Critical SP500 Stock Alerts: Herbalife, QUALCOMM, Vale SA, Metlife, Johnson & Johnson, and Philip Morris International

Dec 20, 2012, 08:30 ET from

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (PSI) has issued insider trading reports and equity research for the following companies: Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), QUALCOMM (NASDAQ: QCOM), Vale SA (NYSE: VALE), Metlife (NYSE: MET), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), and Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM).

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Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF): The nutrition company Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) has recently agreed to acquire a manufacturing facility in Winston Salem, North Carolina, in exchange of US$22.2 million. Herbalife said the acquisition would expand its global manufacturing capacity and is in line with the company's stated strategy to increase self-manufacturing for its products. The deal is expected to close in late December 2012, subjecting to the completion of due diligence on the property. The stock tumbled 12.14% to US$37.34 on hefty volume of 20.69 million shares, which was 10 times more than average volume. See insider trade report for HLF here.

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QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM): found QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Donald J. Rosenberg, sold 40,000 shares on December 17, at stock price US$60.67 for about US$2.43 million. Between September 20 and December 19, QUALCOMM insiders have sold a total of US$87.37 million in shares, which ranged in price from US$58.91 to US$64.50 each. Check this insider trade report for QCOM here.

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Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE): On Tuesday, Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE) announced that it has agreed to sell Araucária, operation for production of nitrogens, located in Araucária, in the Brazilian state of Paraná, to Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras S.A. for US$234 million. Shares of Vale SA dropped US$0.21 per share (equivalent to -1.03%), where stock prices fell to US$20.27. Did Vale SA insiders sell their shareholdings before the stock price plunged?

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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.

Metlife Inc. (NYSE: MET):

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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ):

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Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM):

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