Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: EMC, DVOX, NANX, CPRX, CCRN

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



EMC Corp. ( EMC ): CFO Edward H. Dickinson Bought 30,000 Shares

CFO of EMC Corp. ( EMC ) Edward H. Dickinson bought 30,000 shares on 05/29/2012 at an average price of $0.08. EMC Corp. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture, market and support a wide range of hardware and software products and provide services for the storage, management, protection and sharing of electronic information. EMC Corp. has a market cap of $48.02 billion; its shares were traded at around $23.17 with a P/E ratio of 17.43 and P/S ratio of 2.4. EMC Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 29.3% over the past 10 years.

EMC Corp. reported strong financial results for the first quarter of 2012. First-quarter consolidated revenue was $5.1 billion, an increase of 11% compared with the year-ago quarter. First-quarter GAAP net income attributable to EMC increased 23% year over year to $587 million.

Chairman, President and CEO Joseph M. Tucci , Executive Vice President and CFO David I. Goulden , and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jeremy Burton sold shares of EMC stock.

CFO Edward H. Dickinson bought shares of EMC stock.

DynaVox Inc.-A ( DVOX ): CFO Kenneth D. Misch Bought 20,000 Shares

CFO of DynaVox Inc.-A ( DVOX ) Kenneth D. Misch bought 20,000 shares on 05/30/2012 at an average price of $1.43. DynaVox Inc. is engaged in developing and marketing software, devices and content to assist people in overcoming their speech, language or learning disabilities. DynaVox Inc.-A has a market cap of $13.04 million; its shares were traded at around $1.24 with a P/E ratio of 4.77 and P/S ratio of 0.12.

DynaVox announced results for the third quarter ended March 30, 2012. For the third quarter ended March 30, 2012, net sales decreased 16% to $24.0 million, compared to net sales of $28.7 million for the third quarter ended April 1, 2011. Third quarter GAAP net loss was $14.1 million, or $1.33 per share, compared to GAAP net income of $0.7 million, or $0.07 per share, for the same quarter a year ago.

CFO Kenneth D. Misch bought shares of DVOX stock.

Nanophase Tech ( NANX ): CFO Frank Cesario Bought 17,410 Shares

CFO of Nanophase Tech ( NANX ) Frank Cesario bought 17,410 shares on 05/29/2012 at an average price of $0.41. Nanophase Technologies Corporation practices Nanotechnology, which involves creating nanostructured materials by controlling matter at the nanometer-size scale - at the level of atoms and molecules. Nanophase Tech has a market cap of $10.18 million; its shares were traded at around $0.48 with and P/S ratio of 1.05.

Nanophase Technologies Corporation reported financial results for the first quarter, ended March 31, 2012. Revenue for the quarter was $2.4 million, down slightly when compared to $2.8 million in the first quarter of 2011. The net loss for the quarter was $0.8 million, or a loss of $0.04 per share, compared to a net loss of $0.6 million, or $0.03 per share, for the comparable 2011 quarter.

President, CEO Jess Jankowski, CFO Frank Cesario, and 10% Owner Bradford T. Whitmore bought shares of NANX stock.

Catalyst Pharma ( CPRX ): Vice President, Treasurer and CFO Alicia Grande Bought 17,300 Shares

Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Catalyst Pharma ( CPRX ) Alicia Grande bought 17,300 shares on 05/30/2012 at an average price of $0.57. Catalyst Pharma is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of prescription drugs for the treatment of addiction and obsessive compulsive disorders. Catalyst Pharma has a market cap of $14.07 million; its shares were traded at around $0.57 with and P/S ratio of 28.78.

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc. announced its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2012. The company reported a net loss of $1,089,186, or $0.04 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1,517,136, or $0.08 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2011.

President and CEO, 10% Owner Patrick J. McEnany, Vice President, Treasurer and CFO Alicia Grande, and Director Charles B. O'keeffe bought shares of CPRX stock.

Cross Country ( CCRN ): CFO Emil Hensel Bought 12,000 Shares

CFO of Cross Country ( CCRN ) Emil Hensel bought 12,000 shares on 05/25/2012 at an average price of $3.97. Cross Country Inc. is a provider of healthcare staffing services. Cross Country has a market cap of $133.81 million; its shares were traded at around $4.35 with a P/E ratio of 33.46 and P/S ratio of 0.27.-

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. reported revenue of $126.7 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, a 4% increase from revenue of $122.0 million in the prior year quarter and a 2% increase sequentially from the fourth quarter of 2011.

President and CEO Joseph Boshart, CFO Emil Hensel, and Director W Larry Cash bought shares of CCRN stock.

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This article appears in: Investing

Referenced Stocks: CCRN , CPRX , DVOX , EMC , NANX

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