Insider Mid-Cap Stock Trading Trends in the Services Sector

Wall St. Watchdog uncovers companies in the Services sector whose insiders have bought and sold shares over the previous six months.  The companies’ market capitalizations range from $500 million to $1 billion.

  • Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 71,940 shares and have sold -5,650 shares, for a net of 66,290 shares. The shares recently traded at $19.50 and its market capitalization is $992,343,800. About the company: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is an internally managed hotel investment company that acquires and invests in hotel properties located in large United States cities, with an emphasis on major coastal markets. The trust may also invest in resort properties located near urban target markets and unique destination markets.
  • DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 193,880 shares and have sold -225,850 shares, for a net of -31,970 shares. The shares recently traded at $53.55 and its market capitalization is $992,002,000. About the company: DineEquity, Inc. and its subsidiaries develop, operate, and franchise family restaurants. The Company’s restaurants feature pancakes, omelets, and other breakfast specialties, as well as lunch and dinner items. The restaurants are primarily operated by franchisees in the United States, Canada, and Japan.
  • Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 354,180 shares and have sold -83,220 shares, for a net of 270,960 shares. The shares recently traded at $7.11 and its market capitalization is $975,043,600. About the company: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. develops, produces, and distributes filmed entertainment content. The Company’s divisions produce motion pictures, television programming, animation, and digital media. Lions Gate distributes its films and other media in the United States, Canada, and internationally.
  • Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 17,730 shares and have sold -7,333,110 shares, for a net of -7,315,380 shares. The shares recently traded at $55.13 and its market capitalization is $907,525,400. About the company: Travelzoo Inc. provides online marketing solutions to the travel industry. Through the Company’s Web site, its newsletter, and by using its listing management software, travel companies can inform Internet users about their specials. Travelzoo serves companies such as Alamo Rent-A-Car, Delta Airlines, Expedia, and Hilton Hotels.
  • Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc (NYSE:PNK): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 90,380 shares and have sold -1,500 shares, for a net of 88,880 shares. The shares recently traded at $14.49 and its market capitalization is $897,205,100. About the company: Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is a diversified gaming company that owns and operates several casinos and casino hotels. The Company’s facilities are located in Nevada, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Argentina. Pinnacle also receives lease income from card club casinos located in Los Angeles, California.
  • Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 561,810 shares and have sold -5,670,060 shares, for a net of -5,108,250 shares. The shares recently traded at $5.26 and its market capitalization is $893,131,700. About the company: Hersha Hospitality Trust is a real estate investment trust that owns and operates upscale and mid-scale limited service and extended-stay hotels in established metropolitan markets. The trust owns and operates hotels in multiple states throughout the Northeastern United States.
  • GeoEye Inc. (NASDAQ:GEOY): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 36,610 shares and have sold -27,210 shares, for a net of 9,400 shares. The shares recently traded at $39.94 and its market capitalization is $885,546,600. About the company: GeoEye Inc. provides earth imagery products and services worldwide. The Company operates a high-resolution satellite, which offers black and white as well as color digital imagery on a global basis.
  • Cousins Properties Inc (NYSE:CUZ): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 244,200 shares and have sold -27,440 shares, for a net of 216,760 shares. The shares recently traded at $8.49 and its market capitalization is $879,830,600. About the company: Cousins Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that derives its revenues from the acquisition, financing, development, management and leasing of commercial properties. These retail and office properties are concentrated in the Southern United States.
  • Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 41,450 shares and have sold -7,297,860 shares, for a net of -7,256,410 shares. The shares recently traded at $11.36 and its market capitalization is $867,616,000. About the company: Aircastle Ltd. is a global company that acquires, leases, and sells high-utility commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world.
  • American Assets Trust, Inc (NYSE:AAT): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 40,000 shares and have sold -1,950 shares, for a net of 38,050 shares. The shares recently traded at $21.97 and its market capitalization is $863,064,900. About the company: American Assets Trust Inc. is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust, or REIT. The Company owns, operates, acquires and develops retail and office properties in markets primarily in Southern California, Northern California and Hawaii.
  • Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 102,900 shares and have sold -86,270 shares, for a net of 16,630 shares. The shares recently traded at $14.86 and its market capitalization is $858,444,500. About the company: Regis Corporation operates and franchises hair and retail product salons. Regis’ salons operate under the Regis Hairstylists, Supercuts, MasterCuts, Trade Secret, and SmartStyle banners. The Company operates worldwide.
  • DICE HOLDINGS, INC. (NYSE:DHX): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 1,529,620 shares and have sold -38,937,270 shares, for a net of -37,407,650 shares. The shares recently traded at $12.70 and its market capitalization is $852,679,200. About the company: Dice Holdings Inc is a provider that specialize in career sites and career fairs for high growth vertical sectors. The Company provides services to help recruiters, consultants and businesses hire and train highly qualified professionals.
  • The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:ABCO): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 130,620 shares and have sold -109,040 shares, for a net of 21,580 shares. The shares recently traded at $52.64 and its market capitalization is $852,258,500. About the company: The Advisory Board Company provides best practice research and analysis to the health care industry. The Company focuses on business strategy, operations, and general management issues. Advisory provides its services through discrete annual programs to a membership of hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, health care insurers, and medical device companies.
  • Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE:HPY): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 551,500 shares and have sold -547,440 shares, for a net of 4,060 shares. The shares recently traded at $21.89 and its market capitalization is $843,719,500. About the company: Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. provides bank card-based payment processing services to small-and medium-sized merchants in the United States.
  • Scientific Games Corp. (NASDAQ:SGMS): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 1,174,900 shares and have sold -72,330 shares, for a net of 1,102,570 shares. The shares recently traded at $9.12 and its market capitalization is $839,636,000. About the company: Scientific Games Corporation provides services, systems, and products to both the pari-mutuel gaming and instant ticket lottery industries. The Company operates an instant ticket and online lottery products, systems, and services business. Scientific also operates wagering and communications, venue management, and telecommunications products businesses.
  • American Greetings Corporation (NYSE:AM): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 448,250 shares and have sold -233,970 shares, for a net of 214,280 shares. The shares recently traded at $22.17 and its market capitalization is $839,519,600. About the company: American Greetings Corporation and its subsidiaries design, manufacture, and sell everyday and seasonal greeting cards and other social expression products. The Company’s products include greeting cards, gift wrap, paper party goods, candles, balloons, stationery, and giftware. American Greetings’s products are sold throughout the world.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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