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:

Essent Group (ESNT) - FREE Research Report

Glanville Robert, who is Director at Essent Group, bought 1,000 shares at $23.15 on Dec. 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 16,924 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 6.28% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.13, down $0.02, or 0.09% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Essent Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,000

The average volume for Essent Group has been 500,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Essent Group has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 10.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Essent Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Essent Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Essent Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Essent Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Covanta (CVA) - FREE Research Report

Holsten Joseph M, who is Director at Covanta, bought 80,780 shares at $14.49 on Dec. 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 128,318 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 169.93% with the 80,780-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.29, up $0.80, or 5.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Covanta go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 30,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,700
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,700
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,700

The average volume for Covanta has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Covanta has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 32.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Covanta Holding Corporation provides waste and energy services to municipal entities primarily worldwide. It owns and operates infrastructure for the conversion of waste to energy, as well as engages in other waste disposal and renewable energy production businesses. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.25%. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Covanta a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Covanta as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Covanta Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Gladstone Land (LAND) - FREE Research Report

Parrish Lewis, who is Cfo at Gladstone Land, bought 500 shares at $8.25 on Dec. 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 1,500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 50% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.51, up $0.26, or 3.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Gladstone Land go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,600

The average volume for Gladstone Land has been 29,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gladstone Land has a market cap of $76.9 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 20.65% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Gladstone Land Corporation, an externally-managed agricultural real estate investment trust, owns and leases farmland to corporate and independent farmers in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.65%. The company has a P/E ratio of 283.0. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Gladstone Land a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Gladstone Land 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 Gladstone Land Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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