Most Attractive Stocks: Staples, Walter Energy, Abercrombie & Fitch, Exxon Mobil, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and First Solar

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT), Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF), Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR), and First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR).

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Report Highlights:

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS): Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) made headlines on August 15, when it announced that it has cut its outlook due to slowing global demand, which came on top of an earnings report that showed worse-than-expected second quarter financial results. Staples said it expects sales to continue to fall throughout the rest of 2012 as the U.S. economy stalls and the European crisis continues. After the announcement, the company's shares dropped over 14.6% to US$11.49 and made a new 52-week low of US$10.99. There were 93.87 million stock shares traded, which was 9.7 times more than average volume. According to insider trading report, Staples executives sold US$6.11 million shares in the three months leading up to the announcement. believes that it is a clever way to check if insiders such as CEOs, CFOs, and Directors in Staples are starting to buy more company shares. See insider trade report for SPLS here.

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Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT): found three insiders trading: A substantial Market Purchase made by company Independent Director -- Jerry W. Kolb on August 8, at stock price US$36.75. On August 7, company Independent Director, David R. Beatty, sold 5,000 shares, at stock price US$37.49 for about US$187,440. Disclose date: August 9. also found company Independent Director, A. J. Wagner, sold 5,000 shares at stock price US$37.25 on August 6. In the last trading session, Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WLT) had a trade volume of 10.16 million shares was higher as compared to average trading capacity of 3.48 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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Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF): At the close of the trading day, shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) rose nearly 9.0%, moving up US$2.90 to US$35.23 per share. The stock was traded above average volume with 11.69 million shares traded, 7.94 million shares more than its daily average. Abercrombie & Fitch has a market capitalization of US$2.91 billion with price range within US$28.64 - US$77.49 over the past 52 weeks. Its price, as of the latest close, was up 23.0% compared with the 52-week low and was 120.0% below the 52-week high. Since Abercrombie & Fitch 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 Abercrombie & Fitch 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.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM):

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR):

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First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR):

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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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