Yesterday, Nov. 16, 2015, 86 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,470.50 to $10,820,124.97.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Universal (UVV) - FREE Research Report

Moore David C, who is Senior VP & CFO at Universal, sold 6,997 shares at $55.32 on Nov. 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the Senior VP & CFO owned 84,686 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.63% with the 6,997-share transaction.

Broome Theodore G, who is Shareholder at Universal, sold 2,000 shares at $54.07 on Nov. 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the Shareholder owned 42,777 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.47% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.42, up $1.35, or 2.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Universal go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 600
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 600
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,595

The average volume for Universal has been 184,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are up 26.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Universal Corporation operates as a leaf tobacco merchant and processor worldwide. It engages in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.88%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Universal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Universal as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Universal Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Dynegy (DYN) - FREE Research Report

Flexon Robert C, who is President and CEO at Dynegy, bought 10,000 shares at $16.70 on Nov. 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 426,763 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.4% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.04, up $2.34, or 12.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Dynegy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 40,855

The average volume for Dynegy has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Dynegy has a market cap of $72.5 million and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Dynegy Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services in the United States. It operates in three segments, Coal, IPH, and Gas. The company sells its services on a wholesale basis from its power generation facilities.

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Axcelis Technologies (ACLS) - FREE Research Report

Fallon Lynnette C, who is Executive VP, HR/Legal at Axcelis Technologies, bought 5,000 shares at $2.39 on Nov. 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive VP, HR/Legal owned 91,287 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 5.79% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $2.44, up $0.05, or 2.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Axcelis Technologies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 64,166
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 64,166
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 64,166
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,000

The average volume for Axcelis Technologies has been 851,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Axcelis Technologies has a market cap of $277.7 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 3.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips worldwide. It provides offers a line of high energy, high current, and medium current implanters for all application requirements. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Axcelis Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Axcelis Technologies as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Axcelis Technologies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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