Yesterday, Nov. 12, 2015, 171 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $57.69 to $70,050,500.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

FS Investment (FSIC) - FREE Research Report

Goebel William Balke, who is Chief Financial Officer at FS Investment, bought 2,500 shares at $9.62 on Nov. 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 5,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.55, down $0.07, or 0.77% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for FS Investment go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,690
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 125,472
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 134,042

The average volume for FS Investment has been 796,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. FS Investment has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 3.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

FS Investment Corporation is a business development company specializing in investments in debt securities. It seeks to purchase interests in loans through secondary market transactions or directly from the target companies as primary market investments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 9.25%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate FS Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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Alere (ALR) - FREE Research Report

Hinrichs James F., who is Executive VP, CFO at Alere, bought 10,000 shares at $39.97 on Nov. 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive VP, CFO owned 30,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 50% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.79, down $0.18, or 0.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alere go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,786
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,786
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,786

The average volume for Alere has been 671,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alere has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 2.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Alere Inc. provides point-of-care diagnostics and services for infectious disease, cardiometabolic disease, and toxicology in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Professional Diagnostics and Consumer Diagnostics segments. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Alere a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alere as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Alere Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) - FREE Research Report

Stadium Capital Partners L P, who is Director at Big 5 Sporting Goods, bought 21,686 shares at $9.18 on Nov. 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2.6 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.85% with the 21,686-share transaction.

Stadium Capital Qualified Partners Lp, who is Director at Big 5 Sporting Goods, bought 2,134 shares at $9.18 on Nov. 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 255,938 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.84% with the 2,134-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.87, down $0.31, or 3.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Big 5 Sporting Goods go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 26,404
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,935
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 99,641
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,935
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 305,448
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,935

The average volume for Big 5 Sporting Goods has been 238,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Big 5 Sporting Goods has a market cap of $199.0 million and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 37.39% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation operates as a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.42%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Big 5 Sporting Goods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Big 5 Sporting Goods as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Big 5 Sporting Goods Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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