GuruFocus Insider Data
, these are the largest insider buys during the past week. The
overall trend of insiders is illustrated in the chart below:
H&R Block Inc. (
): Director Paul J. Brown Bought 1,200 Shares
Director of H&R Block Inc. (
) Paul J. Brown bought 1,200 shares on 07/02/2012 at an average
price of $16.14. H&R Block Inc. is a diversified company
involved in tax return preparation,electronic filing of income
tax returns and other tax-related services. H&r Block, Inc.
has a market cap of $4.43 billion; its shares were traded at
around $16.14 with a P/E ratio of 13.13 and P/S ratio of 1.53.
The dividend yield of H&R Block Inc. stocks is 4.95%.
On June 26, 2012, company reported annual 2012 results ended on
April 30, 2012. Company reported GAAP net income from continuing
operations for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012 of $346.0
million, or $1.16 per share. These results include after-tax
charges of $30.8 million, or 10 cents per share, largely related
to a previously announced strategic realignment and litigation
expenses. Total revenues of $2.9 billion were down 1.7 percent
compared to the prior year.
Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc. (
): Director Myles W. Scoggins Bought 5,000 Shares
Director of Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc. (
) Myles W. Scoggins bought 5,000 shares on 06/29/2012 at an
average price of $21.7. Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. is
engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of oil
and natural gas properties in the Permian and Mid-Continent
regions of the U.S. Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc has a market
cap of $2.78 billion; its shares were traded at around $21.7 with
and P/S ratio of 5.45.
On June 6, 2012, company announced that it has revised its
production guidance and capital program for 2012. Total
production for 2012 is now expected in the range of 11.2 million
to 11.9 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), an approximate
35% increase from 2011 production and an increase from the
initial 2012 guidance which called for 25% annual production
Recently, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Kenneth E. Dornblaser
bought shares and Senior Vice President Exploration and Land
Patrick J. Curth
Genesco Inc. (
): Director Thurgood Marshall Jr. Bought 3,600 Shares
Director of Genesco Inc. (
) Thurgood Marshall Jr. bought 3,600 shares on 07/02/2012 at an
average price of $61.81. Genesco Inc., a Nashville-based
specialty retailer, sells footwear, headwear and accessories in
retail stores in the U.S. and Canada. Genesco Inc. has a market
cap of $1.51 billion; its shares were traded at around $61.81
with a P/E ratio of 14.11 and P/S ratio of 0.66. Genesco Inc. had
an annual average earnings growth of 7.2% over the past 10 years.
On May 23, company announced that its first-quarter profit rose
to $20.6 million, or 85 cents a share, from $14.8 million, or 63
cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted profit in the
latest period totaled 98 cents a share. Sales rose 25% to $600
million, reflecting the acquisition of Schuh.
Recently, Chairman, President and CEO
Robert J. Dennis
, Senior Vice President Jonathan D. Caplan, Director Marty G.
Dickens and Senior Vice President Jonathan D. Caplan sold shares
of GCO stock.
General American Investors Co. Inc. (
): President Jeffrey W. Priest Bought 1,100 Shares
President of General American Investors Co. Inc. (
) Jeffrey W. Priest bought 1,100 shares on 07/02/2012 at an
average price of $27.26. General American Investors is a
closed-end, diversified management investment company whose
investment objective is long-term capital appreciation through
investment in companies with above average growth potential.
General American Investors Co. Inc. has a market cap of $795.42
million; its shares were traded at around $27.26 .
On June 11, 2012, company announced that its Board of Directors
authorized the repurchase of an additional 1,000,000 outstanding
shares of common stock when the shares are trading at a discount
from the underlying net asset value of at least 8%. This
continues a repurchase program which began in March 1995. During
the past 17� years, the Company has repurchased 17.9
million shares of common stock for $494 million at an average
discount of 12.2%.
President Jeffrey W. Priest as been buying shares consistently
since June of 2012.
Sonic Corporation (
): President of subsidiary Omar Janjua Bought 5,000
President of subsidiary of Sonic Corporation (
) Omar Janjua bought 5,000 shares on 07/03/2012 at an average
price of $10.34. Sonic Corp. operates and franchises one of the
largest chain of drive-in restaurants in the U.S. Sonic
Corporation has a market cap of $626.5 million; its shares were
traded at around $10.34 with a P/E ratio of 18.46 and P/S ratio
of 1.15. Sonic Corporation had an annual average earnings growth
of 10.6% over the past 10 years.
On June 21, SONC reported third quarter fiscal 2012 adjusted
earnings of 24 cents per share,. On a GAAP basis, quarterly
earnings were 24 cents per share, compared with a loss of 8 cents
in the year-earlier quarter. Total revenue in the reported
quarter dipped 1.8% year over year to $149.4 million.
Recently, CEO J. Clifford Hudson and Executive Vice President and
CFO Stephen C. Vaughan sold 58,027 shares of SONC stock; however,
President of subsidiary Omar Janjua has been buying shares.
MannKind Corporation (
): Corporate Vice President and CFO Matthew J. Pfeffer Bought
Corporate Vice President and CFO of MannKind Corporation (
) Matthew J. Pfeffer bought 1,054 shares on 06/30/2012 at an
average price of $2.74. MannKind Corporation is a
biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development
and commercialization of therapeutic products for diseases such
as diabetes, cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
MannKind Corporation has a market cap of $461.51 million.
On June 27, 2012, company announced that it amended the $350.0
million Amended and Restated Promissory Note, as amended , made
by the company in favor of The Mann Group LLC ("The Mann Group"),
an entity controlled by it chief executive officer and principal
stockholder, Alfred E. Mann. Pursuant to the amendment, accrued
and unpaid interest that becomes due and payable under the Note
may be paid-in-kind and capitalized into new principal
indebtedness under the Note upon agreement of the parties. In
addition, the company and The Mann Group agreed that the
Cancelled Principal Amount would be permanently retired and not
available for re-borrowing under the Note. The amendment also
extends the date through which we can borrow under the Note to
Dec. 31, 2012.
Recently,10% Owner Alfred E. Mann, Corporate Vice President
Juergen Martens, President and COO Hakan Edstrom and Corporate
Vice President Juergen Martens all have bought shares of the
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