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Today’s Market Focus: Elan, Valero Energy, Alpha Natural Resources, Nuance, Walt Disney, and ConocoPhillips

August 8, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Insiderslab.com has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Elan (NYSE:ELN), Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO), Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR), Nuance (NASDAQ:NUAN), Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP).

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Report Highlights:

Elan Corporation, plc (ADR) (NYSE:ELN): For the second quarter of 2012, Elan Corporation, plc (ADR) (NYSE:ELN) showed total revenue is US$288.0 million, up 6% from US$270.6 million in the same quarter of 2011. Net loss from continuing operations was US$28.5 million for the second quarter of 2012, down 40% from a net loss of US$47.1 million, year-over-year. Abnormal trading volume of Elan was found reaching 31.23 million shares, 7.8 times heavier than usual day trading. Shares of Elan gapped open sharply lower in the last trading session and closed lower by US$0.10 (or -0.89%) to US$11.15. The neuroscience-based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing advanced therapies in neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases. Elan has a market capitalization of US$6.60 billion with price range within US$8.58 – US$15.27 over the past 52 weeks. Insiderslab.com believes that it is a clever way to check if insiders in Elan are starting to buy more company shares. Academic studies have shown that company insiders traditionally make higher investment returns than ordinary investors. See insider trade report for ELN here.

Read Full Report: http://www.insiderslab.com/PR3/080812B/ELN/Elan.pdf

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO): Insiderslab.com found Market Sale (Planned) made by company Independent Director — Bob Marbut on August 6, at stock price US$28.00. Disclose date: August 7. Recently, Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) reported profit for the second quarter of 2012 was US$831 million, or US$1.50 per share, compared with US$745 million, or US$1.30 per share in the same quarter of 2011. The petroleum refining and marketing company announced that its second-quarter profit topped estimation and the company is considering splitting off its retail business. By the end of Tuesday’s trading, Valero Energy shares advanced 1.49% to US$28.56 and made a new 52-week high of US$29.06. Valero Energy was traded above average volume with 12.06 million shares traded, 8.89 million shares more than its daily average. Are Valero Energy insiders starting to take huge profits by selling shares or exercising stock options? Want to trace the activities of Valero Energy insiders from now on? Add VLO into your watch list for insider trade now.

Read Full Report: http://www.insiderslab.com/PR3/080812B/VLO/ValeroEnergy.pdf

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR): On August 6, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) announced that L. Patrick Hassey, formally Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, has been selected to the company’s Board of Directors. Shares of Alpha Natural Resources began the trading session with a price of US$6.92 and throughout the session jumped to a peak of US$7.18. When day-trade ended, the stock finally advanced 1.02% to US$6.90. Alpha Natural Resources was traded above average volume with 20.24 million shares traded, 4.23 million shares more than its daily average. According to academic studies, company insiders traditionally make higher investment returns than ordinary investors. Investors may want to find out how Alpha Natural Resources insiders are thinking about the future of the company. Add ANR into your watch list for insider trade now.

Read Full Report: http://www.insiderslab.com/PR3/080812B/ANR/AlphaNaturalResources.pdf

Today Insiderslab.com 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.

Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN):
Read Full Report: http://www.insiderslab.com/PR3/080812B/NUAN/Nuance.pdf

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS):
Read Full Report: http://www.insiderslab.com/PR3/080812B/DIS/WaltDisney.pdf

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP):
Read Full Report: http://www.insiderslab.com/PR3/080812B/COP/ConocoPhillips.pdf

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