Most Active Stocks: Apple, Duke Energy, MEMC Electronic Materials, Peabody Energy, Activision Blizzard, and United States Steel

Jul 03, 2012, 08:45 ET from

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- (PSI) has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), MEMC Electronic Materials (NYSE: WFR), Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), and United States Steel (NYSE: X).

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL): During the first three months of 2012, sales of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) in Greater China have increased threefold to US$7.9 billion, which was approximately 20% of Apple's US$39.2 billion revenue. According to the report of Apple Inc. announced on July 2, the company has recently settled a protracted legal dispute about the iPad trademark in China for US$60 million. Moreover, Dan Riccio, Vice President of iPad Hardware Engineering, will be named as Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering to succeed Bob Mansfield who will retire. Apple shares rose US$8.52 (or 1.46%) to US$592.52 with more than 14.28 million shares traded hands, compared to its average volume of 15.15 million shares. Interested in the non-public stock trading behaviors of Apple insiders? 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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Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK): Recently, Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) appointed Clark Gillespy as President of the company's South Carolina service region to succeed Catherine Heigel who had accepted a position outside the company. The Board of Directors of Duke Energy Corporation also approved a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of US$0.255 per share, a half-cent increase from its previous guardians. The dividend is payable on September 17, 2012 to shareholders of record on August 17, 2012. By the end of Monday's trading, Duke Energy shares climbed 0.95% to US$23.28 and made a new 52-week high of US$23.71. thinks that it is a clever way to check If Duke Energy insiders like CEOs, CFOs, and Directors are starting to buy more company shares. See insider trade report for DUK here.

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MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR): Last Friday, SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR), announced that its Apex Solar Project, a 20 megawatt (AC) / 24.8 MW (DC) solar photovoltaic power plant, has been acquired by Southern Company and Turner Renewable Energy. In the last trading session, MEMC Electronic Materials trades have gone up 21.66% to US$2.64 with heavy volume traded. The stock traded 18.09 million shares, well above its daily average of 6.98 million shares. The company has a market capitalization of US$609.35 million with price range within US$1.44 - US$8.60 over the past 52 weeks. To boost investment return, refers insider trading data to investors as MEMC Electronic Materials insiders like CEOs, CFOs, and Directors have a better understanding about the company's prospects. Do you want to know when MEMC Electronic Materials insiders will buy their shares?

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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.

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU):

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI):

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United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X):

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