Insider Trading Alert - NAVG, AMC And PFS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 18, 2015, 93 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.00 to $575,784,180.28.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Navigators Group (NAVG) - FREE Research Report

Deeks Terence N, who is Director at Navigators Group, sold 3,144 shares at $77.70 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.13% with the 3,144-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $77.51, down $0.19, or 0.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Navigators Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,000

The average volume for Navigators Group has been 41,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Navigators Group has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 5.28% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Navigators Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, underwrites ocean marine, property and casualty, professional liability, and specialty insurance products and services in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.2. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Navigators Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Navigators Group 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, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Navigators Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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AMC Entertainment Holdings (AMC) - FREE Research Report

Mcdonald Mark A, who is Evp, Development at AMC Entertainment Holdings, sold 9,000 shares at $29.09 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Evp, Development owned 19,519 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 31.56% with the 9,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.80, up $0.71, or 2.38% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for AMC Entertainment Holdings has been 296,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. AMC Entertainment Holdings has a market cap of $628.1 million and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 14.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a theatrical exhibition company in the United States and internationally. As of December 31, 2014, the company owned, operated, or held interests in 348 theatres with a total of 4,960 screens primarily in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.75%. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.3. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate AMC Entertainment Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AMC Entertainment Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full AMC Entertainment Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Provident Financial Services (PFS) - FREE Research Report

Pugliese John, who is Director at Provident Financial Services, bought 1,000 shares at $18.00 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 89,402 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.13% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.40, up $0.40, or 2.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Provident Financial Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,976
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,976

The average volume for Provident Financial Services has been 163,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Provident Financial Services has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 1.61% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Provident Financial Services, Inc. operates as the holding company for The Provident Bank, which provides banking services to individuals, families, and businesses in New Jersey. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Provident Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Provident Financial Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Provident Financial Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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