How Insiders Trade Hot Stocks: Freeport-McMoRan, Hewlett-Packard, Pfizer, Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA, Staples, and eBay

Dec 12, 2012, 08:30 ET from

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (PSI) has issued insider trading reports and equity research for the following companies: Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (NYSE: PBR), Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS), and eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY).

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX): Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced on December 5 that it will acquire Plains Exploration & Production Company and McMoRan Exploration Co. in deals for a total of approximately US$20 billion to create a premier U.S.-based natural resources company. In the last trading session, the stock fell 0.16% to close at US$31.99. Investors may want to find out how company insiders are thinking about the future of the company. Check this insider trade report for FCX here.

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Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ): found Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) Chief Operating Officer, William L. Veghte, purchased 23,010 shares on December 3 and December 4, worth a total of US$298,860. Disclose date: December 5. Earlier this month, Hewlett-Packard named Mike Nefkens as Executive Vice President of HP Enterprise Services, effective immediately. thinks that it is a clever way to check if insiders in Hewlett-Packard are starting to buy more company shares. See insider trade report for HPQ here.

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Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE): found Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) Executive Vice President, General Counsel, President and General Manager – Nutrition, Amy W. Schulman, sold 100,000 shares on December 6, at stock price US$25.56 for about US$2.56 million. Disclose date: December 7. In the past 52 weeks, Pfizer share prices have been bracketed by a low of US$20.23 and a high of US$26.09, and are now at US$25.64 (2% below that high price). See insider trade report for PFE 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.

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

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Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS):

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eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY):

Insider Filing Source Reference: All observations, analysis and reports are based on public information released by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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