December 15th, 2015

Equity Research on Most Popular Searches: Microsoft, Monsanto, Toll Brothers, Macy's, Applied Materials, and Arena Pharmaceuticals

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Monsanto (NYSE:MON), Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL), Macy's (NYSE:M), Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), and Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARNA).

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Report Highlights:

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Microsoft lost 0.74% to US$29.34 on over 41.59 million shares, compared to its average volume of 48.39 million shares. The company has been working aggressively to promote its Windows Phone in order to improve its market shares in the extremely competitive smartphone market, with rivals including Apple's iOS and Google's Android. The company's market share dropped to a record low of just 1.9% in the latest quarter. The company said that the upcoming new version of Windows Phone operating system would allow developers with more hardware capabilities, better browsing and improved tooling, as well as expanded opportunities and Windows Phone Marketplace options. The new Windows Phone application platform enables application multitasking for background processing, audio and file transfer and fast application switching. Shares of the company outperformed the broader so far this year with a gain of over 13%. The stock has been moving within a range of US$23.65 and US$32.95 over the past 52 weeks. found Stephen J. Luczo, Director of Microsoft, bought MSFT about 16,000 shares at price of US$30.72 on May 8. Academic studies clarify that professional investors can get benefit from insider trading data. Do you want to trace this company on an on-going basis? It can be done for free by registering below.

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Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON): Monsanto ended higher by 2.22% to close at US$76.41 on over 9.27 million shares, compared to its average volume of 2.95 million shares. The company lifted its full year earnings guidance as sales during the recent period increased sharply. Monsanto now expects to earn US$3.65 to US$3.70 on an adjusted basis, compared to its prior guidance of US$3.49 to US$3.54 a share. For the third quarter, the company projects earnings of US$1.57 to US$1.62 on an adjusted basis and US$1.69 to US$1.74 on an as-reported basis. The company forecast that the free cash flow should be at the high end of its prior range of US$1.7 billion to US$1.8 billion. The company witnessed solid demand at its seed and traits business are further boosted by higher sales of chemical products. The company is scheduled to report its third-quarter earnings on June 27. found Nicole M. Ringenberg, Vice President and Controller of Monsanto Company, sold 4,500 shares at price of US$73.00 on May 24. Academic studies have shown that insiders traditionally make higher investment returns than ordinary investors. Want to trace the activities of company insiders from now on?

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Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:TOL): Shares of Toll Brothers tumbled 5.09% to US$27.23 on heavy volume of 8.78 million shares, compared to its average volume of 4.37 million shares. The stock was up over 8% last week after the company swung to second quarterly profit on improved housing markets. The company reported net income of US$16.9 million, or 10 cents a share, reversing a year ago loss of US$20.8 million, or 12 cents a share. Revenue during the latest quarter grew 17% year over year to US$373.7 million. The latest quarter results were impacted by US$2 million in inventory write-downs, partly compensated by a US$1.2 million tax benefit. The company delivered 671 units during the quarter, up from 591 units a year ago and net signed contracts rose to 1,290 units from 879 units. The company had backlog of 2,403 units, up from 1,760 units. Shares of TOL have outperformed the broader market so far and jumped over 33%. The stock has been moving within a range of US$13.16 and US$28.75 over the past 52 weeks. found Bruce E. Toll, Vice Chairman of the Board of Toll Brothers, Inc., sold his 400,000 shares on May 25 at price of US$27.98. believes that it is a clever way to check if insiders like CEOs, CFOs, and Directors in STX are starting to buy more company shares. See insider trade report for STX 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.

Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M):
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Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT):
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Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA):
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