Top Stock Alerts for Day Traders: QUALCOMM, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Barrick Gold, Advanced Micro Devices, and Broadcom (PSI) has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX), Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD), and Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM).
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QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM): QUALCOMM ended higher by US$1.07 or rose 1.87% to US$58.39 with more than 10.97 million shares exchanged hands, compared to its average volume of 14.78 million shares. Last week, the company reached an agreement with Bharti Airtel to sell 49% of its Indian broadband business in a deal value at US$165 million. As per the agreement, Bharti Airtel has an option to buy another 51% in the business by 2014. The company recently won 4G broadband spectrum from India after paying US$1 billion two year ago in an auction. Initially, the application made by the company was rejected by the Indian telecoms ministry. However, in October 2011, they granted the permit to apply. Shares of QCOM have done well so far this year with a gain over 7% and just over 2% in the past year. The stock has a 52-week range of US$45.98-US$68.87. thinks that it is a clever way to check if insiders like CEOs, CFOs, and Directors in QCOM are starting to buy more company shares. See insider trade report for QCOM here.
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Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL): Halliburton surged US$0.64 or rose 2.04% to US$32.01 on over 10.24 million shares, below its average volume of 14.37 million shares. The company is slated to hold a conference with Citi Global Energy on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Recently, the company announced to pay dividend of US$0.09 a share, payable on June 27, 2012. Early in May, the company reached an agreement with Gazprom International in order to develop new oil and gas technologies in global exploration and production projects. Shares of HAL have fallen over 9% so far this year and slumped over 37% over the past one year. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock has been moving within a range of US$27.21 and US$57.77. For the latest quarter, the company reported profit of US$627 million, or 68 cents a share, up from a year ago profit of US$511 million, or 56 cents per share. Revenue during the latest quarter surged 30% year over year to US$6.87 billion with US$4.17 billion came from North America. The latest results included a US$300 million abnormal charge related to its part in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. found James S. Brown, President, Western Hemisphere, sold about 10,000 shares in May. Are insiders starting to take huge profits by selling shares or exercising stock options? Academic studies have shown that insiders traditionally make higher investment returns than ordinary investors. Want to find out how they do it?
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Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI): Baker Hughes ended higher by US$1.79 or rose 4.31% to US$43.33 on over 7.07 million shares, above its average volume of 6.39 million shares. Late April, the company had reported a profit of US$379 million, or 86 cents a share, down from a year ago profit of US$381 million, or 87 cents a share, ahead of analysts' estimate by 5 cents. Revenue during the latest quarter grew 18% year over year to US$5.36 billion from US$4.53 billion driven by strong revenue from the international markets, again topped analysts' target of US$5.24 billion in revenue. Total costs during the quarter jumped US$4.73 billion from US$3.89 billion. Last week, analyst at Deutsche Bank downgraded the stock to hold from buy and set price target of US$47, citing lower margins in the Baker's North American markets. Share price of the company so far has lost about 11% this year. Moreover, over the past one year, shares have slumped over 41% as price of natural gas have slumped to a decade low on higher inventory. found Chad C. Deaton, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, sold 15,427 shares on May 22 at price US$42.10. Do you want to spend less time on picking stocks and raise your return at the same time? Academic studies have shown that insiders traditionally make higher investment returns than ordinary investors. Want to trace the activities of company insiders from now on?
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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.
Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX):
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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD):
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Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM):
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Reported on May 30, 2012

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