Critical Stock Alerts: Merck, Lexmark International, Halliburton, Acme Packet, Yum! Brands, and United States Steel (PSI) has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Merck (NYSE:MRK), Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), Acme Packet (NASDAQ:APKT), Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), and United States Steel (NYSE:X).
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Report Highlights:
Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK): Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), a global health care company, announced that the company and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will jointly expand access to family planning for enhancing the health of women over the world. Merck plans to invest approximately US$25 million in next eight years, which is a part of its 10-year initiative in reducing maternal mortality around the world. By market close, Merck shares gained 1.31% to US$43.47 and made a new 52-week high of US$43.57. The company has a market capitalization of US$132.22 billion. Do you want to spend less time on picking stocks and raise your return at the same time? Want to trace the activities of Merck & Co., Inc. insiders from now on?
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Lexmark International Inc. (NYSE:LXK): Abnormal trading volume of Lexmark International Inc. (NYSE:LXK) was found on July 13 reaching 8.13 million shares, 9.4 times heavier than usual day trading. The stock tumbled US$3.95 (or -16.25%) to US$20.36. In the past 52 weeks, Lexmark International share prices have been bracketed by a low of US$20.26 and a high of US$38.34. Its price, as of the latest close, was up 0.5% compared with the 52-week low and was 88.3% below the 52-week high. Did Lexmark International insiders sell their shareholdings before the stock price plunged? Academic studies have shown that insiders traditionally make higher investment returns than ordinary investors. Want to find out how Lexmark International insiders do it?
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Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL): In the last trading session, Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) gained US$0.39 per share (equivalent to 1.37%), where stock prices went up to US$28.80. Share prices of Halliburton have traded as high as US$57.77 per share and as low as US$26.28 in the past 52 weeks. There were 8.78 million shares of Halliburton exchanging hands as compared to its usual volume of 17.44 million shares. Halliburton Company has a market capitalization of US$26.58 billion. Since Halliburton Company 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 HAL 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.
Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ:APKT):
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Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM):
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United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X):
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Editor: Janet Nan Jiang

Reported on Jul 16, 2012

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