Yesterday, April 13, 2016, 43 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $4.16 to $2,804,186.25.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Servisfirst (SFBS) - FREE Research Report

Kattos Andrew N, who is EVP, Regional CEO at Servisfirst, sold 5,000 shares at $46.06 on April 13, 2016. Following this transaction, the EVP, Regional CEO owned 152,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.18% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.53, down $2.53, or 5.81% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Servisfirst go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 180
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 880
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,676
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 880
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,345

The average volume for Servisfirst has been 166,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Servisfirst has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 5.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for ServisFirst Bank that provides banking services to individual and corporate customers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.72%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Servisfirst a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Servisfirst as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation. Get the full Servisfirst Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Essendant (ESND) - FREE Research Report

Blanchard Eric A, who is Sr VP, Gen Counsel & Secretary at Essendant, sold 4,000 shares at $34.03 on April 13, 2016. Following this transaction, the Sr VP, Gen Counsel & Secretary owned 40,426 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.63, down $1.40, or 4.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Essendant go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,530
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,530
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,530

The average volume for Essendant has been 175,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Essendant has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are down 22.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Essendant Inc. operates as a wholesale distributor of workplace essentials in the United States and internationally. It supplies janitorial supplies, breakroom items, foodservice consumables, safety and security items, and paper and packaging products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.7%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1.

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Willis Lease Finance (WLFC) - FREE Research Report

Nunemaker Donald A, who is Shareholder at Willis Lease Finance, sold 2,222 shares at $21.61 on April 13, 2016. Following this transaction, the Shareholder owned 41,189 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.12% with the 2,222-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.54, down $0.07, or 0.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Willis Lease Finance go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 180
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 67,463
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 180
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 70,463
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 180
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 70,463

The average volume for Willis Lease Finance has been 13,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Willis Lease Finance has a market cap of $164.0 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 7.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Willis Lease Finance Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, leases commercial aircraft engines and other aircraft-related equipment to air carriers, manufacturers, and overhaul/repair facilities worldwide. It operates through two segments, Equipment Leasing and Spare Parts Sales. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Willis Lease Finance a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Willis Lease Finance 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 find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Willis Lease Finance Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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