Insiders Trading Report for March 30

Traders at the NYSEModeration is expected to be the key word in the coming market week. Most economists see the jobs numbers moderating and unemployment staying at 8.3%. Expectations are that the few layoffs in the winter will lead to slower hiring in the spring. No reversal of the overall hiring trend it expected, more of a moderating influence as companies look towards summer.

Also investors will be gearing up see what the start of earnings season brings. Plus a Fed meeting later this month will be speculated on ad nauseum.

Opko Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK) closed Friday up 0.85% at $4.73. OPK traded 1.3 million shares on Friday and trades 1.7 million shares a day on average. Steven Rubin (Executive VP) bought 2,000 shares at $4.68 on March 29. Jan Hsiao (Vice Chairman) bought 10,000 shares at $4.70 on March 29.

Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) finished up 1.03% on Friday at $92.48. HUM traded 2.5 million shares on Friday, well above its daily average of 1.9 million shares. David Nash (Director) bought 112 shares at $87.93 on March 29. [Read more...]

Insiders Trading Report for March 27

Traders at the NYSEStocks turned negative a day after their sharp rally. While some was profit taking after the recent run up, two data points came in as misses. The Dow closed down yesterday nearly 44 points to 13,197. The Nasdaq ended the day essentially flat, down just over 2 points to 3,120.35. Rounding out the mostly flat day was the S&P 500, down almost 4 points to 1,412.

Decliners lead advancers marginally across the major indices. The two major economic data points that were released Tuesday both missed expectations to the downside. Consumer confidence printed a 70.2 down from a 71.6. The Case Shiller Home Price Index hit a 9-year low as housing prices just refuse to recover. [Read more...]

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