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Author Archive - Evan Hanson

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Insiders Buy Kinder Morgan Shares Hand Over Fist

Insider shareholders just keep coming back to the Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) well. Not the literal well, mind you. Kinder Morgan is a natural gas pipeline......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Guess Who Just Won a $1.56 Billion Defense Contract?

The Pentagon closed out the workweek Friday with 14 new defense contract awards, worth $700 million in total. Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) was the day’s......(read more)
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COO Makes a Big (Insider) Bet on FMC Technologies Stock

Ouch! Investors certainly are not happy about the earnings results at oilfield services company FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI). Two days after the company......(read more)
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Insiders Are Loading Up on Allegheny Technologies Stock

On Tuesday, July 21, Allegheny Technologies (NYSE:ATI) reported a big earnings miss, sending the shares down 14% in a day. On Wednesday, a downgrade by......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Guess Who Just Won a $1.56 Billion Defense Contract?

The Pentagon awarded $1.9 billion in new defense contracts Thursday — almost all of which went to one single company, winning one single contract......(read more)
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Insider Places a Very Big Bet on Horsehead Holding

Not a single corporate officer has bought a single share of Horsehead Holding (NASDAQ:ZINC) in at least the past two months, according to Form 4 filings......(read more)
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Pentagon Insider: Guess Who Just Won $585 Million in Defense Contracts?

A busy day at the Pentagon saw 17 new defense contracts awarded Wednesday, worth a total of $585 million. Two defense contractors won a pair of contracts......(read more)
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Pentagon Insider: 7 New Defense Contracts Announced

The Pentagon awarded seven new defense contracts Wednesday, worth just under a quarter-billion dollars combined. $249 million to be exact. The largest......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Guess Who Just Won a $950 Million Defense Contract?

The Pentagon announced only a bare half-dozen new defense contracts Monday, yet still managed to spend more than $1.04 billion. Almost all of this money......(read more)

With Carbonite Shares Lagging Market, CEO Is a Buyer

As Nasdaq stocks in general surged Friday, one stock was a laggard: Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB). Neck-and-neck with the market’s returns more much of......(read more)

Inside the Pentagon: Pentagon Awards $6 Billion Defense Intelligence Contract

The Pentagon announced a baker’s dozen of new defense contracts Friday, valued at  $6.36 billion in total. By far the largest of these awards was......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Guess Who Won $6.36 Billion in Defense Contracts Friday?

The Pentagon announced a baker’s dozen of new defense contracts Friday, valued at  $6.36 billion in total. By far the largest of these awards was......(read more)

CEO Snaps Up Shares at Brixmor Property Group

Shares of retail real estate investment trust (REIT) Brixmor Property Group (NYSE:BRX) got a lift Thursday when it was reported that the company’......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Defense Department Awards $465 Million in Contracts Thursday

The Pentagon announced an even dozen new defense contracts Thursday, valued at  $465 million total. By far the largest of these awards was an Army contract......(read more)
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As Shiloh Industries Sinks, Insiders Are Quietly Buying

Unnoticed by the stock market, insiders at Shiloh Industries (NASDAQ:SHLO) continue to quietly accumulate shares. On Wednesday, Curtis Moll, a director......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Guess Who Won $430 Million in Defense Contracts Today

The Pentagon awarded 14 new defense contracts Wednesday, valued at  $430 million total. By far the largest of these awards was a multi-party contract......(read more)
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Pentagon Insider: Lockheed Martin Wins Big As Pentagon Awards $1.725 Billion in Contracts

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Textron Bell Rings the Register for $55 Million

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)
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Pentagon Insider: Lockheed Martin Dominates DoD Contract Awards Friday

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: $442 Million in Defense Contracts Awarded Thursday

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)
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Pentagon Insider: Millions of Dollars Awarded in New Nuke Submarine Contracts

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)
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Energy Transfer Equity Chairman Makes a Million-Share Buy

In the single largest insider purchase reported to the SEC on Wednesday, Mr. Kelcy L. Warren, Chairman of the board of directors of natural gas pipeline......(read more)

Rovi CEO Scooping Up Shares Ahead of Earnings

Cable  TV software maker Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ:ROVI) doesn’t report Q2 earnings until July 30. But already, ahead of earnings, one shareholder......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: A Slow Day Produces Small Wins for Defense Contractors

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)
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Biglari CEO Makes a Big Insider Buy

On a rocky day for stock markets generally, shares of restaurant holding company Biglari Holdings (NYSE:BH) made a big move upwards Tuesday, gaining 6......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Navy Robotic Warship Contract Could Be Worth Up to $1.4 Billion

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Small Contract Win, But Positive Insider Trading Trends at Engility Corp

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)
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Insiders Are Dumping Flextronics International. Should You Be Scared?

