Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, 80 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $162.00 to $7,446,158.70.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Union Bankshares (UBSH) - FREE Research Report

Tillett Ronald L, who is Director at Union Bankshares, bought 1,000 shares at $22.14 on Feb. 19, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 25,918 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 4.01% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.51, up $0.37, or 1.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Union Bankshares go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,274

The average volume for Union Bankshares has been 139,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Union Bankshares has a market cap of $990.6 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 11.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Union Bankshares Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Union Bank & Trust that provides banking and related financial services to consumers and businesses throughout Virginia. The company operates in two segments, Community Bank and Mortgage. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Union Bankshares a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Union Bankshares as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and reasonable valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Union Bankshares Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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FBR (FBRC) - FREE Research Report

Hendrix Richard J, who is President and CEO at FBR, bought 2,500 shares at $15.87 on Feb. 19, 2016. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 259,044 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.97% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.04, up $0.17, or 1.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for FBR go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,600
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 12,598
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,000

The average volume for FBR has been 28,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. FBR has a market cap of $111.6 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 20.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

FBR & Co. operates as an investment banking and institutional brokerage firm primarily in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Capital Markets and Principal Investing. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.05%. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates FBR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates FBR as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its very decent return on equity which we feel should persist. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full FBR 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 2,000 shares at $31.49 on Feb. 19, 2016. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Financial Officer owned 74,742 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.75% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.34, up $0.85, or 2.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PacWest Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 50,000

The average volume for PacWest Bancorp has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. PacWest Bancorp has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 26.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 6.34%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate PacWest Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate 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 robust revenue growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. 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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