Most Active Stocks: Alpha Natural Resources, Murphy Oil, Applied Materials, First Solar, Kraft, and CSX (PSI) has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR), Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR), Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), Kraft (NASDAQ:KRFT), and CSX (NYSE:CSX).
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Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR): The U.S. coal producer Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) will issue its third quarter 2012 results on Friday, November 2, 2012. By the end of Tuesday’s trading, shares of Alpha Natural Resources rose 0.83% to US$8.55 while the stock traded within the range of US$8.22 – US$8.80. There were 35.22 million shares of Alpha Natural Resources exchanging hands as compared to its average daily volume of 25.93 million shares. The company has a market capitalization of US$1.88 billion with price range within US$5.28 - US$29.29 over the past 52 weeks. Its price, as of the latest close, was up 62% compared with the 52-week low and was 343% below the 52-week high. refers insider trading data to professional investors as it believes that Alpha Natural Resources insiders like Executive Officers and Directors have a better understanding about the company's prospects. Do you want to know when Alpha Natural Resources insiders will buy their shares?
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Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR): The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has approved a plan to spin off to its stockholders its U.S. downstream subsidiary, Murphy Oil USA, Inc., into an independent and separately traded company. Moreover, the company’s Board of Directors has also declared a special dividend of US$2.50 per share for a total dividend of approximately US$500 million and a share buyback program of up to US$1 billion of the company’s shares of common stock. Following the news, shares of Murphy Oil soared US$4.74 or 8. 03% to US$63.74 on hefty volume of 9.20 million shares, which was 4.8 times more than usual. In the past 52 weeks, Murphy Oil share prices have been bracketed by a low of US$43.29 and a high of US$65.60, and are now at US$63.74 (47% above that low price). Are Murphy Oil 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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Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT): found Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) Independent Director, Robert H. Swan, purchased 8,890 shares on October 5, at stock price US$11.22 for about US$99,730. Disclose date: October 9. In the last three months, Applied Materials officials have sold US$1.19 million in shares, while others have purchased US$676,230 worth. Shares of Applied Materials began the trading session with a price of US$10.99 and throughout the session attained highs of US$11.29. When day-trade ended, AMAT climbed US$0.24 or 2.19% to US$11.20. The company’s 52-week range remained US$9.97 to US$13.94 with its market capitalization touching US$13.86 billion. The last session’s volume of 13.19 million shares was very close to the 30-day average volume of 12.99 million shares. Since Applied Materials insiders such as CEOs, CFOs and Directors 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 AMAT 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.
First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR):
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Kraft Foods Group Inc. (NASDAQ:KRFT):
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CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX):
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Reported on Oct 17, 2012

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