Insider Trading Alert - HBNC, MKSI And BDN 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:

Horizon Bancorp (IN (HBNC) - FREE Research Report

Pairitz Peter L, who is Director at Horizon Bancorp (IN, bought 904 shares at $23.30 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 86,654 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.05% with the 904-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.44, up $0.14, or 0.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Horizon Bancorp (IN go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,500

The average volume for Horizon Bancorp (IN has been 19,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Horizon Bancorp (IN has a market cap of $217.2 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 9.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Horizon Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Horizon Bank, N.A. that provides commercial and retail banking services in Northwestern and Central Indiana and Southwest Michigan. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.38%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Horizon Bancorp (IN a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Horizon Bancorp (IN as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Horizon Bancorp (IN Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MKS Instruments (MKSI) - FREE Research Report

Anderson Robert R, who is Director at MKS Instruments, sold 500 shares at $36.33 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 19,296 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.53% with the 500-share transaction.

Lee John Tseng-Chung, who is Sr. VP, Business Units at MKS Instruments, sold 10,747 shares at $36.36 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP, Business Units owned 1 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 99.99% with the 10,747-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.21, up $0.85, or 2.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MKS Instruments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,150
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 24,307

The average volume for MKS Instruments has been 235,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. MKS Instruments has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 0.87% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of manufacturing processes in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate MKS Instruments a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MKS Instruments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full MKS Instruments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Brandywine Realty (BDN) - FREE Research Report

Devuono H Jeffrey, who is Executive Vice President at Brandywine Realty, sold 30,000 shares at $14.48 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 114,221 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.8% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.61, up $0.13, or 0.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Brandywine Realty go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 65,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 135,000

The average volume for Brandywine Realty has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Brandywine Realty has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 9.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Brandywine Realty Trust is a publically owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in office, mixed-use, and industrial properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 241.5. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Brandywine Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Brandywine Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Brandywine Realty Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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