Yesterday, Dec. 17, 2015, 102 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $600.00 to $296,713,529.26.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

MKS Instruments (MKSI) - FREE Research Report

Amon Cristina, who is Director at MKS Instruments, sold 1,500 shares at $36.09 on Dec. 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 29,283 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.87% with the 1,500-share transaction.

Quirk Brian Charles, who is Sr. VP, Global Operations at MKS Instruments, sold 1,000 shares at $36.03 on Dec. 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP, Global Operations owned 7,102 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.34% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.74, down $0.29, or 0.81% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MKS Instruments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 800
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 800
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,600

The average volume for MKS Instruments has been 278,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. MKS Instruments has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 0.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of manufacturing processes in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.87%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.9. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate MKS Instruments a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MKS Instruments as a buy. 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, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full MKS Instruments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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York Water (YORW) - FREE Research Report

Rasmussen Steven R, who is Director at York Water, bought 25 shares at $23.58 on Dec. 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 738 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 3.57% with the 25-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.93, up $1.35, or 5.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for York Water go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 26
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,087
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,640
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,087
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,301
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,087

The average volume for York Water has been 19,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. York Water has a market cap of $309.9 million and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 5.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The York Water Company impounds, purifies, and distributes drinking water. It owns and operates two wastewater collection and treatment systems; and has two reservoirs comprising Lake Williams and Lake Redman, which together hold up to approximately 2.2 billion gallons of water. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.7. Currently, there are no analysts who rate York Water a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates York Water as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full York Water Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Kellogg (K) - FREE Research Report

Kellogg W K Foundation Trust, who is 10% Owner at Kellogg, sold 100,000 shares at $72.00 on Dec. 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 69.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.14% with the 100,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $70.87, down $1.13, or 1.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kellogg go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 400,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 600,000

The average volume for Kellogg has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kellogg has a market cap of $25.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 9.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Kellogg Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods. The company operates through U.S. Morning Foods, U.S. Snacks, U.S. Specialty, North America Other, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 69.9. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Kellogg a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kellogg as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Kellogg Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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