Insider Trading Alert - STFC, XOOM And RAIL 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:

State Auto Financial (STFC) - FREE Research Report

State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co, who is 10% Owner at State Auto Financial, bought 2,867 shares at $23.29 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 25.9 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.01% with the 2,867-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.61, up $0.32, or 1.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for State Auto Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 70,326
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 216,233
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 285,314

The average volume for State Auto Financial has been 33,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. State Auto Financial has a market cap of $953.8 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 4.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 1.72%. 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 2 rate 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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Xoom (XOOM) - FREE Research Report

Ferro Christopher G., who is VP & General Counsel at Xoom, sold 7,000 shares at $18.80 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP & General Counsel owned 57,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.94% with the 7,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.18, down $0.62, or 3.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Xoom go as follows:

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

The average volume for Xoom has been 446,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Xoom has a market cap of $716.4 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 4.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Xoom Corporation provides digital consumer-to-consumer online money transfers services worldwide. The company offers money transfer services over the Internet or through a mobile device on its Website at xoom.com, or through its mobile application, the Xoom App. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Xoom a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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FreightCar America (RAIL) - FREE Research Report

Avery Charles F Jr, who is VP Finance, CFO and Treasurer at FreightCar America, bought 425 shares at $23.75 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP Finance, CFO and Treasurer owned 17,073 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.55% with the 425-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.48, down $0.27, or 1.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for FreightCar America go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,519
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,519
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,519

The average volume for FreightCar America has been 154,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. FreightCar America has a market cap of $289.8 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 9.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

FreightCar America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells aluminum-bodied railcars and coal cars that transport various non-liquid commodities and products primarily in North America. The company operates through two segments, Manufacturing and Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.5%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.6. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates FreightCar America a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates FreightCar America as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full FreightCar America Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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