Insider Trading Alert - RPXC, JGW And FBNC Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 15, 2015, 111 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,266.50 to $281,749,912.50.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

RPX (RPXC) - FREE Research Report

Roberts Martin E, who is SVP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary at RPX, sold 27,482 shares at $15.75 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary owned 36,892 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 42.69% with the 27,482-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.14, up $0.39, or 2.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RPX go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 72,102
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 115,613
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 184,613

The average volume for RPX has been 321,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. RPX has a market cap of $862.9 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 15.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

RPX Corporation provides patent risk management solutions in the United States, Japan, and internationally. It offers a subscription-based patent risk management solution that facilitates exchanges of value between owners and users of patents. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate RPX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates RPX as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full RPX Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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JG Wentworth Company (JGW) - FREE Research Report

Trishield Special Situations Master Fund Ltd., who is 10% Owner at JG Wentworth Company, bought 45,823 shares at $9.57 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 2.2 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.16% with the 45,823-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.62, up $0.05, or 0.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for JG Wentworth Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 116,125
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 248,984
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 599,031

The average volume for JG Wentworth Company has been 100,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. JG Wentworth Company has a market cap of $134.3 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 10.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The J.G. Wentworth Company provides funding solutions to customers in the United States. It serves the liquidity needs of structured settlement payment holders by providing its customers with cash in exchange for various fixed scheduled future payments. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.2. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate JG Wentworth Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates JG Wentworth Company as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full JG Wentworth Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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First Bancorp (FBNC) - FREE Research Report

Sloan O. Temple III, who is Director at First Bancorp, bought 3,150 shares at $15.82 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,150 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 3,150-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.60, down $0.22, or 1.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for First Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 8,550
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 8,550
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 8,550
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,000

The average volume for First Bancorp has been 25,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. First Bancorp has a market cap of $311.9 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 15.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

First Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for First Bank that provides various banking products and services for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses primarily in North Carolina, Southwestern Virginia, and Northeastern South Carolina. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.03%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.6. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate First Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates First Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full First Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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