Hot Stocks: Chicago Bridge & Iron, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Nexen, Valero Energy, Southwest Airlines, and CVS (PSI) has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE:CBI), Petroleo Brasileiro SA (NYSE:PBR), Nexen (NYSE:NXY), Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO), Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV), and CVS (NYSE:CVS).
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Report Highlights:
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI): Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI) announced on Monday, July 30, that it plans to buy Shaw Group Inc. for US$3 billion in cash and stock, creating a huge engineering and construction firm. The deal will increase CB&I's debt load and also take it away from oil and gas - its area of expertise - all the while making earnings less certain. However, the company's shares fell on the announcement. By market close, shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron slumped US$5.76 (or -14.15%) to US$34.94. Abnormal trading volume of Chicago Bridge & Iron was found reaching 20.27 million shares, 19.5 times heavier than usual day trading. What's more, company insiders have been selling millions of dollars in stock in recent weeks. In the last three months, company officials have made US$3.24 million in insider transactions, with shares valued at US$35.05. refers insider trading data to professional investors as it believes that Chicago Bridge & Iron insiders have a better understanding about the company's prospects. Do you want to know when company insiders will buy their shares?
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Petroleo Brasileiro SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR): Petroleo Brasileiro SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR), a Brazil-based integrated oil and gas company, has a market capitalization of US$133.45 billion. In the last trading session, shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA dipped as much as 0.05% to US$20.46. The stock’s low point in its 52-week range is US$17.27 per share, with US$34.51 as the 52-week high point. Its price, as of the latest close, was up 18.5% compared with the 52-week low and was 68.7% below the 52-week high. There were 15.66 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA exchanging hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.65 million shares. Because Petroleo Brasileiro SA insiders have better access to company non-public information, thinks that investors would be wise to pay close attention to their stock trading behaviors. Check this insider trade report for PBR here.
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Nexen Inc. (USA) (NYSE:NXY): On July 23, Nexen Inc. (USA) (NYSE:NXY), an independent producer of oil and gas, announced that the company has signed a definitive agreement with CNOOC Limited, under which Nexen Inc. will be acquired by CNOOC Limited in exchange of approximately US$15.1 billion. The terms of the transaction is expected to be closed in the fourth quarter of 2012. By the end of Monday’s trading, Nexen shares slipped 0.89% to US$25.58. The stock has been moving within a range of US$13.63 - US$26.21over the past 52 weeks. Do you think Nexen will rebound or continue to drop? Do you think now is a good time to sell the stock? Investors could get an idea by checking this insider trade report for NXY 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.
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO):
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Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV):
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CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS):
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Editor: Janet Nan Jiang

Reported on Jul 31, 2012

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