Yesterday, Dec. 15, 2015, 86 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $235.29 to $1,531,800.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Nordson (NDSN) - FREE Research Report

Jaehnert Frank M, who is Director at Nordson, bought 2,000 shares at $64.00 on Dec. 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,411 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 21.25% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.48, up $0.48, or 0.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nordson go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,000

The average volume for Nordson has been 334,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Nordson has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 18.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures, and markets products and systems for dispensing, applying, and controlling adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.51%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Nordson a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Nordson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity 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 Nordson Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Sturm Ruger (RGR) - FREE Research Report

Maynard Steven M, who is VP of Lean Business Dev. at Sturm Ruger, sold 1,963 shares at $60.00 on Dec. 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP of Lean Business Dev. owned 2,635 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 42.69% with the 1,963-share transaction.

Lang Mark, who is Group Vice President at Sturm Ruger, sold 4,000 shares at $60.00 on Dec. 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Group Vice President owned 1,937 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 67.37% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $58.59, down $1.41, or 2.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sturm Ruger go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,000

The average volume for Sturm Ruger has been 199,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sturm Ruger has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 68.18% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells firearms under the Ruger trademark in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.84%. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.6. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Sturm Ruger a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sturm Ruger as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Sturm Ruger Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Smith & Wesson (SWHC) - FREE Research Report

Debney P. James, who is President and CEO at Smith & Wesson, sold 41,283 shares at $22.89 on Dec. 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 262,196 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.6% with the 41,283-share transaction.

Smith Mark Peter, who is Officer at Smith & Wesson, sold 11,645 shares at $22.85 on Dec. 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Officer owned 48,281 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.43% with the 11,645-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.76, down $1.09, or 5.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Smith & Wesson go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,710
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,044
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 32,065

The average volume for Smith & Wesson has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Smith & Wesson has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 126.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation manufactures and sells firearm products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, firearms and accessories. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Smith & Wesson a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Smith & Wesson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, 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 somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Smith & Wesson Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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