Insider Trading Reports For Broadcom, United Continental, Seagate, Apple, Yahoo, And American Capital Agency

With a new front office in place, there’s a common line of thinking that the team may scrap 2013-14 with an eye towards the future. Just a few weeks on to the job, general manager Masai Ujiri dealed franchise staple Andrea Bargnani , acquiring future assets and flexibility. But he also inherited Rudy Gay , who was a acquired last season by former GM Bryan Colangelo. Gay’s contract is inflated compared to his production and with him signed through 2015, his salary could hold back any effort at rebuilding. If the Raptors start slow, Ujiri may pull the plug.
Source: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/24162245/rumor-raptors-have-discussed-trading-rudy-gay

Infosys settles visa case for record $34 million Amrita Jayakumar The settlement does not limit the Indian IT companys access to visa programs or federal contracts, it says. More business news The Dow was down 28 points, or 0.2 percent, at 15,653 as of noon Eastern time Wednesday. The S&P 500 was down four points, or 0.2 percent, at 1,767. The Nasdaq composite was down 12 points, or 0.3 percent, at 3,939. The Federal Reserve releases a policy statement later Wednesday following a two-day meeting.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/stock-indexes-slip-in-midday-trading-on-wall-street-ahead-of-feds-announcement-on-stimulus/2013/10/30/8dd91d10-417c-11e3-b028-de922d7a3f47_story.html

As previously announced, the Company has voluntarily moved the trading of its shares from the NYSE MKT to the NASDAQ. The company has retained its ticker symbol, PCYG. About Park City Group Park City Group ( PCYG ) is a Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) provider that brings unique visibility to the consumer goods supply chain, delivering actionable information that ensures product is on the shelf when the consumer expects it as well as providing food safety tracking information. The Company’s service increases customers’ sales and profitability while enabling lower inventory levels and ensuring regulatory compliance for both retailers and their suppliers. Through a process known as Consumer Driven Sales Optimization(TM), Park City Group helps its customers turn information into cash and increased sales, using the largest scan based platform in the world.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/park-city-group-now-trading-192018819.html

especially given how much effort he put into setting things up for it, as he told Michael Lee of the visit Washington Post : The timing of the trade caught Gortat off guard, too, because he assumed that he would at least make it through the first week of the regular season. The Suns planned to have Polish heritage night for their home opener on Wednesday and Gortat had flown in 25 people from his native country including soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, the Polish minister of sport, the Polish ambassador and children from his basketball camp for what was expected to be a fun week in Phoenix. But while they were arriving in Arizona, Gortat was catching a flight to start his new life in Washington. They all was sitting there at a dinner and chatting about everything. I was sitting by myself in a hotel in Washington, Gortat said, shaking his head.
Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/trading-marcin-gortat-polish-heritage-night-suns-free-192815593–nba.html

First Week of December 21st Options Trading For Ralph Lauren (RL)

/quotes/zigman/59898/delayed/quotes/nls/yhoo YHOO -1.81% : Read Full Report: http://www.insiderslab.com/PR3/102913A/YHOO/Yahoo.pdf American Capital Agency Corp. /quotes/zigman/110324/delayed/quotes/nls/agnc AGNC -1.53% : Read Full Report: http://www.insiderslab.com/PR3/102913A/AGNC/AmericanCapitalAgency.pdf Combine insider trading signals with consensus earnings forecast report will give better equity research result. Check out the latest earning forecast reports of for FREE: http://www.earningforecast.com/News/ Insider Filing Source Reference: All observations, analysis and reports are based on public information released by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. About Insiderslab.com: Insiderslab.com covers insider trade data in major stock markets in the U.S., Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Singapore.
Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/insider-trading-reports-for-broadcom-united-continental-seagate-apple-yahoo-and-american-capital-agency-2013-10-30

After trading Marcin Gortat before Polish Heritage Night, Suns to give free tickets to stiffed fans

The put contract at the $165.00 strike price has a current bid of $6.20. If an investor was to sell-to-open that put contract, they are committing to purchase the stock at $165.00, but will also collect the premium, putting the cost basis of the shares at $158.80 (before broker commissions). To an investor already interested in purchasing shares of RL, that could represent an attractive alternative to paying $166.04/share today. Because the $165.00 strike represents an approximate 1% discount to the current trading price of the stock (in other words it is out-of-the-money by that percentage), there is also the possibility that the put contract would expire worthless. The current analytical data (including greeks and implied greeks) suggest the current odds of that happening are 54%.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stockoptionschannel/2013/10/30/first-week-of-december-21st-options-trading-for-ralph-lauren-rl/

