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Weekly Top Insider Buys: KO, AXP, KMB, HOG, JEF

November 03, 2010 | About:
Saj Karsan

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest insider buys during the past week.

The CocaCola Company (KO): Director Barry Diller Bought 120,000 Shares

Director of The CocaCola Company (KO) Barry Diller bought 120,000 shares on 11/01/2010 at an average price of $61.86.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company and is the producer and marketer of soft drinks. The Cocacola Company has a market cap of $144.27 billion; its shares were traded at around $61.86 with a P/E ratio of 18.1 and P/S ratio of 4.6. The dividend yield of The Cocacola Company stocks is 2.8%. The Cocacola Company had an annual average earning growth of 8.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated The Cocacola Company the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

The CocaCola Company is owned by many Gurus: Chris Davis owns 19,479,674 shares as of 06/30/2010, an increase of 43.41% from the previous quarter. Donald Yacktman owns 6,694,413 shares as of 06/30/2010, an increase of 34.07% from the previous quarter. Tom Gayner owns 65,200 shares as of 06/30/2010, which accounts for 0.22% of the $1.47 billion portfolio of Markel Gayner Asset Management Corp. Warren Buffett owns 200,000,000 shares as of 06/30/2010, which accounts for 21.58% of the $46.44 billion portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway. Many other Investment Gurus also own this stock.

However, European Union Group Dominique Reiniche sold 226,500 shares of KO stock on 10/27/2010 at the average price of 60.44. Dominique Reiniche owns at least 100,170 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.35% since. Senior Vice President Harry L Anderson sold 119,942 shares of KO stock on 10/25/2010 at the average price of 61.5. Harry L Anderson owns at least 41,212 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.59% since.

American Express Company (AXP): Director Theodore Leonsis Bought 20,000 Shares

Director of American Express Company (AXP) Theodore Leonsis bought 20,000 shares on 10/25/2010 at an average price of $42.39.

American Express Company is primarily engaged in the business of providing travel related services, financial advisory services and international banking services throughout the world. American Express Company has a market cap of $50.65 billion; its shares were traded at around $42.39 with a P/E ratio of 13.8 and P/S ratio of 1.9. The dividend yield of American Express Company stocks is 1.8%.

American Express Company is owned by many Gurus. Andreas Halvorsen bought 2,288,100 shares in the quarter that ended on 06/30/2010, which is 1.06% of the $8.58 billion portfolio of Viking Global Investors LP. James Barrow owns 27,426,528 shares as of 06/30/2010, which accounts for 2.75% of the $39.62 billion portfolio of Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss. Warren Buffett owns 151,610,700 shares as of 06/30/2010, which accounts for 12.96% of the $46.44 billion portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway. Tom Gayner owns 398,173 shares as of 06/30/2010, which accounts for 1.08% of the $1.47 billion portfolio of Markel Gayner Asset Management Corp. Ruane Cunniff owns 1,519,796 shares as of 06/30/2010, which accounts for 0.74% of the $8.12 billion portfolio of Ruane & Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc.

KimberlyClark Corp. (KMB): SVP & Chief HR Officer Lizanne C Gottung Bought 3,627 Shares

SVP & Chief HR Officer of KimberlyClark Corp. (KMB) Lizanne C Gottung bought 3,627 shares on 10/28/2010 at an average price of $62.95. Kimberly-Clark Corporation is one of the consumer products companies.

Kimberlyclark Corp. has a market cap of $25.8 billion; its shares were traded at around $62.95 with a P/E ratio of 12.8 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of Kimberlyclark Corp. stocks is 4.1%. Kimberlyclark Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 3.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Kimberlyclark Corp. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

KimberlyClark Corp. is owned by 8 Gurus. John Hussman bought 1,366,000 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2010, which is 1.23% of the $7.2 billion portfolio of Hussman Economtrics Advisors, Inc..

Brian Rogers owns 2,914,000 shares as of 09/30/2010, which accounts for 1.11% of the $17.08 billion portfolio of T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund. NWQ Managers owns 6,223,322 shares as of 06/30/2010, which accounts for 2.38% of the $15.72 billion portfolio of NWQ Investment Management Co.

Buy: Director Robert W Decherd bought 1,000 shares of KMB stock on 08/31/2010 at the average price of 64. Robert W Decherd owns at least 32,250 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.64% since.

HarleyDavidson Inc. (HOG): Director George L Jr Miles Bought 1,800 Shares

Director of HarleyDavidson Inc. (HOG) George L Jr Miles bought 1,800 shares on 10/26/2010 at an average price of $31.4. Harley-Davidson is an American motorcycle manufacturer.

Harleydavidson Inc. has a market cap of $7.36 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.4 with a P/E ratio of 31.3 and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of Harleydavidson Inc. stocks is 1.3%. Harleydavidson Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 3.5% over the past 10 years.

HarleyDavidson Inc. is owned by several Gurus. Brian Rogers owns 3,192,100 shares as of 09/30/2010, which accounts for 0.53% of the $17.08 billion portfolio of T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund. Chris Davis owns 25,348,817 shares as of 06/30/2010, which accounts for 1.05% of the $53.88 billion portfolio of Davis Selected Advisers. Bill Nygren owns 2,012,000 shares as of 06/30/2010, which accounts for 1.49% of the $3.01 billion portfolio of Oak Mark Fund.

Jefferies Group Inc. (JEF): Director Ian M. Cumming Bought 75,000 Shares

Director of Jefferies Group Inc. (JEF) Ian M. Cumming bought 75,000 shares on 11/01/2010 at an average price of $24.09.

Jefferies Group, Inc. is a holding company whose affiliated companies, including its principal operating subsidiary, Jefferies & Company, Inc. Jefferies Group Inc. has a market cap of $4.1 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.09 with a P/E ratio of 15.5 and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of Jefferies Group Inc. stocks is 1.3%.

Jefferies Group Inc. is owned by 4 Gurus. Ian Cumming owns 48,585,385 shares as of 06/30/2010, which accounts for 61.46% of the $1.67 billion portfolio of Leucadia National. Tweedy Browne owns 73,235 shares as of 06/30/2010, which accounts for 0.06% of the $2.42 billion portfolio of Tweedy Browne CO LLC. John Keeley owns 980,310 shares as of 06/30/2010, which accounts for 0.37% of the $5.56 billion portfolio of Keeley Fund Management. Ron Baron owns 2,244,264 shares as of 06/30/2010, which accounts for 0.34% of the $14.08 billion portfolio of Baron Funds.

For the complete list of stocks that bought by their company executives, go to: Insider Buys.

About the author:

gururk
Saj Karsan founded an investment and research firm that is based on the principles of value investing. He has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and an undergraduate engineering degree from McGill University.

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