Insider Trading Alert - BLKB, TYPE And ESNT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 11, 2015, 93 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,570.00 to $275,612,220.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Blackbaud (BLKB) - FREE Research Report

Kight Peter J, who is Director at Blackbaud, bought 9,500 shares at $52.98 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,063 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1687.39% with the 9,500-share transaction.

Ellis George H, who is Director at Blackbaud, sold 1,500 shares at $53.51 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 13,162 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.23% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.51, down $1.00, or 1.9% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Blackbaud go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,006
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,006

The average volume for Blackbaud has been 189,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Blackbaud has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 22.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Blackbaud, Inc. provides software solutions and related services for nonprofit, charitable giving, and education communities worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 83.9. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Blackbaud a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Blackbaud as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Blackbaud Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Monotype Imaging Holdings (TYPE) - FREE Research Report

Landers Scott E, who is Sr VP, CFO, Treas., Asst. Sec. at Monotype Imaging Holdings, sold 1,000 shares at $26.79 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Sr VP, CFO, Treas., Asst. Sec. owned 82,365 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.2% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.10, down $0.69, or 2.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Monotype Imaging Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,069
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,207
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 24,345

The average volume for Monotype Imaging Holdings has been 150,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monotype Imaging Holdings has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 7.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. develops, markets, and licenses technologies and fonts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and rest of Asia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.5%. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.2. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Monotype Imaging Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Monotype Imaging Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Monotype Imaging Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Essent Group (ESNT) - FREE Research Report

Mcalee Lawrence E Jr, who is Senior Vice President and CFO at Essent Group, sold 2,000 shares at $26.00 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President and CFO owned 292,079 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.68% with the 2,000-share transaction.

Gibbons Mary Lourdes, who is SVP and Chief Legal Officer at Essent Group, sold 3,900 shares at $26.00 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP and Chief Legal Officer owned 275,767 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.39% with the 3,900-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.76, down $0.24, or 0.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Essent Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,100
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 112,100
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 185,340

The average volume for Essent Group has been 455,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Essent Group has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 1.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Essent Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.2. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Essent Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Essent Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full Essent Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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