3 Stocks With Unusual Insider Trading

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 |  Includes: AAPL, ARUN, BRCD
by: Leonid Kanopka

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) A huge stock option sale was made by the senior vice president, general counsel, secretary - D. Bruce Sewell on September 22nd, at stock price $403.77 (current stock price $387.81). Disclose date: September 23rd. The current price for apple is $387.81 with a 1 year price target of $491.6 (26.76% upside potential). P/E ratio is at 15.81x and an EPS of 25.28. The company has no debt and a profit margin on 23.53% however, with the tragic death of Steven Jobs there is a lot of uncertainty with what direction this company will take. If there is one thing that is for certain it is that this stock is definitely a player to watch.

Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) There was a large open-market purchase that was made by the company director - Douglas Leone on September 22nd, at stock price $19.44 (current stock price $23.35). Disclose date: September 23rd. The current stock price is $23.35 with a 1 year price target of $24.21 (3.68% upside potential). P/E ratio is at 39.25x and EPS is 0.60. The company has no debt and is sitting on over 230 million in cash. Quarterly earnings growth (YOY) is 16,057.60%, ROA is -0.68% and ROE is 28.50%. The 52-week change has been 19.20% compared to the S&P 500 at 2.54% and the 200-day moving average is $26.30 with a high of $36.40.

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD) There was a large open-market sale made by company chief financial officer, vice president, principal accounting officer - Daniel Fairfax on September 22nd, at stock price $4.01 (current stock price $4.88) Disclose date: September 23rd. Current stock price is $4.88 with a 1 year price target of $5 (2.46% upside potential). P/E ratio is at 30.5x and EPS of 0.16. 52-week change has been -13.60%, ROE is 3.78% and ROA is 3.10%. The book value per share is $4.52, but a quarterly earnings growth (YOY) of -91.40% and total debt/equity is 37.87.

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