Hot Stocks: Microsoft, Arch Coal, Yahoo!, Micron,, and Coach

VANCOUVER, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI), Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO), Micron (NASDAQ:MU), (NASDAQ:ACOM), and Coach (NYSE:COH).

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Report Highlights:

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): On October 16, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with StorSimple Inc., a leader in Cloud-integrated Storage solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire StorSimple, which will enhance Microsoft's Cloud OS vision and help customers more efficiently embrace hybrid cloud computing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to insider trading report, Microsoft insiders have sold a total of US$592.24 million in shares in the last three months, which ranged in price from US$28.99 to US$30.83 each. Shares of Microsoft extended its downtrend and fell another US$0.64 (or -2.23%) with over 83.37 million traded hands, compared to its average volume of 48.10 million shares. MSFT crossed below the 50-day moving average in the last trading session. Microsoft's market capitalization after the recent close was US$235.66 billion. Are Microsoft insiders starting to take huge profits by selling shares or exercising stock options? Add MSFT into your watch list for insider trade now.

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Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE:ACI): Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE:ACI) is scheduled to release its third quarter 2012 financial results on Friday, October 26, 2012. Shares of Arch Coal gapped open sharply higher in the last trading session. By market close, ACI advanced US$0.50 or 6.32% to settle at US$8.41 while the stock traded within the range of US$8.15US$8.86. The stock has a 52-week low of US$5.16 and a 52-week high of US$20.37. Its price, as of the latest close, was up 63% compared with the 52-week low and was 142% below the 52-week high. There were 28.57 million shares of Arch Coal exchanging hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.66 million shares. Arch Coal has a market capitalization of US$1.79 billion. Are Arch Coal insiders starting to take huge profits by selling shares or exercising stock options? 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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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO): In the last three months, company insiders have purchased a total of US$12.66 million in shares, which ranged in price from US$15.66 to US$15.67 each, according to insider trading report. For the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) announced that revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs was US$1.09 billion, up 2% from US$1.07 billion in the third quarter of 2011. The third quarter GAAP revenue declined 1% to US$1.20 billion from prior-year quarter record. On a non-GAAP basis, the third quarter operating income rose 1% to US$177 million from a year ago. On a GAAP basis, income from operations declined 14% to US$152 million for the latest quarter of 2012, compared to US$177 million in the third quarter last year. For the third quarter, Yahoo! reported non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share of US$0.35, an increase of 66% year-over-year; While, GAAP net earnings per diluted share was US$2.64 in the third quarter, compared with US$0.23 per diluted share a year ago. At the close of the trading day, the stock dipped US$0.07 (or -0.44%) to US$4.42 on hefty volume of 31.82 million shares, above its average volume of 19.75 million shares. Do you think now is a good time to buy or sell YHOO? Do you want to know when Yahoo! insiders will purchase their shares? See insider trade report for YHOO 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.

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU):

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Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH):

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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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