Insider Stock Trading Trends to Know in the Financial Sector Now

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

  • MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MKTX): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 106,860 shares and have sold -2,401,740 shares, for a net of -2,294,880 shares. The shares recently traded at $26.13 and its market capitalization is $993,054,100. About the company: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. operates an electronic, multi-dealer to client platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate and emerging markets bond trading. The Company’s technology delivers price discovery and trade execution services to institutional and broker-dealer clients.
  • BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 28,648,660 shares and have sold -95,110 shares, for a net of 28,553,550 shares. The shares recently traded at $8.20 and its market capitalization is $990,521,200. About the company: BGC Partners, Inc. is a full-service, inter-dealer broker specializing in the trading of over-the-counter financial instruments and related derivative products. The Company is active in the global fixed income, rates, foreign exchange, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, futures and structured product markets.
  • Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUSQ): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 40,460 shares and have sold -2,530 shares, for a net of 37,930 shares. The shares recently traded at $7.58 and its market capitalization is $984,546,300. About the company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. is a financial holding company, operating in multiple states. The Bank provides financial services through its affiliate banks at locations in the mid-Atlantic region. Susquehanna Bancshares also operates a trust and investment company, an asset management company, a property and casualty insurance brokerage company, and a leasing company.
  • Pacific Capital Bancorp (NASDAQ:PCBC): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 37,760 shares and have sold -5,430 shares, for a net of 32,330 shares. The shares recently traded at $29.82 and its market capitalization is $981,183,000. About the company: Pacific Capital Bancorp is the holding company for Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Los Robles Bank, First National Bank of Central California, South Valley National Bank, and San Benito Bank. The Banks provide commercial banking services in the counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Benito, California.
  • Nelnet, Inc. (NYSE:NNI): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 75,200 shares and have sold -163,360 shares, for a net of -88,160 shares. The shares recently traded at $20.22 and its market capitalization is $980,217,500. About the company: Nelnet, Inc. is a consumer finance company that provides products and services to participants in the education finance process. The Company originates, holds, and services education loans and offers a broad range of financial services and technology-based products, including student loan origination and lending, student loan, and guarantee services.
  • FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 124,650 shares and have sold -6,620 shares, for a net of 118,030 shares. The shares recently traded at $31.32 and its market capitalization is $975,095,100. About the company: FBL Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, underwrites, markets, and distributes life insurance, annuities, and mutual funds. The Company’s core target market consists primarily of farmers, ranchers, rural and suburban residents, and related individuals and businesses in the midwestern and western United States.
  • World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 66,900 shares and have sold -74,280 shares, for a net of -7,380 shares. The shares recently traded at $63.52 and its market capitalization is $955,599,000. About the company: World Acceptance Corporation operates a small-loan consumer finance business. The Company offers short-term loans, related credit insurance, and ancillary products and services to individuals. World Acceptance generally serves individuals with limited access to other sources of consumer credit from banks, savings and loans, other consumer finance businesses, and credit cards.
  • Dollar Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:DLLR): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 158,220 shares and have sold -176,920 shares, for a net of -18,700 shares. The shares recently traded at $21.92 and its market capitalization is $952,534,800. About the company: Dollar Financial Corporation provides check-cashing, short-term consumer loans, money orders and money transfers through its network of company-operated stores. The Company operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
  • Tower Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWGP): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 365,820 shares and have sold -147,500 shares, for a net of 218,320 shares. The shares recently traded at $22.66 and its market capitalization is $936,631,700. About the company: Tower Group, Inc. provides property and casualty insurance and insurance services. The Company offers property and casualty commercial and personal lines products and services in select markets not well served by other carriers.
  • Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE:CBU): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 1,000 shares and have sold -2,100 shares, for a net of -1,100 shares. The shares recently traded at $25.43 and its market capitalization is $935,482,200. About the company: Community Bank System, Inc. is a holding company for Community Bank, N.A. The Bank offers a range of commercial and retail banking services in each of its market areas to business, individual, agricultural, and governmental customers. Community Bank operates in northern New York to the southern tier, west to Lake Erie, and in northeastern Pennsylvania.
  • Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (NASDAQ:OZRK): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 25,900 shares and have sold -758,240 shares, for a net of -732,340 shares. The shares recently traded at $52.71 and its market capitalization is $901,219,200. About the company: Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. is the holding company for the Bank of the Ozarks. The Bank provides a wide range of retail and commercial banking services throughout operations in northern, western, and central Arkansas.
  • First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMBI): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 228,460 shares and have sold -74,640 shares, for a net of 153,820 shares. The shares recently traded at $11.88 and its market capitalization is $885,505,100. About the company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for First Midwest Bank. The Bank provides a full range of both business and retail banking and trust and investment management services through offices primarily located in northeastern Illinois.
  • Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 214,580 shares and have sold -63,490 shares, for a net of 151,090 shares. The shares recently traded at $16.28 and its market capitalization is $881,802,800. About the company: Selective Insurance Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers a broad range of commercial insurance products, alternative risk management products, and managed care and related services. The Company’s customers include small to medium-sized businesses, governmental entities, selected classes of light industry, as well as individuals and families.
  • optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:OXPS): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 72,400 shares and have sold -116,410 shares, for a net of -44,010 shares. The shares recently traded at $15.26 and its market capitalization is $877,085,100. About the company: optionsXpress Holdings Inc. provides stock and options brokerage services. The Company specializes in the listed equity options market and also offers brokerage services for stock, mutual fund, option and fixed-income products.
  • Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 148,200 shares and have sold -31,560 shares, for a net of 116,640 shares. The shares recently traded at $17.12 and its market capitalization is $876,660,900. About the company: Euronet Worldwide, Inc. provides electronic financial transaction solutions. The Company offers financial payment middleware, financial network gateways, outsourcing, and consulting services to financial institutions and mobile operators. Euronet has processing centers located in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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

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