

The average volume for Republic First Bancorp has been 76,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Republic First Bancorp has a market cap of $135.0 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Republic First Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Republic First Bank that provides credit and depository banking services to individuals and businesses primarily in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.0. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Republic First Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Republic First Bancorp as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full Republic First Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Waste Management (WM) - FREE Research Report

Carpenter Don P, who is VP & Chief Acctg Officer at Waste Management, sold 600 shares at $48.42 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP & Chief Acctg Officer owned 22,756 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.57% with the 600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.34, up $0.92, or 1.87% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Waste Management go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,123
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,123
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,123

The average volume for Waste Management has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Waste Management has a market cap of $22.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 5.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.18%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.0. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Waste Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Waste Management Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Olympic Steel (ZEUS) - FREE Research Report

Della Ratta Ralph M Jr, who is Director at Olympic Steel, bought 750 shares at $16.98 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,570 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 7.64% with the 750-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.11, up $0.13, or 0.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Olympic Steel go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 6,815
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,700
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 17,194
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,700
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 17,194
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,700

The average volume for Olympic Steel has been 68,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Olympic Steel has a market cap of $150.6 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 22.95% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Olympic Steel, Inc. processes and distributes metal products in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Flat Products, and Tubular and Pipe Products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.58%. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Olympic Steel a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Olympic Steel as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Olympic Steel Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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