Top Searched Stocks: Chesapeake Energy, Annaly Capital Management, Amarin, American Capital Agency, Alcoa, and Halliburton

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY), Amarin (NASDAQ:AMRN), American Capital Agency (NASDAQ:AGNC), Alcoa (NYSE:AA), and Halliburton (NYSE:HAL).

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK): Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) sharply slipped 2.61% on Monday to US$16.80 on the news that the company posted its second quarter 2012 financial results. For the latest quarter, Chesapeake showed net income to common stockholders of US$929 million, or US$1.29 per fully diluted common share. That is compared with US$467 million (or US$0.68 per fully diluted common share) a year earlier. At the close of the trading day, shares of Chesapeake Energy slid US$0.19 per share (equivalent to 1.06%), where stock prices dropped to US$17.70. Its price, as of the latest close, was up 32.9% compared with the 52-week low and was 91.4% below the 52-week high. Chesapeake Energy was traded above average volume with 26.11 million shares traded, 5.21 million shares more than its daily average. Are Chesapeake Energy insiders starting to take huge profits by selling shares or exercising stock options? Do you think now is a good time to buy or sell the stock? believes that it is a clever way to check if insiders in Chesapeake Energy are starting to buy more company shares. Check insider trade report for CHK here.

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Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY): On August 1, Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. For the latest quarter, Annaly Capital Management showed GAAP net loss of US$91.2 million (or US$0.10 per average common share) compared to GAAP net income of US$120.8 million (or US$0.14 per average common share) for the same quarter of 2011. By market close, Annaly Capital Management shares ended lower by US$0.45 (equivalent to -2.61 %) to US$16.80 with more than 22.85 million shares exchanged hands for the session, compared to its average volume of 9.27 million shares. The stock has been moving within a range of US$14.65 - US$18.45 over the past 52 weeks. Did Annaly Capital Management insiders sell their shareholdings before the stock price dropped? Since Annaly Capital Management insiders have better access to company non-public information, thinks that investors would be wise to pay close attention to their stock trading behaviors. See insider trade report for NLY here.

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Amarin Corporation plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:AMRN): On July 27, company insiders totally made Market Sale for about US$17.46 million, which ranged in price from US$13.78 to US$14.74 each. Amarin Corporation plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:AMRN) recently announced that its financial results for the second quarter of 2012 will be released on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Amarin Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development of therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health. By market close, the stock slumped US$0.75 (or -6.29%) to US$11.18 on volume of 9.18 million shares, above its average volume of 7.66 million shares. Amarin has been moving within a range of US$5.99 - US$15.96 over the past 52 weeks. Investors may want to find out how Amarin insiders are thinking about the future of the company. Do you want to know when Amarin insiders will purchase their shares? Check this insider trade report for AMRN 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.

American Capital Agency Corporation (NASDAQ:AGNC)
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Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA)
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Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)
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