Nasdaq Profit Beats Expectations, Helped By Deals

was going public two years ago, Nasdaq dispatched Chief Executive Robert Greifeld to personally make a pitch over breakfast in Seattle. The NYSE deployed Larry Leibowitz, its chief operating officer. In the end, Nasdaq won. The exchange dangled generous use of its electronic billboard towering seven stories over Times Square . Zillow even got prime-time billing New Year’s Eve lucrative publicity in the nation’s media capital when it was packed with revelers counting down live on national TV.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-twitter-listing-20131015,0,67896.story

To find out what other Investors are saying about Amarin Corporation plc /quotes/zigman/109177/quotes/nls/amrn AMRN -3.99% Click Here: http://www.growingstockreport.com/Survey.aspx?stock=AMRN&SubId=AW Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. /quotes/zigman/57221/quotes/nls/aria ARIA -6.13% an oncology company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of medicines for cancer patients closed up in its previous session (+10.88%) on 14,114,947 shares traded after Ariad Pharm was downgraded by RBC Capital Mkts. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. /quotes/zigman/57221/quotes/nls/aria ARIA -6.13% is currently up (+44.25%) from its recent 52-week low, which has prompted Growing Stock Report to add the stock to their NASDAQ Active Stock Watch List and Investor Poll. To find out what other Investors are saying about Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tsla-himx-amrn-and-aria-added-to-nasdaq-active-stock-watch-list-at-gsr-2013-10-23

(NDAQ) , the operator of the second-largest U.S. stock exchange, said third-quarter profit rose 27 percent as technology and information services sales advanced. Net income climbed to $113 million from $89 million in the third quarter a year ago as net revenue advanced 23 percent to a record $506 million, the New York-based company said in a statement today. Earnings excluding some items increased to 66 cents a share in the three months ended Sept. 30 from 62 cents in the year-earlier period. That compares with the 62-cent average estimate of 15 analysts compiled by Bloomberg.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-23/nasdaq-third-quarter-profit-rises-27-on-technology-sales.html

NASDAQ OMX Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

ICE and NYSE plan to spin off Euronext, likely at some point next year, and European officials have privately expressed concerns about the exchange group once again falling into foreign hands. Nasdaq has reached out to regulators and politicians in Europe to try to allay their concerns, Greifeld said in the interview. “We’ve been there and we’re definitely held up as a good role model,” he said, referring to Nasdaq’s 2006 acquisition of Nordic and Baltic exchange operator OMX. Nasdaq paid down $98 million in debt in the last quarter and expects to return to its long-term leverage target in the first half of 2014, which would give it more flexibility in deal-making, or to resume its share buy-back program, which it put on hold after the recent acquisitions. The company’s rivals have also been busy diversifying and adding scale.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/23/us-results-nasdaq-idUSBRE99M0D220131023

Yes his options were more than Facebooks Revenue for q4 of the same year. At the same time Zuckerburg pulled out 2.3b, Facebook Revenue for the fourth quarter 2012 totaled $1.585 billion. Revenue from advertising was $1.33 billion, representing 84% of total revenue and a 41% increase from the same quarter last year. Excluding the impact of year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates, advertising revenue would have increased by 43%.
Source: http://www.livetradingnews.com/facebook-inc-nasdaqfb-hiding-losses-15429.htm

fell 14.8 percent to $18.71. Altera Corp. fell 13.5 percent to $32.30. China Yida Holding Co. fell 13.2 percent to $5.21. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
Source: http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20131023&id=17030359

Transitioned structure of Nordic derivatives clearinghouse. As part of the process for creating an EMIR-compliant central counterparty, independent directors have been appointed, and the current clearinghouse operation is being maintained within the current company, renamed to NASDAQ OMX Clearing AB. All exchange related operations have been moved to another separate company within the Group. The application for a renewed clearing license under EMIR regulation has been submitted to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, and it is in the final stage of the approval process.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nasdaq-omx-reports-third-quarter-110000389.html

and Europe, we own and operate 26 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, free futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century.To learn more, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com . Follow us on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ ) and Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx ).
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/nasdaq-basic-surpasses-1000-customers-20131021-00410

