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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:



Helmerich & Payne Inc. ( HP ): Director Donald F. Robillard Jr . Bought 2,000 Shares

Director of Helmerich & Payne Inc. ( HP ) Donald F. Robillard Jr. bought 2,000 shares on 03/19/2013 at an average price of $60.57.

Helmerich & Payne Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on February 3, 1940, and is successor to a business originally organized in 1920. Helmerich & Payne Inc. has a market cap of $6.44 billion; its shares were traded at around $60.57 with a P/E ratio of 11.1111 and P/S ratio of 2.0048. The dividend yield of Helmerich & Payne Inc. stocks is 0.59%. Helmerich & Payne Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 26.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Helmerich & Payne Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star .

On Jan. 31, 2013, Helmerich & Payne Inc. reported record income from continuing operations of $159,611,000 ($1.48 per diluted share) from operating revenues of $844,572,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to income from continuing operations of $144,297,000 ($1.32 per diluted share) from operating revenues of $732,588,000 during the first fiscal quarter of 2012, and income from continuing operations of$149,606,000 ($1.39 per diluted share) from operating revenues of $829,447,000 during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012. Included in income from continuing operations for the first fiscal quarters of 2013 and 2012, and for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012, is income (after-tax) related to the sale of used drilling assets and investment securities of $0.08, $0.03 and $0.03 per diluted share, respectively. Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was also reported at a record level of $159,603,000 ($1.48 per diluted share), compared to net income of $144,286,000 ($1.32 per diluted share) during the first fiscal quarter of 2012, and net income of $157,115,000 ($1.46 per diluted share) during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012.

Executive Vice President and General Counsel Steven R. Mackey sold 31,833 shares of HP stock on 12/13/2012 at the average price of $0.38. Steven R. Mackey owns at least 33,528 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 11.38% since.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Inc. ( ULTA ): Director Charles J. Philippin Bought 10,000 Shares

Director of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Inc. ( ULTA ) Charles J. Philippin bought 10,000 shares on 03/20/2013 at an average price of $77.52.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. was incorporated in the state of Delaware on January 9, 1990, to operate retail stores selling cosmetics, fragrance, haircare and skincare products, and related accessories and services. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc. has a market cap of $4.94 billion; its shares were traded at around $77.52 with a P/E ratio of 32.2 and P/S ratio of 2.4. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 36.9% over the past five years.

On March 14, 2013, Ulta Beauty announced financial results for the fourteen week period ("Fourth Quarter") and fifty-three week period ("Fiscal Year") ended Feb. 2, 2013, which compares to the thirteen and fifty-two week periods ended Jan. 28, 2012. Net sales, including the benefit of the 14th week in the quarter, increased 30.3% to $758.8 million from $582.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Comparable store sales (sales for stores open at least 14 months) increased 8.0% compared to an increase of 11.5% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Robert S. Guttman sold 20,828 shares of ULTA stock on 09/27/2012 at the average price of $97.36. Robert S. Guttman owns at least 11,693 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 20.38% since.

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