Weekly Top Insider Buys: WMB, ADM, VNO, FITB, BSX

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data , these are the largest insider buys during the past week: Williams Companies Inc. ( WMB ), Archer Daniels Midland Company ( ADM ), Vornado Realty Trust ( VNO ), Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB ) and Boston Scientific Corp. ( BSX ).

The overall trend of insiders is illustrated in the chart below:



Williams Companies Inc. ( WMB ): Director Murray D. Smith Bought 3,500 Shares

Director of Williams Companies Inc., Murray D. Smith, bought 3,500 shares on 8/10/2012 at an average price of $31.87. Williams Companies moves, manages and markets a variety of energy products, including natural gas, liquid hydrocarbons, petroleum and electricity. Williams Companies Inc. has a market cap of $19.93 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.87 with a P/E ratio of 23.25 and P/S ratio of 2.51. The dividend yield of Williams Companies Inc. stocks is 3.77%. Williams Companies Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 0.3% over the past 10 years.

On August 1, Williams announced second?quarter 2012 unaudited net income attributable to Williams of $132 million, or $0.21 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $227 million, or $0.38 per share on a diluted basis for second?quarter 2011. For the first half of 2012, Williams reported net income of $555 million, or $0.90 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $548 million, or $0.92 per share, for the same time period in 2011.

Last week, Director Murray D. Smith bought 3,500 shares of WMB. Director John A. Hagg bought 10,000 shares in May. Director Murray D. Smith and Senior Vice President Corporate Strategic Development James E. Scheel sold shares in May; Senior Vice President and CFO Donald R. Chappel sold 10,000 shares in April.

Archer Daniels Midland Company ( ADM ): Senior Vice President Michael D. Ambrose Bought 4,000 Shares

Senior Vice President of Archer Daniels Midland Company, Michael D. Ambrose bought 4,000 shares on 8/07/2012 at an average price of $25.94. Archer Daniels Midland Company is a world leader in agricultural processing and fermentation technology. Archer Daniels Midland Company has a market cap of $17.08 billion; its shares were traded at around $25.94 with a P/E ratio of 11.53 and P/S ratio of 0.19. The dividend yield of Archer Daniels Midland Company stocks is 2.7%. Archer Daniels Midland Company had an annual average earnings growth of 12.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Archer Daniels Midland Company the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On July 31, Archer Daniels Midland Company reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. The company reported net earnings for the quarter of $284 million, or $0.43 per share, down from $0.58 per share in the same period one year earlier. Adjusted earnings per share were $0.38. Segment operating profit was $544 million.

Last week, Senior Vice President Michael D. Ambrose, Senior Vice President Ray G. Young, and Executive Vice President and COO Juan R. Luciano bought shares of ADM stock. Vice President Michael Lusk and Vice President Randall R. Kampfe sold shares in May.

Vornado Realty Trust ( VNO ): Director Daniel R. Tisch Bought 5,000 Shares

Director of Vornado Realty Trust ( VNO ) Daniel R. Tisch bought 5,000 shares on 8/10/2012 at an average price of $79.93. Vornado Realty Trust is a fully-integrated real estate investment trust. Vornado Realty Trust has a market cap of $14.83 billion; its shares were traded at around $79.93 with a P/E ratio of 15.82 and P/S ratio of 5.09. The dividend yield of Vornado Realty Trust stocks is 3.45%. Vornado Realty Trust had an annual average earnings growth of 2.6% over the past 10 years.

On August 6, Vornado Realty Trust reported results for the the quarter ended June 30, 2012 today. Net income attributable to common shareholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 was $20.5 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to $91.9 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Funds from operations attributable to common shareholders plus assumed conversions for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 was $166.7 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, compared to $243.4 million, or $1.27 per diluted share, for the prior year's quarter.

Last week, Director Daniel R. Tisch bought 5,000 shares of VNO stock. In May, President VNO/Smith Division Mitchell N. Schear and Director Russell B. Wight Jr. sold shares. CFO and Executive Vice President Finance and Administration Joseph Macnow sold 28,066 shares in March.
Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB ): Director John J. Schiff Jr. Bought 10,000 Shares

Director of Fifth Third Bancorp John J. Schiff Jr. bought 10,000 shares on 8/07/2012 at an average price of $14.29. Fifth Third Bancorp is a registered financial holding company and a multi-bank holding company. Fifth Third Bancorp has a market cap of $13.15 billion; its shares were traded at around $14.29 with a P/E ratio of 9.28 and P/S ratio of 1.97. The dividend yield of Fifth Third Bancorp stocks is 2.24%.

On July 19, Fifth Third Bancorp reported second quarter 2012 net income of $385 million, compared with net income of $430 million in the first quarter of 2012 and net income of $337 million in the second quarter of 2011. After preferred dividends, second quarter 2012 net income available to common shareholders was $376 million or $0.40 per diluted share, compared with first quarter net income of $421 million or $0.45per diluted share, and net income of $328 million or $0.35 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2011.

Last week, Director John J. Schiff Jr. bought 10,000 shares of FITB stock. Director Michael B. Mccallister bought 5,000 shares in June. Director William M. Isaac bought 10,000 shares in May.

Boston Scientific Corporation ( BSX ): Director Ernest Mario Bought 42,000 Shares

Director of Boston Scientific Corporation, Ernest Mario, bought 42,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $5.53. Boston Scientific Corporation is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive medical devices. Boston Scientific Corporation has a market cap of $7.92 billion; its shares were traded at around $5.53 with a P/E ratio of 9.89 and P/S ratio of 1.04. Boston Scientific Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 0.9% over the past 10 years.

On July 26, Boston Scientific Corporation generated sales of $1.828 billion and adjusted earnings per share of $0.17 for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. The company reported a GAAP loss of $2.39 per share, lower than previous guidance due primarily to the impact of an estimated $3.405 billion ($3.427 billion pre-tax) goodwill impairment charge associated with the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) reporting unit.

Last week, Director Ernest Mario bought 32,000 shares of BSX stock. In July, President Michael F Mahoney and CEO William Kucheman bought shares.

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