SOURCE: Insiderslab Inc.

Insiderslab Inc.

July 22, 2011 08:50 ET

Equity Research on Apple Inc. and Seagate Technology PLC -- Computer Hardware Growing Strongly

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - Jul 22, 2011) - http://www.insiderslab.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the Computer Hardware industry and has recently completed analytical research on Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Seagate Technology PLC (STX). Register with us today at http://www.insiderslab.com/ to have free access to these researches as well as other insider trading tools.

The Computer Hardware industry as a whole is doing quite well as the middle of July approached. The NASDAQ Computer Index rose around 50 base points during the week to about 1,465. Insider buying trends went contrary to the stock movements during the latest month and the 4-week insider buy ratio dropped 4% from the previous period. However, InsidersLab.com observed an increasing yearly insider buy ratio which is rarely seen in most other industry sectors. Register now at http://www.insiderslab.com/ to gain free access to our reports on the Computer Hardware industry.

It appears that even insiders may feel it is too expensive to make open market purchases of Apple stock. The third quarter appeared to be the best quarter of the company's history when InsidersLab.com took a look at Apple's reported financials. Jeffrey E. Williams, the Senior Vice President of Apple's Operations Department was the only insider to settle insider trades in July. He exercised 5,500 shares stock options at US$46.57 per share and sold them anywhere between US$339.34 - US$377.92 per share. Now Apple shares are trading at US$388 per share which is the highest since 2009. Apple Inc. (AAPL) research report http://www.insiderslab.com/PR/072211A/AAPL/Apple.pdf

Seagate's share price rallied after the 2010 drop caused by the failing of an LBO. Chairman, President and CEO Stephen J. Luczo was the only insider who settled transactions during the month. He exercised 80,000 common shares on July 7 and 20,000 common shares on July 14. Mr. Luczo still has 228,412 options on his hands. Mr. Luczo is the only insider who still holds unexercised options so he will be the only one who can take large buy low sell high benefits through market option sales in the future. Seagate Technology PLC (STX) research report http://www.insiderslab.com/PR/072211A/STX/Seagate.pdf

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