Weekly Top Insider Buys

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

Procter & Gamble Co ( PG ) : Director Ewan Stewart Downie Bought 25,000 Shares

Director of Procter & Gamble Co ( PG ) Ewan Stewart Downie bought 25,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $77.18.

Procter & Gamble Co was incorporated in Ohio in 1905, having been built from a business founded in 1837. Procter & Gamble Co has a market cap of $210.83 billion; its shares were traded at around $77.18 with a P/E ratio of 19.802 and P/S ratio of 2.7152. The dividend yield of Procter & Gamble Co stocks is 2.91%. Procter & Gamble Co had an annual average earnings growth of 5.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Procter & Gamble Co the business predictability rank of 1-star .

On Jan. 25, 2013 TheProcter & Gamble Company announced increased core earnings per share by 12% to$1.22 for the October - December quarter. Diluted net earnings per share were$1.39, an increase of 144%. Non-core items include restructuring charges of$0.05 per share and a$0.21 per share holding gain resulting from P&G's purchase of the balance of P&G's Baby Care and Feminine Care joint venture inIberia, which was completed onOctober 22, 2012. Organic sales grew 3%. Net sales were$22.2 billion, an increase of 2% versus the prior year period including a negative 1% impact from foreign exchange. The company delivered broad-based organic sales growth, with all business segments increasing organic sales by 2% or more versus the prior year.

Director Ebe Scherkus, bought 20,000 shares of PG stock on February 21, 2013 at the average price of $2.98. Ebe Scherkus, owns at least 190,000 shares after this.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold ( FCX) : Advisory Director J. Bennett Johnston Bought 16,000 Shares

Advisory Director of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold ( FCX ) J. Bennett Johnston bought 16,000 shares on March 1, 2013 at an average price of $33.28.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold was incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware on November 10, 1987. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold has a market cap of $31.6 billion; its shares were traded at around $33.28 with a P/E ratio of 10.4275 and P/S ratio of 1.7627. The dividend yield of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold stocks is 3.76%.

On January 22, 2013 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. ( FCX ) reported fourth-quarter 2012 net income attributable to common stock of $743 million, $0.78 per share, compared with $640 million, $0.67 per share, for fourth-quarter 2011. Fourth-quarter 2012 net income included a net credit of $40 million ($0.04 per share) associated with adjustments to environmental obligations and related litigation reserves and a gain for insurance recoveries, partly offset by charges for labor agreement costs at Candelaria and for costs associated with the PXP and MMR transactions. Fourth-quarter 2011 net income included a net charge of $73 million ($0.08 per share) associated with adjustments to environmental obligations and related litigation reserves and bonuses for new labor agreements and other employee costs at PT Freeport Indonesia, Cerro Verde and El Abra. For the year 2012, FCX reported net income attributable to common stock of $3.0 billion, $3.19 per share, compared with $4.6 billion, $4.78 per share, for the year 2011.

After his March 1, 2013 purchase of 16,000 shares of FCX stock, J Bennett Johnston owns at least 157,096 shares. The price of the stock has increased by 5.72% since.

For the complete list of stocks bought by their company executives, go to: Insider Buys.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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This article appears in: Investing
Referenced Stocks: FCX , PG

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