Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: AXS, MCGC, SUNS, FUR, RSE

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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:



Axis Capital Holdings Limited ( AXS ): CEO, AXIS Re John Drake Nichols Bought 30,000 Shares

CEO, AXIS Re of Axis Capital Holdings Limited ( AXS ) John Drake Nichols bought 30,000 shares on 08/30/2012 at an average price of $34.07. AXIS Capital Holdings Limited is a Bermuda-based global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance. Axis Capital Holdings Limited has a market cap of $4.37 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.07 with a P/E ratio of 11 and P/S ratio of 1.2. The dividend yield of Axis Capital Holdings Limited stocks is 2.9%.

NWQ Managers bought 262,093 shares in the quarter that ended on 06/30/2012, which is 0.063% of the $13.76 billion portfolio of NWQ Investment Management Co. Arnold Schneider owns 769,629 shares as of 06/30/2012, an increase of 24.39% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 2.4% of the $1.05 billion portfolio of Schneider Capital Management.

CEO, AXIS Re John Drake Nichols bought 30,000 shares of AXS stock on 08/30/2012 at the average price of 33.6. John Drake Nichols owns at least 80,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.4% since. Other insiders have decreased their positions in the company.

MCG Capital Corporation ( MCGC ): CEO Richard W Neu Bought 103,922 Shares

CEO of MCG Capital Corporation ( MCGC ) Richard W Neu bought 103,922 shares during the past week at an average price of $4.65. MCG Capital Corporation is a solutions-focused financial services firm that primarily provides capital to support the internal growth and corporate development initiatives of small-to medium-sized private companies in the media, communications, and technology sectors in the United States. Mcg Capital Corporation has a market cap of $344 million; its shares were traded at around $4.65 with a P/E ratio of 14 and P/S ratio of 4. The dividend yield of Mcg Capital Corporation stocks is 12.5%.

MCGC recently reported its second quarter 2012 financial results. The company announced that its net operating income was $5.6 million, or 7 cents per share. Net loss was $7 million, or 9 cents per share.

Director Gavin Saitowitz sold 234,394 shares of MCGC stock on 08/23/2012 at the average price of 4.44. Gavin Saitowitz owns at least 116,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 4.73% since. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.

Solar Senior Capital Ltd ( SUNS ): CEO, President Chn of the Brd Michael S Gross Bought 25,523 Shares

CEO, President Chn of the Brd of Solar Senior Capital Ltd ( SUNS ) Michael S Gross bought 25,523 shares on 08/24/2012 at an average price of $17.72. Solar Senior Capital Ltd. operates as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Solar Senior Capital Ltd has a market cap of $165.7 million; its shares were traded at around $17.72 with a P/E ratio of 20.8 and P/S ratio of 21. The dividend yield of Solar Senior Capital Ltd stocks is 7.9%.

SUNS recently reported earnings of $3.6 million, or $0.38 per share, and net investment income of $3.4 million, or $0.36 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Net asset value ( NAV ) per share increased to $18.54, from $18.15 at December 31, 2011.

CFO, Secretary and Treasurer Richard Peteka bought 1,487 shares of SUNS stock on 05/31/2012 at the average price of 16.45. Richard Peteka owns at least 6,250 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 7.72% since. There are mixed trades from other insiders.

Winthrop Realty Trust ( FUR ): Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner Michael L Ashner Bought 22,400 Shares

Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner of Winthrop Realty Trust ( FUR ) Michael L Ashner bought 22,400 shares on 08/24/2012 at an average price of $11.36. Winthrop Realty Trust is a Boston-based real estate investment trust. Winthrop Realty Trust has a market cap of $353.9 million; its shares were traded at around $11.36 with a P/E ratio of 6.3 and P/S ratio of 5.1. The dividend yield of Winthrop Realty Trust stocks is 6.1%. Winthrop Realty Trust had an annual average earnings growth of 13.9% over the past 10 years.

FUR recently reported its second quarter 2012 financial results. The company announced that its revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were $19 million, compared to $16.3 million in the second quarter of 2011.

Rouse Properties Inc ( RSE ): President & CEO Andrew Silberfein Bought 15,000 Shares

President & CEO of Rouse Properties Inc ( RSE ) Andrew Silberfein bought 15,000 shares on 08/28/2012 at an average price of $13.9. Rouse Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust and operates as one of the largest mall owners in the United States. Rouse Properties Inc has a market cap of $679.3 million; its shares were traded at around $13.9 with and P/S ratio of 2.9. The dividend yield of Rouse Properties Inc stocks is 2%.

Rouse Properties recently reported its second quarter 2012 financial results. Net loss was $(15.9) million, or $(0.32) per diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $(6.6) million, or $(0.18)per diluted share in the prior year period.

Director Michael M Mullen bought 5,000 shares of RSE stock on 08/15/2012 at the average price of 13.58. Michael M Mullen owns at least 10,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.36% since.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: AXS , FUR , MCGC , NAV , SUNS

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