Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: Tower International, Thomas Properties Group, GSV Capital Group, ...

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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:

Tower International Inc. ( TOWR ): President and CEO Mark Malcolm Bought 74,451 Shares

President and CEO of Tower International Inc. ( TOWR ) Mark Malcolm bought 74,451 shares on 09/06/2012 at an average price of $7.5. TA Delaware Inc. is engaged in the manufacture of engineered structural metal components and assemblies primarily serving automotive original equipment manufacturers. Tower International Inc. has a market cap of $152.6 million; its shares were traded at around $7.5 with a P/E ratio of 5.2 and P/S ratio of 0.1.

Tower International recently reported its second quarter 2012 financial results. Revenue for second quarter 2012 was $644 million, up $41 million or 7 percent from $603 million in the second quarter 2011.

Director Frank E. English Jr. bought 1,000 shares of TOWR stock on 08/15/2012 at the average price of 8.45. Frank E. English Jr. owns at least 1,500 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 11.24% since.

Thomas Properties Group Inc. ( TPGI ): Chairman, President & CEO James A. Thomas Bought 87,500 Shares

Chairman, President & CEO of Thomas Properties Group Inc. ( TPGI ) James A. Thomas bought 87,500 shares on 09/04/2012 at an average price of $5.59. Thomas Properties Group Inc. is a real estate company that owns, acquires, develops and manages office, retail and multi-family properties throughout the U.S. Thomas Properties Group Inc. has a market cap of $207.6 million; its shares were traded at around $5.59 with a P/E ratio of 26.5 and P/S ratio of 2.2. The dividend yield of Thomas Properties Group Inc. stocks is 1.1%.

Thomas Properties Group recently reported its second quarter 2012 financial results. The consolidated net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2012 was $4.8 million or $0.12 per share compared to consolidated net loss of $3.0 million or $0.08 per share for the three months ended June 30, 2011.

Third Avenue Management owns 7,667,279 shares as of 06/30/2012, which accounts for 0.99% of the $4.21 billion portfolio of Third Avenue Management . Arnold Schneider owns 365,442 shares as of 06/30/2012, which accounts for 0.19% of the $1.05 billion portfolio of Schneider Capital Management.

Co-COO and General Counsel Paul S. Rutter sold 3,166 shares of TPGI stock on 08/30/2012 at the average price of $5.38. Paul S. Rutter owns at least 97,713 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.9% since. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.

GSV Capital Corp ( GSVC ): President and CEO Michael T. Moe Bought 11,500 Shares

President and CEO of GSV Capital Corp ( GSVC ) Michael T. Moe bought 11,500 shares on 09/05/2012 at an average price of $8.61. GSV Capital Corp. is an externally managed non-diversified closed-end management investment company. GSV Capital Corp has a market cap of $107.2 million; its shares were traded at around $8.61 with and P/S ratio of 661.7.

GSV Capital recently reported its second quarter 2012 financial results. Investment income was $110,354, or $0.01 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2012. Net investment loss was $2,080,119, or $0.13 per share, in the second quarter of 2012, compared to $565,305, or $0.24 per share, for the prior year period.

Director Mark D. Klein bought 2,500 shares of GSVC stock on 08/30/2012 at the average price of $8.75. Mark D. Klein owns at least 22,667 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.6% since.

Harte-Hanks Inc. ( HHS ): President and CEO Larry Franklin Bought 10,000 Shares

President and CEO of Harte-Hanks Inc. ( HHS ) Larry Franklin bought 10,000 shares on 08/31/2012 at an average price of $7.22. Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. Harte-Hanks Inc. has a market cap of $438.5 million; its shares were traded at around $7.22 with a P/E ratio of 10.6 and P/S ratio of 0.5. The dividend yield of Harte-Hanks Inc. stocks is 4.9%.

For the three months ended June 30, 2012, the company generated free cash of $11.1 million, an increase from $8.8 million in the prior year's second quarter. Capital expenditures for the quarter were $2.6 million compared to $7.0 million in the prior year's second quarter.

Joel Greenblatt bought 84,548 shares in the quarter that ended on 06/30/2012, which is 0.057% of the $1.36 billion portfolio of Gotham Capital. Richard Pzena owns 4,371,449 shares as of 06/30/2012, which accounts for 0.47% of the $8.56 billion portfolio of Pzena Investment Management LLC.

Director David L. Copeland bought 20,000 shares of HHS stock on 08/14/2012 at the average price of $6.6. David L. Copeland owns at least 113,591 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 9.39% since.

Synalloy Corporation ( SYNL ): CEO and President Craig C. Bram Bought 5,000 Shares

CEO and President of Synalloy Corporation ( SYNL ) Craig C. Bram bought 5,000 shares on 09/07/2012 at an average price of $13.05. Synalloy Corporation operates in two principal industry segments: chemical & metal. Synalloy Corporation has a market cap of $83.1 million; its shares were traded at around $13.05 with a P/E ratio of 20.8 and P/S ratio of 0.5. The dividend yield of Synalloy Corporation stocks is 1.9%.

Director James W. Terry Jr. bought 2,000 shares of SYNL stock on 08/27/2012 at the average price of 13.02. James W. Terry Jr. owns at least 8,222 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.23% since. Other insiders have decreased their positions in the company.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: GSVC , HHS , SYNL , TOWR , TPGI

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