On an up day for stock markets generally, shares of contract electronics manufacturer Flextronics International (NASDAQ:FLEX) stood pat Wednesday, opening......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Huntington Ingalls Lands $75 Million Aircraft Carrier Repair Contract

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)
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Pentagon Insider: Defense Contractors Reap Nearly $2 Billion in Awards on Tuesday

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)

Profits Are Still Slim at Abercrombie & Fitch — So Why Are Insiders Buying?

Earlier this month, with a stock down nearly 50% over the past year, the CEO of Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) made the bold decision to scoop up tens of thousands......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Textron Wins More Funds for Littoral Combat Ship Contract

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)
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Insiders Cash In: Google Founders Sell $145 million in stock in June

It seems that the biggest sellers of Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock these days are the two men who investors should want invested in the company long-term......(read more)
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Jumping Ship: Groupon Insiders Continue Selling Spree

Since it went public, Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) has taken a lot of heat for insider selling. The company’s founders took $870 million off the table......(read more)
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Calling a Bottom: Basic Energy Services Insider Boosts Stake

At least one beleaguered energy company, Basic Energy Services (NYSE:BAS), is getting a large vote of confidence from the Chairman of its Board of Directors......(read more)
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Energy Insider: Solar Prices to Reach $1 per Watt Target 3 Years Early

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy made a goal of reaching an installed price of $1 per watt for solar energy, which would make it highly competitive......(read more)
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Losing Altitude: American Airlines Group Insider Reducing Stake After Profit Warning

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) Chairman and CEO Douglas Parker cashed in on his significant stake in the company yesterday by selling 113,090 shares......(read more)
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Hitting a Top? Avago Technologies’ COO Dumps Shares

After a 5-year run that’s seen Avago Technologies’ (NASDAQ:AVGO) stock rise more than six-fold, insiders are seeing an opportunity to cash......(read more)
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Insiders Can’t Get Enough of Kinder Morgan Shares

Has there ever been a company as popular with its owners as Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI)? The gas pipeline operator’s stock is up 12% in 12 months (......(read more)
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Pentagon Insider: Oshkosh Wins Big With a $780 Million Defense Contract

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: General Electric Wins Contract to Keep F-16s Flying

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Rockwell Collins Records a Big Win in a $856 Million Day at the Pentagon

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)
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Investors Fired Up Over CEO’s Insider Purchase of Lexington Realty Trust Shares

After trading down all day, shares of real estate investment trust Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) jumped nearly one full percentage point after-hours......(read more)
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Investors Fired Up Over CFO’s Insider Purchase of SolarCity Shares

After trading mostly flat for most of Monday, shares of Elon Musk’s solar power play SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY) flared up by nearly one full percentage......(read more)
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Pentagon Insider: Northrop Grumman Dominates in a $549 Million Day at the Pentagon

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)

Builders FirstSource Has Doubled In Three Months — And Now Insiders Are Buying

Two months ago, news that Builders FirstSource (NASDAQ:BLDR) would be bulking up in the construction supplies segment by buying Denver-based ProBuild......(read more)
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Christopher & Banks Corporation Bottom Fishes With Insider Buy

The past year has not been kind to the stock of women’s apparelier Christopher & Banks (NYSE:CBK). Over 12 months, the stock has sunk 45%, even......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Manitowoc Makes Out Well on a $1.3 Billion Day at the DoD

For many investors, the U.S. government seems a black box. Taxes go in, spending comes out — but with the exception of the occasional headline-grabbing......(read more)

Pentagon Insider: Guess Who’s Buying $6.1 Billion Worth of Drugs?

The U.S. Pentagon is the world’s biggest “K-mart shopper.” From tanks to spy satellites to aircraft carriers, if it’s big, expensive......(read more)
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Joyeux Noël! Another Insider Buy at Joy Global

The news just keeps getting better for shareholders of mining equipment maker Joy Global (NYSE:JOY). (At least, if you believe that insider buys mean......(read more)