Hot Stock Research for Wal-Mart, Merck, McDermott International, Goldman Sachs, and Seagate

2012-03-02 22:10 797

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Merck (NYSE:MRK), McDermott International (NYSE:MDR), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), and Seagate (NASDAQ:STX).

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Report Highlights:

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT): The Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) recently announced that the company's annual dividend has increased 9% from US$1.46 per share paid during fiscal year 2012 to US$1.59 per share in the current fiscal year. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Chief Financial Officer Charles Holley will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Consumer & Retail Conference to be held on March 7. On the same day, Senior Vice President and Treasurer Jeff Davis and Walmart International Chief Financial Officer Cathy Smith will participate in the Raymond James 33rd Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Fla. By the end of Thursday's trading, there were 16.29 million shares of Wal-Mart exchanging hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.21 million shares. 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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Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK): Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) lately announced that its 2012 second quarter dividend was US$0.42 per share. Merck & Co., Inc. has a market capitalization of 115.18 billion. The stock fell 1% on Thursday to US$37.79. There were 18.05 million shares of Merck & Co., Inc. exchanging hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.03 million shares. Do you want to know when company insiders will buy their shares? Want to add and monitor this company on an on-going basis? It can be done for free by registering below.

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McDermott International (NYSE:MDR): McDermott International (NYSE:MDR) newly updated on its 2011 fourth quarter revenues of about US$816.2 million, increased 51% from the same period in 2010. Stock price reached US$14.68 on Thursday, with almost 13.78% up. There were 13.20 million stock shares traded, which was 4.4 times more than average volume. The company has a market capitalization of 3.49 billion. Investors may want to find out how company insiders like Executive Officers and Directors are thinking about the future business prospects of the company. Check this insider trade report for MDR 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.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS):

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Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX):

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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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