Hot Stocks: Aetna, Sprint Nextel, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Southwest Airlines, and Advanced Micro Devices (PSI) has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Aetna (NYSE:AET), Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV), and Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD).
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Report Highlights:
Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET): Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) announced on August 20 that the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Coventry Health Care, Inc. for approximately US$7.3 billion, including the assumption of Coventry debt. The terms of the transaction is expected to close in mid-2013. Moreover, Aetna announced on August 10 that Nitin Bhargava has been appointed as President of its Ohio and Kentucky markets, effective immediately. The company also named Ren Elder as Head of Pharmacy on August 17. At the close of the trading day, Aetna shares rose over 5.63% to US$40.18 with heavy volume, which was 4 times more than usual. Are Aetna insiders starting to take huge profits by selling shares or exercising stock options? Add AET into your watch list for insider trade now.
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Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S): found two insiders trading: A substantial Market Option Sale (Planned) made by company Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary -- Charles R. Wunsch on August 15, at stock price US$5.20. Disclose date: August 16. also found company Vice President, Controller, Ryan H. Siurek, sold 44,271 shares at stock price US$5.02 on August 15. Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) shares began the trading session with a price of US$5.16 and throughout the session dropped to a low of US$4.95. When day-trade ended, the stock finally lowered 1.54% to US$5.11. Sprint Nextel has a 52-week range of US$2.10 - US$5.49. Academic studies have shown that insiders traditionally make higher investment returns than ordinary investors. Do you want to know when company insiders will purchase their shares? Want to monitor Sprint Nextel on an on-going basis? See insider trade report for S here.
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Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ): In the last three months, company insiders have totally made Market Purchase for about US$412.57 million, which ranged in price from US$21.50 to US$22.71 each. At the close of the trading day, shares of Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) advanced US$0.57 per share (equivalent to 2.92%), where stock prices climbed to US$20.09. The stock price crossed above the 50-day moving average in the last trading session. Hewlett-Packard traded 17.91 million shares in the last trading session, below its daily average of 19.79 million shares. In the past 52 weeks, Hewlett-Packard share prices have been bracketed by a low of US$17.41 and a high of US$30.00, and are now at US$20.09 (15% above that low price). thinks that it is a clever way to check if insiders like CEOs, CFOs, and Directors in Hewlett-Packard are starting to purchase more company shares. See insider trade report for HPQ 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.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ):
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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV):
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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD):
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Editor: Janet Nan Jiang

Reported on Aug 21, 2012

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