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Weekly Top Insider Buys

By: GuruFocus
Posted: 3/18/2013 10:44:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: SPG;XOM

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:



Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM ): Vice President and Controller Patrick T. Mulva Bought 11,000 Shares

Vice President and Controller of Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM ) Patrick T. Mulva bought 11,000 shares on 03/13/2013 at an average price of $89.37.

Exxon Mobil Corporation, formerly known as Exxon Corporation, was incorporated in the State of New Jersey in 1882. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $400.42 billion; its shares were traded at around $89.37 with a P/E ratio of 9.2166 and P/S ratio of 0.8576. The dividend yield of Exxon Mobil Corporation stocks is 2.55%. Exxon Mobil Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 4.7% over the past 10 years.

On Feb. 1, 2013 Exxon Mobil reported first quarter results. Earnings from U.S. Upstream operations were $1.604 billion, $420 million higher than the fourth quarter of 2011. Non-U.S. Upstream earnings were $6,158 million, down $1.487 billion from the prior year. Downstream earnings were $1.768 billion, up $1.343 billion from the fourth quarter of 2011. Stronger refining-driven margins increased earnings by $1.2 billion, while volume and mix effects contributed an additional $80 million. All other items increased earnings by about $80 million. Petroleum product sales of 6,108 kbd were 385 kbd lower than last year's fourth quarter due mainly to the Japan restructuring and divestments. Earnings from the U.S. Downstream were $697 million, up $667 million from the fourth quarter of 2011. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings of $1.071 billion were $676 million higher than last year.

Vice President and Secretary David S. Rosenthal sold 5,186 shares of XOM stock on 12/11/2012 at the average price of $89.1. David S. Rosenthal owns at least 154,806 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.3% since.

Simon Property Group Inc. ( SPG ): Director Larry C. Glasscock Bought 1,500 Shares

Director of Simon Property Group Inc. ( SPG ) Larry C. Glasscock bought 1,500 shares on 03/12/2013 at an average price of $159.6.

Simon Property Group Inc. is a Delaware corporation that operates as a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. Simon Property Group Inc. has a market cap of $50.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $159.6 with a P/E ratio of 33.7838 and P/S ratio of 9.9108. The dividend yield of Simon Property Group Inc. stocks is 2.69%. Simon Property Group Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 3.7% over the past 10 years.

Feb. 4, 2013 Simon Property Group Inc. reported results for the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2012. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the quarter was $315.4 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, as compared to $362.9 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, in the prior year period. 2011 results included a net gain from acquisition and disposition activities of $0.35 per share. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the year was $1.431 billion, or $4.72 per diluted share, as compared to $1.021 billion, or $3.48 per diluted share, in 2011.

Member of 13d Group Simon & Associates Inc. Melvin sold 3,000,000 shares of SPG stock on 12/12/2012 at the average price of $149.75. Simon & Associates Inc. Melvin owns at least 889,747 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 6.58% since.

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