Insider Trading Alert - UG, ACTG And GK Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, June 8, 2015, 79 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $600.00 to $33,225,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

United-Guardian (UG) - FREE Research Report

Parker Betsee, who is 10% Owner at United-Guardian, sold 3,448 shares at $21.80 on June 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 479,297 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.71% with the 3,448-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.28, down $0.52, or 2.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for United-Guardian go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 27,408
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 42,516
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 55,594

The average volume for United-Guardian has been 8,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. United-Guardian has a market cap of $103.9 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 13.97% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

United-Guardian, Inc. researches, develops, manufactures, and markets cosmetic ingredients, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, medical lubricants, health care products, and specialty industrial products in the United States, Canada, China, the United Kingdom, France, and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.42%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.8. Currently, there are no analysts who rate United-Guardian a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates United-Guardian as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full United-Guardian Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Acacia Research Corporation (ACTG) - FREE Research Report

Deboom Fred A, who is Director at Acacia Research Corporation, bought 2,000 shares at $10.20 on June 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 76,100 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.7% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.27, up $0.07, or 0.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Acacia Research Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 42,660
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 42,660
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 42,660

The average volume for Acacia Research Corporation has been 501,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Acacia Research Corporation has a market cap of $525.3 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 39.26% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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 4.86%. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Acacia Research Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet 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.

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G & K Services (GK) - FREE Research Report

Bronson John S, who is Director at G & K Services, sold 700 shares at $70.00 on June 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,754 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.62% with the 700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $70.28, up $0.28, or 0.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for G & K Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,440
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 690
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,440
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 690
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,440
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,890

The average volume for G & K Services has been 105,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. G & K Services has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 1.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

G&K Services, Inc. provides branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, Canada, and the Dominican Republic. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.77%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate G & K Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates G & K Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. 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 G & K Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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