Today's Market Focus: MetroPCS, Facebook, Fastenal, Annaly Capital Management, Potash, and Navistar

Oct 12, 2012, 08:59 ET from from ,

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: MetroPCS (NYSE: PCS), Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Fastenal (NASDAQ: FAST), Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY), Potash (NYSE: POT), and Navistar (NYSE: NAV).

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MetroPCS Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCS): found two Market Option Sale (Planned) transactions made by Ta Associates Inc. on October 11, at stock price US$11.84 and US$11.85, respectively, for about US$2.9 million. Between August 17 and October 11, Ta Associates Inc. has totally cashed out US$34.23 million, which ranged in price from US$9.98 to US$13.51 each. On October 3, MetroPCS Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and Deutsche Telekom announced their definitive agreement over combining T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS. Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of MetroPCS will receive US$1.5 billion in cash and 26% ownership in combined company. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2013. At the close of the trading day, shares of MetroPCS slumped US$0.40 (or -3.32%) to US$11.64 while the stock traded within the range of US$10.92 - US$12.51. The stock has a 52-week low of US$5.53 and a 52-week high of US$14.51. There were 63.21 million stock shares traded, which was 4.2 times more than average volume. Investors may want to find out how MetroPCS insiders like CEOs, CFOs and Directors are thinking about the future of the company. Check this insider trade report for PCS here.

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Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB): Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is scheduled to post third-quarter 2012 financial results on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Shares of Facebook began the trading session with a price of US$19.88 and throughout the session plunged to a low of US$19.61. When day-trade ended, the stock finally advanced US$0.11 or 0.56% to US$19.75. FB's low point in its 52-week range is US$17.55 per share, with US$45.00 as the 52-week high point. Its price, as of the latest close, was up 13% compared with the 52-week low and was 128% below the 52-week high. Last session's traded volume of FB was 21.81 million shares as compared to its average volume of 48.76 million shares. Since Facebook insiders such as CEOs, CFOs and Directors have better access to company non-public information, thinks that investors would be wise to pay close attention to their stock trading behaviors. Check this insider trade report for FB here.

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Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST): In the last three months, Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) officials have sold US$15.37 million in shares, while others have purchased US$12,050 worth. For the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, the industrial and construction supplies provider Fastenal reported net earnings of US$109.32 million, compared with net earnings of US$96.80 million in the same quarter of 2011, an increase of 12.9%. Net sales for the quarter were US$802.58 million, up 10.4% from US$726.74 million a year ago. Following the announcement, Fastenal shares soared 8.44% to settle at US$45.89. Fastenal Company has a market capitalization of US$13.59 billion. In the past year, the stock has traded within a range of US$32.26 - US$55.05. Where do you think FAST will go from here? Academic studies clarify that professional investors can get benefit from insider trading data. Do you want to trace Fastenal on an on-going basis? It can be done for free by registering below.

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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.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY):

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Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (NYSE: POT):

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Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV):

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