Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer. Friday, May 22, 2015, 89 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,297.00 to $237,892,500.00. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Acacia Research Corporation (ACTG) - FREE Research Report Haynes Clayton J, who is Cfo at Acacia Research Corporation, sold 14,000 shares at $10.39 on May 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 120,573 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.4% with the 14,000-share transaction. Treska Edward Joseph, who is Sr. VP, GC & Secretary at Acacia Research Corporation, sold 7,786 shares at $10.39 on May 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP, GC & Secretary owned 77,941 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.08% with the 7,786-share transaction. Vella Matthew, who is CEO & President at Acacia Research Corporation, sold 9,437 shares at $10.39 on May 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the CEO & President owned 245,884 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.7% with the 9,437-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $10.06, down $0.33, or 3.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Acacia Research Corporation go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 40,660
12-Week # shares sold: 40,660
24-Week # shares sold: 40,660
The average volume for Acacia Research Corporation has been 542,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Acacia Research Corporation has a market cap of $527.3 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 39.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Acacia Research Corporation, through its subsidiaries, invests in, develops, licenses, and enforces patented technologies in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.84%. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Acacia Research Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on ACTG - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Acacia Research Corporation as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Acacia Research Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.