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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: BFS, PHII, MOSY, TOWR, RURL

December 12, 2010 | About:
Last week’s top five stocks that were bought by their CEOs were Saul Centers Inc, PHI Inc, MoSys Inc, TOWER INTERNATIONAL INC, and Rural/Metro Corp. According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week.

Saul Centers Inc. (BFS): CEO, 10% Owner B Francis Saul Ii Bought 100,573 Shares

CEO, 10% Owner of Saul Centers Inc. (BFS) B Francis Saul Ii bought 100,573 shares during the past week at an average price of $44.29. SAUL CENTERS, INC. is a real estate investment trust which is engaged in the management and development of the shopping center business of the Saul Organization. Saul Centers Inc. has a market cap of $818.3 million; its shares were traded at around $44.29 with and P/S ratio of 5.2. The dividend yield of Saul Centers Inc. stocks is 3.2%. Saul Centers Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 0.7% over the past 10 years.

Sell: Sr. Vice President-CFO Scott V Schneider sold 5,000 shares of BFS stock on 09/14/2010 at the average price of 44.05. Scott V Schneider owns at least 10,152 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.54% since.

PHI Inc. (PHII): CEO, 10% Owner Alton Anthony Gonsoulin Jr Bought 200,000 Shares

CEO, 10% Owner of PHI Inc. (PHII) Alton Anthony Gonsoulin Jr bought 200,000 shares on 12/07/2010 at an average price of $19.1. Petroleum Helicopters, Inc.'s primary business has been to transport personnel and, to a lesser extent, parts and equipment, to, from, and among offshore platforms for customers engaged in the oil and gas exploration, development, and production industry. Phi Inc. has a market cap of $292.4 million; its shares were traded at around $19.1 with a P/E ratio of 19.3 and P/S ratio of 0.5.

PHI recently reported its third quarter results. Net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 was $2.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $7.0 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2009, or $0.45 per diluted share.

Irving Kahn owns 34,730 shares as of 09/30/2010, which accounts for 0.11% of the $507 million portfolio of Kahn Brothers & Company Inc..

MoSys Inc. (MOSY): CEO and President Leonard Charles Perham Bought 275,000 Shares

CEO and President of MoSys Inc. (MOSY) Leonard Charles Perham bought 275,000 shares on 12/10/2010 at an average price of $4.79. MoSys, Inc. develops, licenses and markets innovative memory technologies for semiconductors. Mosys Inc. has a market cap of $153.8 million; its shares were traded at around $4.79 with and P/S ratio of 13.5. Mosys Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 18% over the past 5 years.

MOSY recently reported total revenue of $3.8 million for the third quarter of 2010, an increase of 12 percent over the third quarter of 2009; Ended quarter with total cash and investments of $22.3 million; Taped out the first Bandwidth Engine(TM) integrated circuit (IC) (BE-1) in mid-July and received packaged BE-1 units; Made solid progress on characterizing, testing and preparing BE-1 for sampling late fourth quarter 2010; and Announced the GigaChip(TM) Alliance, an ecosystem of semiconductor device suppliers supporting the GigaChip Interface.

Mario Gabelli owns 125,500 shares as of 09/30/2010, an increase of 527.5% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for less than 0.01% of the $23.32 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors.

Buy: Director Carl E Berg bought 230,000 shares of MOSY stock on 12/10/2010 at the average price of 4.38. Carl E Berg owns at least 169,998 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 9.36% since.

TOWER INTERNATIONAL INC. (TOWR): President & CEO Mark Malcolm Bought 30,000 Shares

President & CEO of TOWER INTERNATIONAL INC. (TOWR) Mark Malcolm bought 30,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $16.45. TA Delaware, Inc. is engaged in the manufacture of engineered structural metal components and assemblies primarily serving automotive original equipment manufacturers. Tower International Inc. has a market cap of $314.2 million; its shares were traded at around $16.45 .

TOWR recently reported its third quarter results. The company announced adjusted EBITDA of $39.1 million for the quarter compared with $45.9 million in the third quarter of 2009. This decline was consistent with the guidance provided in the company's S-1 filing prior to the investor roadshow. Third quarter 2009 results were unusually strong because of non-recurring benefits totaling about $9 million related to recoveries for customer-funded tooling, worker's compensation, and below-normal bonus expense.

Buy: SVP, Global Human Resources William Cook bought 4,000 shares of TOWR stock on 12/07/2010 at the average price of 16.41. William Cook owns at least 4,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.24% since.

Rural/Metro Corp. (RURL): President and CEO Michael P Dimino Bought 17,986 Shares

President and CEO of Rural/Metro Corp. (RURL) Michael P Dimino bought 17,986 shares during the past week at an average price of $12.81. Rural/Metro Corp. is a provider of health and safety services, which include ``911`` emergency ambulance and general medical transport services, fire protection services, and other safety and health care related services, to municipal, residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Rural/metro Corp. has a market cap of $324.4 million; its shares were traded at around $12.81 with a P/E ratio of 20.7 and P/S ratio of 0.6. Rural/metro Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 3.1% over the past 5 years.

RURL recently reported its third quarter results. Quarterly net revenue increased 7.5% over the prior year to $133.1 million; year-to-date net revenue increased 8.8% over the prior year to $396.9 million. "We are pleased to announce solid growth in the third fiscal quarter, supported by reduced uncompensated care, rate increases, growth in transport volume and strong cash flows," said Conrad A. Conrad, interim President and Chief Executive Officer. "Following strong year-to-date performance, we have raised our fiscal 2010 guidance for Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations to a range of $67.0 million to $69.0 million from the previous range of $63.0 million to $65.0 million."

Sell: Vice President & Treasurer Kevin Moore sold 7,500 shares of RURL stock on 12/07/2010 at the average price of 12.07. Kevin Moore owns at least 4,873 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 6.13% since.

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