Today's Hot Stocks: Nexen, Apple, Arena, Ford, Caterpillar, and Alcoa

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

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Nexen (NYSE: NXY), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Arena (NASDAQ: ARNA), Ford (NYSE: F), Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), and Alcoa (NYSE: AA).

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Nexen Inc. (USA) (NYSE: NXY): On July 23, Nexen Inc. (USA) (NYSE: NXY), an independent producer of oil and gas, announced that the company has signed a definitive agreement with CNOOC Limited, China's third-largest oil company. Under the terms of the agreement, Nexen Inc. will be acquired by CNOOC Limited for approximately US$15.1 billion. The terms of the transaction is expected to be closed in the fourth quarter of 2012. Abnormal trading volume of Nexen was found on July 23 reaching 141.31 million shares, 60 times heavier than usual day trading. Shares of Nexen soared 51.82% higher, moving up US$8.84 to US$25.90 per share. The stock made a new 52-week high of US$26.19 earlier in the session. Academic studies have shown that company insiders traditionally make higher investment returns than ordinary investors. Are you interested in the non-public stock trading behaviors of Nexen Inc. insiders? Do you want to know when Nexen insiders will purchase their shares?

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL): Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) earnings report for third quarter 2012 is due to be released on July 24. In the report released this time last year, the company's earnings performance was lower than the estimates given by Wall Street, one of the factors is the delayed purchases of customers waiting for a newer iPhone model. For this quarter, some analysts still think that Apple will show a lower than estimates' earnings report. For one thing, Apple's new iPad has begun selling in China on July 21, but many had expected it to ship last quarter. China is the second biggest market for Apple. In the last quarter, the company's sales in China were increased threefold to US$7.9 billion, representing a 20 % of Apple's US$39.2 billion in total revenue. In addition, the iPhone 5 is only expected to be launched around October this year. By the end of Monday's trading, shares of Apple dropped US$0.47 per share (equivalent to 0.08%), where stock prices lowered to US$603.83. The stock traded 17.36 million shares in the last trading session, well above its daily average of 13.02 million shares. believes that it is a clever way to check if insiders like CEOs, CFOs, and Directors in Apple Inc. are starting to buy more company shares. See insider trade report for AAPL here.

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Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA): Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) began the trading session with a price of US$9.38 and throughout the session climbed to a high of US$10.40. When day-trade ended, the stock finally advanced 4.47% to US$9.94. There were 22.03 million shares of Arena exchanging hands as compared to its usual volume of 34.75 million shares. Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a market capitalization of US$1.81 billion with price range within US$1.23 - US$13.50 over the past 52 weeks. Did Arena Pharmaceuticals insiders buy their shareholdings before the stock price jumped? Do you want to know when company insiders will purchase their shares? Check out the insider trade report 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.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F):

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Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT):

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Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA):

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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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