Hot Stocks: NRG Energy, Chesapeake Energy, U.S. Bancorp, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Advanced Micro Devices, and American International Group

Jul 24, 2012, 08:50 ET from

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- (PSI) has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), Petroleo Brasileiro SA (NYSE: PBR), Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD), and American International Group (NYSE: AIG).

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NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG): After trading lower for weeks, shares of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) jumped on Monday, shortly after company officials purchased tens of thousands of dollars in company stock. The company announced the decision of acquisition of Genon Energy Inc. on Monday. The merger is expected to help both companies save an estimated US$300 million a year due to lower administrative and financial costs, and will create the largest retail energy provider in the country. CEO David Crane stated that when the merger is complete, the company will begin to invest in new projects as well. "It is time for this country to reinvest in its energy infrastructure," Crane said. "If we can get a good return for our shareholders, we will reinvest in our infrastructure." In the days leading up to the announcement, company officials purchased US$75,050 amount of stocks through insider transactions. Do you think these trades were based on privileged information?

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK): In the last trading session, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) gained US$0.24 per share (equivalent to 1.40%), where stock prices climbed at US$17.44. There were 17.15 million shares of Chesapeake Energy exchanging hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24.15 million shares. Chesapeake Energy Corporation has a market capitalization of US$11.55 billion with price range within US$13.32 - US$35.75 over the past 52 weeks. refers insider trading data to professional investors as it believes that Chesapeake Energy insiders have a better understanding about the company's prospects. Do you want to know when Chesapeake Energy insiders will buy their shares?

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U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB): found three insiders trading on July 19: A substantial Market Option Sale made by company Executive Vice President, Human Resources -- Jennie P. Carlson at stock price US$33.76. also found company Vice Chairman, Consumer and Small Business Banking, Richard C. Hartnack, sold 113,477 shares at stock price US$33.95. Additionally, company Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Lee R. Mitau, sold 50,000 shares at stock price US$33.67 for about US$1.69 million. In the past 52 weeks, U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) share prices have been bracketed by a low of US$20.10 and a high of US$33.99, and are now at US$33.42 (66% above that low price). 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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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.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (ADR) (NYSE: PBR):

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD):

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American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG):

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