Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: APD, PG, TWIN, CYS, CLGX

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data , these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:



Air Products and Chemicals Inc. ( APD ): Chairman, President and CEO John E. Mcglade Bought 6,000 Shares


Chairman, president and CEO of Air Products and Chemicals Inc. ( APD ) John E. Mcglade bought 6,000 shares on 10/31/2012 at an average price of $0.11. Air Products and Chemicals has established an internationally recognized industrial gas and related industrial process equipment business, and developed strong positions as a producer of certain chemicals.

Air Products and Chemicals has a market cap of $16.5 billion; its shares were traded at $78.15 with a P/E ratio of 14.2 and a P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of Air Products and Chemicals stocks is 3.3%. Air Products and Chemicals had an annual average earnings growth of 7.1% over the past 10 years.

APD recently reported a net income of $305 million and diluted earnings per share ( EPS ) of $1.42 on a non-GAAP, continuing operations basis, for its fiscal fourth quarter ended 9/30/2012.

Chris Davis owns 7,485,887 shares as of 6/30/2012, an increase of 104.85% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 1.4% of the $43.07 billion portfolio of Davis Selected Advisers. Mario Gabelli owns 33,879 shares as of 6/30/2012, which accounts for 0.021% of the $13.31 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. Dodge & Cox owns 12,100 shares as of 6/30/2012, which accounts for 0.0013% of the $73.36 billion portfolio of Dodge & Cox.

Director Lawrence S. Smith bought 5,000 shares of APD stock on 10/23/2012 at the average price of $77.36. Smith owns at least 9,850 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.02% since.

Procter & Gamble Co. ( PG ): Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Robert A. McDonald Bought 5,564 Shares

Chairman of the board, president and CEO of Procter & Gamble Co. ( PG ) Robert A. McDonald bought 5,564 shares on 10/26/2012 at an average price of $5.15. Procter & Gamble is engaged in the manufacture and sale of a range of branded consumer packaged goods. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $191.49 billion; its shares were traded at around $69.19 with a P/E ratio of 17.7 and a P/S ratio of 2.3. The dividend yield of Procter & Gamble stocks is 3.2%. Procter & Gamble had an annual average earnings growth of 6.5% over the past 10 years.

Bill Ackman bought 21,916,208 shares in the quarter that ended on 6/30/2012, which is 17.7% of the $7.59 billion portfolio of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. PRIMECAP Management owns 2,824,400 shares as of 6/30/2012, an increase of 46.73% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.29% of the $59.94 billion portfolio of PRIMECAP Management. John Burbank sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 6/30/2012.

Vice chairman of Global Business Units Evriviades D. Panayotopoulos sold 133,426 shares of PG stock on 8/31/2012 at the average price of $66.97. Evriviades D Panayotopoulos owns at least 277,157 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.31% since. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.

Twin Disc, Inc. ( TWIN ): Chairman, CEO and 10% Owner Michael E. Batten Bought 15,000 Shares

Chairman, CEO and 10% owner of Twin Disc, Inc. ( TWIN ) Michael E. Batten bought 15,000 shares on 10/26/2012 at an average price of $15.15. Twin Disc designs, manufactures and sells heavy duty off-highway power transmission equipment. Twin Disc has a market cap of $161.7 million; its shares were traded at around $15.15 with a P/E ratio of 7.7 and P/S ratio of 0.5. The dividend yield of Twin Disc stocks is 2.5%. Twin Disc had an annual average earnings growth of 16.5% over the past 10 years.

Twin recently reported its first quarter fiscal 2013 financial results. Sales for the first three months of fiscal 2013, seasonally the weakest quarter of the fiscal year, declined to $68,793,000, from a first quarter record of $81,330,000 for the same period last year. The decrease in sales was primarily the result of lower demand from customers in the pressure pumping sector of the North American oil and gas market.

Mario Gabelli owns 636,500 shares as of 6/30/2012, an increase of 25.32% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.088% of the $13.31 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. John Keeley sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 06/30/2012.

Director David B. Rayburn sold 726 shares of Twin stock on 8/29/2012 at the average price of $18.38. Rayburn owns at least 21,253 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 17.57% since.

CYS Investments Inc. ( CYS ): President, Chief Information Officer and CEO, President Kevin E. Grant Bought 11,748 Shares

Chairman, chief information officer and CEO of CYS Investments Inc. ( CYS ) Kevin E. Grant bought 11,748 shares on 10/26/2012 at an average price of $13.21. CYS Investments is a specialty finance company that invests on a leveraged basis in residential mortgage pass-through securities for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or Ginnie Mae. CYS Investments has a market cap of $2.21 billion; its shares were traded at around $13.21 with a P/E ratio of 8.4 and a P/S ratio of 9.5. The dividend yield of CYS Investments stocks is 13.6%.

CYS recently reported its third quarter 2012 financial results. GAAP net income was $241.9 million, or $1.46 per diluted share. Core earnings were $41.2 million, or $0.25 per diluted share.

Director Jeffrey Hughes sold 82,576 shares of CYS stock on 05/24/2012 at the average price of 13.8. Hughes owns at least 37,252 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 4.28% since.

CoreLogic, Inc. ( CLGX ): President and CEO Anand K. Nallathambi Bought 5,000 Shares

President and CEO of CoreLogic, Inc. ( CLGX ) Anand K Nallathambi bought 5,000 shares on 10/26/2012 at an average price of $23.22. CoreLogic, Inc., formerly known as First American Corp., CoreLogic, Inc. has a market cap of $2.44 billion; its shares were traded at $23.22 with a P/E ratio of 17.3 and P/S ratio of 1.8.

John Keeley bought 693,500 shares in the quarter that ended on 6/30/2012, which is 0.29% of the $4.44 billion portfolio of Keeley Fund Management. Joel Greenblatt bought 20,574 shares in the quarter that ended on 6/30/2012, which is 0.028% of the $1.36 billion portfolio of Gotham Capital. Ray Dalio sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 6/30/2012.

CLGX recently reported its third quarter 2012 financial results. Revenues increased $61.3 million or 17.6% to $409.8 million for the quarter ended 9/30/2012. The company repurchased 8.3 million common shares during the quarter, and 10 million shares were repurchased year-to-date.

Chief financial officer Frank Martell bought 5,000 shares of CLGX stock on 10/26/2012 at the average price of $23.11. Frank Martell owns at least 142,632 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.48% since. There are mixed trades from other insiders.About GuruFocus: GuruFocus.com tracks the stocks picks and portfolio holdings of the world's best investors. This value investing site offers stock screeners and valuation tools. And publishes daily articles tracking the latest moves of the world's best investors. GuruFocus also provides promising stock ideas in 3 monthly newsletters sent to Premium Members .




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Referenced Stocks: APD , CYS , EPS , PG , TWIN

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