Most Active Stocks: Regions Financial, Valero Energy, Alpha Natural Resources, Sprint, SandRidge Energy, and AK Steel Holding

Oct 24, 2012, 08:55 ET from from ,

VANCOUVER, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Regions Financial (NYSE: RF), Valero Energy (NYSE: VLO), Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), Sprint (NYSE: S), SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD), and AK Steel Holding (NYSE: AKS).

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Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF): Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) reported net income available to common shareholders of US$301 million (or US$0.21 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2012, compared with US$101 million (or US$0.08 per diluted share) in the same quarter last year. In the last trading session, Regions Financial shares crossed below the 50-day moving average and ended at US$6.54 by slipping US$0.54 (or -7.63%). There were 78.83 million stock shares traded, 3.9 times more than its average volume. In the past year, the stock has traded within a range of US$3.51US$7.73. Its price, as of the latest close, was up 86% compared with the 52-week low and was 18% below the 52-week high. Regions Financial's market capitalization after the recent close was US$9.24 billion. refers insider trading data to professional investors as it believes that Regions Financial insiders like Executive Officers and Directors have a better understanding about the company's prospects. Do you want to know when Regions Financial insiders will buy their shares?

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Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO): found company Independent Director -- Bob Marbut sold 750 shares on October 22, at stock price US$29.38 for about US$22,030. Disclose date: October 22. Marbut has been on a stock selling tear since July, 2012. Between July 31 and October 22, Marbut totally cashed out US$673,490, which ranged in price from US$28.00 to US$32.71 each. By the end of Tuesday's trading, shares of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) slumped US$1.11 (-3.77%) to US$28.36 on hefty volume of 12.07 million shares, above its average volume of 9.03 million shares. Valero Energy, an independent petroleum refining and marketing company, currently has a market capitalization of US$15.64 billion. Did Valero Energy insiders like CEOs, CFOs, and Directors sell their shareholdings before the stock price plunged? 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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Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR): Shares of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) gapped open sharply lower in the last trading session. By market close, ANR slumped US$0.43 (or -4.54%) to US$9.05 while the stock traded within the range of US$8.93US$9.20. The stock price crossed below the 50-day moving average in the last trading session. ANR's low point in its 52-week range is US$5.28 per share, with US$29.29 as the 52-week high point. Its price, as of the latest close, was up 71% compared with the 52-week low and was 224% below the 52-week high. The last session's volume of 21.63 million shares was down from the average daily trading volume of 27.76 million shares. The U.S. coal producer is scheduled to post its third quarter 2012 financial results on Friday, November 2, 2012. Investors may want to find out how Alpha Natural Resources insiders like CEOs, CFOs and Directors are thinking about the future of the company. Check this insider trade report for ANR 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.

Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S):

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SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE: SD):

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AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS):

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