Today's Market Focus: Microsoft, AT&T, VIVUS, Aeropostale, Caterpillar, and ARMOUR Residential REIT (PSI) has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), AT&T (NYSE:T), VIVUS (NASDAQ:VVUS), Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), and ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR).
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Report Highlights:
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): In the last three months, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) insiders have sold a total of US$585.18 million in shares, which ranged in price from US$28.99 to US$29.57 each. The company has a market capitalization of US$259.05 billion. In the last trading session, shares of Microsoft closed higher by US$0.12 to US$30.90 with more than 32.59 million shares traded compared to its average volume of 37.52 million shares. In the past 52 weeks, Microsoft share prices have been bracketed by a low of US$23.79 and a high of US$32.95, and are now at US$30.90 (30.0% above that low price). Where do you think Microsoft will go from here? Do you want to know when company insiders will purchase their shares? Observing comprehensive analysis of Microsoft could help investors avoid big lost in investment. Check insider trade report for MSFT here.
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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T): AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced on August 17 that the company invested over US$400 million in its Florida wireless and wired networks in the first half of 2012 with a view to deliver superior 4G service and the best possible mobile Internet experience. At the close of the trading day, shares of AT&T dipped as much as US$0.07 (or -0.19%) to US$37.17 with more than 17.82 million shares exchanged hands for the session, compared to its average volume of 24.64 million shares. The stock has a 52-week range of US$27.29 - US$38.28. AT&T has a market capitalization of US$214.43 billion. Do you think now is a good time to sell AT&T? Academic studies have shown that company insiders traditionally make higher investment returns than ordinary investors. Check this insider trade report for T here.
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VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS): found three insiders trading: A substantial Market Purchase made by company Independent Director -- Ernest Mario on August 10, at stock price US$21.50. Disclose date: August 13. On August 14, company Director, Logan Mark B, sold 49,816 shares at stock price US$23.13 for about US$1.15 million. also found company Independent Director, Linda M. Dairiki Shortliffe, sold 18,000 shares at stock price US$22.72 on August 14. In the last three months, company insiders have sold a total of US$22.72 million in shares, which ranged in price from US$21.50 to US$30.95 each. In the past 52 weeks, VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) share prices have been bracketed by a low of US$6.82 and a high of US$31.21, and are now at US$21.81 (220% above that low price). Want to trace the activities of VIVUS insiders from now on? thinks that investors would be wise to pay close attention to their stock trading behaviors. See insider trade report for VVUS here.
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Today also observed abnormal trade volume for the following companies; insiders may involve trading in these companies. It will take some time for insiders to report their trades. Read these reports and add these companies into your Insider Trade Radar.
Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE:ARO):
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Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT):
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ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR):
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Editor: Janet Nan Jiang

Reported on Aug 20, 2012

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