Insider Trading Alert - BPOP, SOHO And PMC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 19, 2015, 105 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,088.06 to $96,569,200.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Popular (BPOP) - FREE Research Report

Negron Eduardo J., who is Executive Vice President at Popular, sold 6,250 shares at $34.11 on May 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 27,227 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.67% with the 6,250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.71, down $0.40, or 1.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Popular go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,578
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,578
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,578

The average volume for Popular has been 750,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Popular has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 0.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Popular, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various retail and commercial banking products and services primarily to institutional and retail customers. The company accepts various deposit products. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Popular a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Popular as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and deteriorating net income. Get the full Popular Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Sotherly Hotels (SOHO) - FREE Research Report

Domalski Anthony E, who is Chief Financial Officer at Sotherly Hotels, sold 7,000 shares at $8.31 on May 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 51,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.07% with the 7,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.20, down $0.11, or 1.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sotherly Hotels go as follows:

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

The average volume for Sotherly Hotels has been 28,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sotherly Hotels has a market cap of $89.1 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 10.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

SoTHERLY Hotels Inc. is a self-managed and self-administered lodging REIT focused on the acquisition, renovation, upbranding and repositioning of upscale to upper upscale full-service hotels in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.62%. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Sotherly Hotels a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sotherly Hotels as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Sotherly Hotels Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Pharmerica (PMC) - FREE Research Report

Tomassetti Berard, who is SVP and CAO at Pharmerica, sold 2,598 shares at $30.00 on May 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP and CAO owned 6,505 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.54% with the 2,598-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.14, up $1.14, or 3.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pharmerica go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,052
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,165
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 29,165

The average volume for Pharmerica has been 357,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Pharmerica has a market cap of $940.5 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 48.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

PharMerica Corporation operates as an institutional pharmacy services company in the United States. The company offers services to healthcare facilities; pharmacy management services to hospitals; specialty infusion services to patients outside hospitals; and oncology pharmacy services. The company has a P/E ratio of 83.7. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Pharmerica a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pharmerica as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, 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 Pharmerica Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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