Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: UTHR, PMC, ABR, AIR, SCHS

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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: Utd Therapeutic ( UTHR ): CEO Martine A Rothblatt Bought 20,858 Shares

CEO of Utd Therapeutic ( UTHR ) Martine A Rothblatt bought 20,858 shares during the past week at an average price of $47.94. UTD THERAPEUTIC is a biotechnology company focused on combating cardiovascular, inflammatory, and infectious diseases with unique therapeutic products. Utd Therapeutic has a market cap of $2.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $47.94 with a P/E ratio of 10.8 and P/S ratio of 3.5.

UTHR recently reported its first quarter 2012 financial results. Total revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 were $204.2 million, up from $162.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 was $70.8 millionor $1.32 per basic share, compared to $16.4 million or $0.28 per basic share for the same quarter in 2011.

Richard Perry bought 15,300 shares in the quarter that ended on 03/31/2012, which is 0.035% of the $2.08 billion portfolio of Perry Capital. Joel Greenblatt owns 165,063 shares as of 03/31/2012, an increase of 82.68% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.68% of the $1.15 billion portfolio of Gotham Capital.

Director Christopher Patusky sold 2,500 shares of UTHR stock on 04/04/2012 at the average price of 45.55. Christopher Patusky owns at least 1,300 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 5.25% since.

Pharmerica Corp ( PMC ): CEO Gregory S Weishar Bought 35,500 Shares

CEO of Pharmerica Corp ( PMC ) Gregory S Weishar bought 35,500 shares on 06/14/2012 at an average price of $10.71. PharMerica Corporation is an institutional pharmacy services provider dedicated to providing quality customer service and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings. Pharmerica Corp has a market cap of $300.3 million; its shares were traded at around $10.71 with a P/E ratio of 7.7 and P/S ratio of 0.1. Pharmerica Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 18.6% over the past 5 years.

Phamerica recently reported its first quarter 2012 results. Net income for the first quarter of 2012 was $5.6 million, or $0.19 per diluted common share, compared with $3.3 million, or$0.11 per diluted common share, for the same period in 2011. Adjusted earnings per diluted common share were $0.30 in 2012 compared with $0.20 per diluted common share in 2011, an increase of 50%.

HOTCHKIS & WILEY owns 768,800 shares as of 03/31/2012, which accounts for 0.057% of the $16.79 billion portfolio of Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC. Jean-Marie Eveillard sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 03/31/2012.

EVP and CFO Michael J Culotta bought 15,000 shares of PMC stock on 06/14/2012 at the average price of 9.51. Michael J Culotta owns at least 158,208 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 12.62% since.

Arbor Rlty Trst ( ABR ): COB, CEO and President, 10% Owner Ivan Kaufman Bought 55,000 Shares

COB, CEO and President, 10% Owner of Arbor Rlty Trst ( ABR ) Ivan Kaufman bought 55,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $5.13. Arbor Realty Trust is a specialized real estate finance company investing in real estate-related bridge and mezzanine loans, preferred equity, mortgage-related securities and other real estate-related assets. Arbor Rlty Trst has a market cap of $140.1 million; its shares were traded at around $5.13 with and P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of Arbor Rlty Trst stocks is 5.9%.

Arbor Realty Trust recently reported net income attributable to Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. for the quarter of $4.2 million, or $0.17 per diluted common share, compared to net income attributable to Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted common share.

Director William C Green bought 5,000 shares of ABR stock on 06/19/2012 at the average price of 5.09. William C Green owns at least 20,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.79% since. Other insiders have also increased their positions in hte company.

Aar Corp ( AIR ): Chairman & CEO David P Storch Bought 20,000 Shares

Chairman & CEO of Aar Corp ( AIR ) David P Storch bought 20,000 shares on 06/19/2012 at an average price of $12.04. AAR Corp. is a worldwide leader in supplying aftermarket products and services to the global aerospace/aviation industry. Aar Corp has a market cap of $416.6 million; its shares were traded at around $12.04 with a P/E ratio of 5.7 and P/S ratio of 0.2. The dividend yield of Aar Corp stocks is 2.9%. Aar Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 13.4% over the past 5 years.

AAR Corp. recently reported preliminary unaudited fourth quarter results for the period ending ending May 31, 2012, as well as its outlook for fiscal year 2013. Consolidated sales for the fourth quarter ended May 31, 2012 are expected to be between $560 million to $565 million.

Mario Gabelli owns 75,000 shares as of 03/31/2012, which accounts for 0.0098% of the $13.95 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. Arnold Schneider owns 180,034 shares as of 03/31/2012, which accounts for 0.27% of the $1.23 billion portfolio of Schneider Capital Management.

President & COO Timothy J Romenesko bought 5,000 shares of AIR stock on 06/19/2012 at the average price of 10.47. Timothy J Romenesko owns at least 269,500 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 15% since.

School Specialty ( SCHS ): President / CEO Michael P. Lavelle Bought 67,100 Shares

President / CEO of School Specialty ( SCHS ) Michael P. Lavelle bought 67,100 shares on 06/15/2012 at an average price of $2.92. School Specialty, Inc. is one of the largest marketers of non- textbook educational supplies and furniture to schools for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. School Specialty has a market cap of $54.5 million; its shares were traded at around $2.92 with and P/S ratio of 0.1.

Chris Davis owns 594,117 shares as of 03/31/2012, which accounts for 0.0044% of the $0 million portfolio of Davis Selected Advisers.

Director Edward C Emma bought 5,000 shares of SCHS stock on 06/15/2012 at the average price of 2.89. Edward C Emma owns at least 19,850 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.04% 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: ABR , AIR , PMC , SCHS , UTHR

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