Weekly Top Insider Buys
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, these are the largest insider buys during the past week. The
overall trend of insiders is illustrated in the chart below:
American Electric Power Co. Inc. ( AEP ): Director Oliver G. Richard III Bought 2,195 Shares
Director of American Electric Power Co. Inc. ( AEP ) Oliver G. Richard III bought 2,195 shares on 02/20/2013 at an average price of $46.1.
AEP was incorporated under the laws of the State of New York in 1906 and reorganized in 1925. American Electric Power Co. Inc. has a market cap of $22.41 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.1 with a P/E ratio of 14.4718 and P/S ratio of 1.5142. The dividend yield of American Electric Power Co. Inc. stocks is 4.07%. American Electric Power Co. Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 0.8% over the past 10 years.
On Feb. 15, 2013, American Electric Power reported fourth-quarter 2012 earnings, prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), of $21 million or $0.05 per share, compared with $308 million or $0.64 per share in 2011. Operating earnings (excluding special items) for fourth-quarter 2012 were $242 million or $0.50 per share, compared with fourth-quarter 2011 operating earnings of $194 million or $0.40 per share.
Executive Vice President Dennis E. Welch sold 10,000 shares of AEP stock on 11/02/2012 at the average price of $44.51. Dennis E. Welch owns at least 9,261 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.57% since.
CenturyLink Inc. ( CTL ): Senior Vice President Network Services Maxine L. Moreau Bought 1,500 Shares
Senior Vice President Network Services of CenturyLink Inc. ( CTL ) Maxine L. Moreau bought 1,500 shares on 02/19/2013 at an average price of $34.77.
CenturyLink Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the State of Louisiana in 1968. CenturyLink Inc. has a market cap of $21.62 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.77 with a P/E ratio of 32.8947 and P/S ratio of 1.166. The dividend yield of CenturyLink Inc. stocks is 8.37%. CenturyLink Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated CenturyLink Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star .
On Feb. 13, 2013, CenturyLink Inc. reported solid operating revenues, operating cash flow and free cash flow for fourth quarter and full-year 2012. For the full-year 2012, operating revenues increased to $18.4 billion from $15.4 billion for 2011. Operating cash flow, excluding special items, was $7.7 billion for 2012 compared to $6.5 billion in 2011. Net income, excluding special items, was $947 million in 2012 compared to $867 million in 2011. Full year 2012 earnings per share, excluding special items, was $1.52 compared to $1.62 for the prior year. The decrease in 2012 earnings per share compared to 2011 is due to a higher average share count in 2012. Full-year 2011 results include Qwest and Savvis operations from the April 1, 2011 and July 15, 2011 transaction closing dates, respectively.
Director Joseph Zimmel sold 10,938 shares of CTL stock on 11/12/2012 at the average price of $39.05. Joseph Zimmel owns at least 26,244 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 10.96% since.
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