Hot Stocks: Capital One, Francesca's Holdings, ConocoPhillips, Altria Group, Staples, and US Airways Group (PSI) has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Capital One (NYSE:COF), Francesca's Holdings (NASDAQ:FRAN), ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), Altria Group (NYSE:MO), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), and US Airways Group (NYSE:LCC).
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Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF): found company Chief Human Resources Officer, Jory A. Berson, sold 20,386 shares on August 27, at stock price US$56.64 for about US$1.15 million. Disclose date: August 29. In the last three months, officials have sold US$6.15 million in shares, while others have purchased US$2.19 million worth, according to insider trading report. On September 5, Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) announced that ING Groep NV raised US$3 billion after selling 54 million shares of Capital One the Dutch bank sold earlier in 2012. The deal, which amounted to a 9 percent stake in Capital One, is expected to be completed on September 10, and will give ING an additional US$378 million for the third quarter. Capital One shares dipped 0.57% to US$56.17 after the news broke. Abnormal trading volume of Capital One was found reaching 35.63 million shares, 11.6 times heavier than usual day trading. thinks that it is a clever way to notice if insiders like CEOs, CFOs, and Directors in Capital One are purchasing more company shares. See insider trade report for COF here.
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Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN): For the fiscal second quarter ended July 28, 2012, Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) reported net sales of US$76.37 million, an increase of 49.1% year-over-year. Net earnings for the second fiscal quarter was US$12.7 million (or US$0.28 per diluted share), compared with net earnings of US$5.5 million (or US$0.13 per diluted share) in the same period of fiscal 2011. Francesca's Holdings also announced a senior leadership transition plan on Wednesday. Chief Executive Officer John De Meritt has plans to retire, effective December 31, 2012. Neill P. Davis, current President and Director, has been selected to succeed De Meritt as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2013. Moreover, Theresa Backes, current Chief Operating Officer, has been named as the President, which will be effective January 1, 2013. Shares of Francesca's Holdings tumbled 17.06% to US$29.92 in the last trading session. Abnormal trading volume of Francesca's Holdings was found reaching 9.61 million shares, 15 times heavier than usual day trading. Are you interested in the non-public stock trading behaviors of Francesca's Holdings insiders? Add FRAN into your watch list for insider trade now.
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ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP): By the end of Wednesday’s trading, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) shares plunged US$1.34 per share (equivalent to -2.38%), where stock prices dropped to US$54.87. ConocoPhillips was traded above average volume with 8.61 million shares traded, 1.88 million shares more than its daily average. The integrated energy company has a market capitalization of US$66.64 billion. Share prices of ConocoPhillips have traded as high as US$78.29 per share and as low as US$50.62 in the past 52 weeks. Its price, as of the latest close, was up 8.4% compared with the 52-week low and was 42.7% below the 52-week high. Did ConocoPhillips insiders sell their shareholdings before the stock price dropped? Since insiders have better access to company non-public information, suggests investors to pay close attention to their stock trading behaviors. Check this insider trade report for COP 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.
Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO):
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Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS):
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US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE:LCC):
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Editor: Janet Nan Jiang

Reported on Sep 6, 2012

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