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) in Revenue Drive

Advertisers have long been able to add informative visual elements to their search ads, with features like Media Ads, Product Listing Ads and Image Extensions. A picture fired off at the Twitter account of digital marketing company Synrgy showed that a Google search targeting Southwest Airlines delivered results topped with a large ad showing a promotional photo accompanied by links for reservations or other services at the company. Google is testing such large ads in collaboration with a limited number of brands and only in connection with Internet searches done on desktop or laptop computers, not on mobile devices. The move appeared to break a vow made about eight years ago by then Google executive Marissa Mayer, who is now chief of Yahoo. There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage of Web search results pages, Mayer said in a blog post that remained available online Wednesday.
Source: http://www.livetradingnews.com/google-inc-nasdaqgoog-revenue-drive-15420.htm

Asian Stock Markets Ebb In Holiday-thinned Trading As Us Debt Limit Resolution Awaited

Past enforcement actions provide some guidance on regulatory oversight strategy. For example, both CFTC and FERC have pursued cases involving traders who lost money on physical trades to benefit financial positions. Therefore, it should not be surprising that changes in trading behavior, particularly when that new activity involves large losses, could attract regulatory scrutiny. The FERC has signaled that it will take a broad perspective in evaluating behavior and concluding that trading activities are manipulative; inquiries could arise if it detects patterns of unprofitable trading activities or selling when one should, or would normally, be buying. While FERC considers a disregard for losses as an element in a recklessness finding and will consider losses as a part of an evidence, it also has taken the position that manipulation can be proven without losses. FERC also has pursued actions against firms engaged in complicated market activites that extract payments under arcane payment mechanisms that were put in place to support pro-competetive behavior, but were being triggered by targeted actions that were not helpful to the market.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/energysource/2013/10/11/stepped-up-oversight-of-energy-markets-may-push-some-trading-firms-out/

Brothers fined $5M in Heinz insider-trading case

(NASDAQ:CAMP). That is the only game breaking mistake you can make inCalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP)today. Why? Its way too early to short that stock. You will get murdered.
Source: http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/calamp-corp-buy-hedge-fund-trading-strategy-featuring-005046151.html

“As soon as you use equity incentives, you immediately have to pay the executives more because you’re exposing them to more risk,” Mr. Denis said. From that standpoint, an argument could be made that it would be less expensive for companies if their executives were allowed to profit from insider trading. That would spare shareholders the expense of providing them with generous incentives that allow executives to make more than their counterparts in countries where insider trading is an accepted business practice. However, critics of the practice say it is unfair to other investors to let those with a knowledge of inside information to profit from it. Mr.
Source: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/opinion/heard-off-the-street-insider-trading-ceo-pay-linked-707404/

But negotiations over the weekend did not reach a conclusion. World Digest: Oct. 13, 2013 Associated Press Israels military discovers a tunnel from Gaza; Vatican twitter beatifies more than 500 killed in Spain in the 1930s. Nick Miroff A congressional directive known on Capitol Hill as the bed mandate has driven a boom in detentions. An agreement could also end the partial government shutdown that has idled about 350,000 Federal workers without pay for nearly two weeks. Trading was muted in Asia, with markets in Tokyo and Hong Kong closed for holidays.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/asian-stock-markets-ebb-in-holiday-thinned-trading-as-us-debt-limit-resolution-awaited/2013/10/14/0580e550-348a-11e3-89db-8002ba99b894_story.html

Should the contract expire worthless, the premium would represent a 3.49% return on the cash commitment, or 43.90% annualized at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost. Click here to find out the Top YieldBoost Puts of Stocks Analysts Like Below is a chart showing the trailing twelve month trading history for Noble Corp , and highlighting in green where the $37.50 strike is located relative to that history: Turning to the calls side of the option chain, the call contract at the $38.50 strike price has a current bid of $1.20. If an investor was to purchase shares of NE stock at the current price level of $38.07/share, and then sell-to-open that call contract as a covered call, they are committing to sell the stock at $38.50. Considering the call seller will also collect the premium, that would drive a total return (excluding dividends, if any) of 4.28% if the stock gets called away at the November 8th expiration (before broker commissions).
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stockoptionschannel/2013/10/10/ne-november-8th-options-begin-trading/

