Yesterday, Dec. 14, 2015, 81 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $99.99 to $2,606,664.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

UFP Technologies (UFPT) - FREE Research Report

Rock Mitchell, who is Vice President at UFP Technologies, sold 3,284 shares at $22.79 on Dec. 14, 2015. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 41,467 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.34% with the 3,284-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.99, down $0.80, or 3.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for UFP Technologies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 18,484
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,317
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,317

The average volume for UFP Technologies has been 12,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. UFP Technologies has a market cap of $160.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 8.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

UFP Technologies, Inc. designs and converts foams, plastics, composites, and natural fiber materials and provides solutions to medical, automotive, consumer, electronics, industrial, aerospace, and defense markets in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates UFP Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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PacWest Bancorp (PACW) - FREE Research Report

Rusnak Patrick J, who is EVP, Chief Financial Officer at PacWest Bancorp, bought 2,200 shares at $43.79 on Dec. 14, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Financial Officer owned 53,850 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 4.26% with the 2,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.14, up $0.35, or 0.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PacWest Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,400
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 50,000

The average volume for PacWest Bancorp has been 759,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. PacWest Bancorp has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 4.95% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

PacWest Bancorp operates as the holding company for Pacific Western Bank that provides commercial banking products and services to individuals, professionals, and small to mid-sized businesses in the United States. It accepts demand, money market, and time deposits. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate PacWest Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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Children's Place (PLCE) - FREE Research Report

Poole Gregory I, who is Senior VP, Global Sourcing at Children's Place, sold 2,023 shares at $54.78 on Dec. 14, 2015. Following this transaction, the Senior VP, Global Sourcing owned 55,641 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.51% with the 2,023-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.48, down $0.30, or 0.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Children's Place go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,545
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,907
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 24,907

The average volume for Children's Place has been 496,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Children's Place has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 3.77% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Children's Place, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.11%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.2. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Children's Place a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Children's Place as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Children's Place Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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