Critical Stock Alerts: Microsoft, Micron, New Oriental, Advanced Micro Devices, Fifth Third Bancorp, and BMC Software

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Micron (NASDAQ:MU), New Oriental (NYSE:EDU), Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD), Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), and BMC Software (NASDAQ:BMC).

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Report Highlights:

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): In the last three months, company insiders have sold a total of US$592.24 million in shares, which ranged in price from US$28.99 to US$30.83 each. On September 18, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced that the company has entered a patent licensing agreement with Research In Motion, under which RIM broad can access to the latest Microsoft's Extended File Allocation Table for certain BlackBerry® devices of RIM. On that same day, Microsoft also announced that its Board of Directors elevated US$0.03 or 15% its quarterly dividend to US$0.23 per share, from the previous quarter's dividend and the dividend is payable on December 13, 2012 to shareholders of record on November 15, 2012. Microsoft shares continued to slide on Monday and ended lower by US$0.27 (or -0.91%) at US$29.49 with more than 53.74 million shares exchanged hands for the session compared to its average volume of 40.19 million shares. The stock price crossed below the 50-day moving average in the last trading session. In the past 52 weeks, Microsoft share prices have been bracketed by a low of US$24.26 and a high of US$32.95, and are now at US$29.49 (22% above that low price). Did Microsoft insiders sell their shareholdings before the stock price dropped? Since insiders 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 MSFT here.

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Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU): Last Thursday, Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), a leading provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, released its financial results for the fourth quarter and 2012 fiscal year ended August 30, 2012. For the fourth quarter, Micron reported a net loss of US$243 million (or US$0.24 per diluted share), compared with a net loss of US$135 million (or US$0.14 per diluted share), for the same quarter of fiscal 2011. For the 2012 fiscal year, net loss attributable to Micron shareholders was US$1.03 billion (or US$1.04 per diluted share), compared with net income of US$167 million (or US$0.17 per diluted share), on net sales of US$8.8 billion for the 2011 fiscal year. At the close of the trading day, Micron shares slumped US$0.21 (-3.51%) to US$5.77 on hefty volume of 40.64 million shares, above its average volume of 26.43 million shares. Micron has a market capitalization of US$5.87 billion with price range within US$3.97 - US$9.16 over the past 52 weeks. Investors may want to find out how Micron insiders like CEOs, CFOs and Directors are thinking about the future of the company. Check this insider trade report for MU here.

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New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU): Abnormal trading volume of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) was found on October 1 reaching 9.55 million shares, 4.4 times heavier than usual day trading. New Oriental shares have been under pressure amid a probe by the Securities Exchange Commission, as short-selling firm Muddy Waters LLC said in a July 18 report that they inflated cash balances to obtain approval from their auditor, using franchises and other fees. In a press release issued on September 30, New Oriental announced that a special committee formed in July of three independent Directors and assisted by law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett found "no significant evidence" to support Muddy Waters's claims. In the last trading session, shares of New Oriental began the trading session with US$16.73 and throughout the session climbed to a high of US$17.97. Still, when day-trade ended, the stock dipped as much as 0.42% to US$16.60. New Oriental, a leading provider of private educational services in China, has a market capitalization of US$2.55 billion. Academic studies have shown that company insiders traditionally make higher investment returns than ordinary investors. Do you want to know when New Oriental insiders will purchase their shares?

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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.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD):

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Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB):

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BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:BMC):

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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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