We have seen hundreds of millions of dollars wiped off business balance sheets in a matter of minutes when a trading glitch occurs. We need new systems in place that can perform risk and compliance management functions for trading infrastructure in real-time without impacting the performance or quality of execution,” commented Sang Lee, Managing Partner at Aite Group. A typical CorvilNet deployment can capture millions of trading-related messages per second, from wire taps, aggregation switches, or even software logs, and then decode, correlate, analyse and alert in real-time. Data can be stored for historical analysis and can be exported to external systems using many industry standard interfaces. The latest release of CorvilNet introduces a number of new capabilities including live updating screens showing exactly what is happening right now across your whole trading system. Through the use of CorvilLens, a fully integrated real-time network, application and business-specific view is provided in a single screen.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/corvil-launches-first-real-time-040100676.html

These “shell companies” are popular targets with scammers, who buy the stock, change the name, manipulate the shares and them dump the worthless stock on investors. It’s one of the oldest fraud tricks in the book and one that the SEC seems determined to curb, at least a bit. Back in 2012, the SEC shut down trading in nearly 400 microcap stocks that it said were ripe for manipulation. More recently, the SEC shut down trading in seven microcap companies. The goal is to close these shells before they fall into the hands of a scammer. The goal of investors is to never get near any of the stocks that are to be shut down.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/krantz/2013/10/10/penny-stock-suspend/2885621/

Heinz one day before February’s announcement of a surprise acquisition of the food giant. Rodrigo Terpins, 40, placed the order to buy the call options on Feb. 13 while vacationing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday. The transaction was based on material non-public information received by his brother, Michel Terpins, 36, the agency said. Call options enable buyers to purchase a given stock at a certain price by a specified future date.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/10/10/heinz-inside-trading-sec-settlement/2958725/

Student Loan Default Rate Rises

When they dont get full payments on student loans, lenders can add interest, late fees and other penalties to the bill. Do the math, and its easy to see why interest alone can cause a student-loan http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net/ balance to grow by thousands of dollars. Consider a graduate-degree holder who owes $55,000 on private and federal student loans and cant afford to pay any so-called nonpriority unsecured debt (which excludes some taxes but includes consumer debt such as credit-card debt and medical bills) during a Chapter 13 cases repayment period. (Payment percentage rates vary widely, but it isnt uncommon for a borrower to pay nothing.) If $45,000 of that borrowers debt is a federal loan with 6.8% interest, and the borrower didnt make any payments on those loans, the balance would grow to $60,300 after five years, said Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Edvisors.com, an education-finance information provider. The remaining $10,000 in private loans, with an interest rate of 10% and capitalization at the end of the bankruptcywhen accrued interest is added to the principalwould grow to $16,000, he said. That means that even without adding late penalties or collection fees, the borrowers student-loan balance would have grown to $76,300.
Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/2013/10/01/how-bankruptcy-can-send-your-student-loans-soaring/

Student loan deal passes Senate

In contrast, 8.2% of students from private nonprofit schools defaulted, and 13% of borrowers from public schools defaulted in the same time frame. While that data could lead to an analysis of higher education and how prepared students are to handle debt, its important to note that the overall default rate has climbed in the past decade. For loans entering repayment in 2005, 4.6% defaulted within two years, and the rate has only gone up since. The lowest two-year default rate since 1987 was 4.5% of loans in fiscal 2003, as reported recently by the Department of Education. The highest two-year default rate was 22.4% of loans that entered repayment in 1990. Managing Education Debt When borrowing for education, its important to take out manageable loans .
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/student-loan-default-rate-rises-190034141.html

The basic principle is that it ties student loan rates to the bond markets. This fall, undergraduate students will pay an overall interest rate of 3.86% on their loans. It is comprised of the yield on the 10-year Treasury note on June 1, plus an additional 2.05%. Graduate students will have to pay 5.41% on loans this fall, or 3.6% over the 10-year Treasury, also on June 1. Related: Bill helps college students now, but future students to see rate hikes If rates on Treasury notes rise, so would student loan rates under the new deal. However, if interest rates were to spike, the bill makes provisions to cap the rates.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/24/news/economy/senate-student-loans/index.html

Paying Off Student Loans But Sallie Mae Reports Late

Nasser learned a year later that her mother could have taken out a federal Parent PLUS loan at a much lower interest rate, a miscommunication that will likely cost her thousands of dollars. The Department of Education is launching a new initiative this fall to help students like Nasser avoid those types of missteps. In this case, the Obama administration will be focusing on the other end of the process: repayment. The department will soon begin proactively reaching out to struggling student borrowers to make them aware of the various federal repayment and forgiveness programs available to them. “Even as we work to bring down costs for current and future students, we have got to offer students who already have debt the chance to actually repay it,” President Obama said during a speech at the University of Buffalo in August, when he announced an array of policy initiatives to lower the cost of college.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/27/student-loan-outreach-obama/2884389/

Obama administration to begin new student loan outreach

I am an IT professional, earn a good living at a stable position. I have a 6 month emergency fund that is not touched. I have savings, retirement .. I’ve been relatively smart for the last 20 years about finances. When I first went back to school, I thought it was a good idea to use fed loans.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-rhode/paying-off-student-loans_b_4057647.html

The 6 Most Popular Dow Stocks

“The thought is that the Republicans and Democrats will soon work this out before Oct. 17,” Davis said, referring to the date the Treasury Department said the government’s borrowing authority would be exhausted. On Friday, House Speaker John Boehner reemphasized that he won’t let the U.S. government default on its debts. There were also reports that Boehner was looking to bring House Republicans together to pass some sort of budget compromise that would include raising the debt ceiling. Davis noted that it’s a positive sign that investors are buying stocks heading into a weekend, especially with how volatile the political climate in Washington has been.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/stocks-move-higher-investors-remain-cautious-20472336

Bank of America raised its rating on shares in the dental supplies maker to buy. Disney climbed 2 percent to $65.30 and Boeing climbed 1.7 percent to $117.20 for the two biggest gains in the Dow. Facebook rose 3.8 percent to $51.04 after saying it will sell advertising space on Instagram in its first effort to make money from its biggest ever acquisition. The stock has surged 92 percent in 2013. Twitter IPO In the most anticipated technology offering since Facebook, Twitter Inc. made public its S-1 prospectus yesterday and said its seeking to raise $1 billion.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-04/u-s-stock-futures-rise-as-investors-await-shutdown-talks.html

1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Tech stocks: It’s all about Twitter Brett Molina, USA TODAY 8:39 a.m. EDT October 4, 2013 Logos for the microblogging site Twitter are displayed on their website. (Photo: Mary Turner, Getty Images) SHARE 12 CONNECT 16 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE Investors are likely still poring over the S-1 filed by social network Twitter, part of the process required to become a publicly traded company. On Thursday, Twitter made its initial public offering available for view , providing the first details on how much money it makes and how many users flock to their service. Here’s a quick breakdown of Twitter by the numbers: 2,000.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/10/04/tech-stocks-twitter-ipo/2921319/

Tech stocks: It’s all about Twitter

“The emerging-markets story is noticeably tarnished,” said Alan Gayle, chief investment officer at RidgeWorth front page Capital Management. “It’s one of those stories that I’m perfectly happy to sit on the sidelines and observe. I would say there are better opportunities in the developed markets.” Bulls acknowledge the challenges but say the developing world has several factors going its way long-term. “Emerging markets have faster growth and the stocks are cheaper,” said Laura Geritz, manager of the Wasatch emerging-markets small cap fund. “Over the long run, you should have better returns in these markets.” Financial maturation has made developing nations much less vulnerable to the sort of crises that hobbled them in the 1980s and 1990s. And there’s little doubt they’ll continue to grow.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-emerging-markets-invest-20131006,0,2639943.story?track=rss

What’s ahead for emerging-market stocks?

The blue-chip index slid 0.78% this week. The Nasdaq added 0.85% to 3,806.29. The tech-heavy index gained 0.54% across the past five days. Medical device stocks were gaining on hopes that the companies could be freed of the 2.3% sales tax. St. Jude Medical ( STJ ) gained 3.1% to $56.47, and Dentsply International ( XRAY )increased 3.1% to $44.54.
Source: http://www.thestreet.com/story/12059096/1/stocks-slip-as-budget-impasse-keeps-fed-employees-grounded.html