Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: Human Genome Sciences Inc, Winmark Corp, Kaman Corp, Diamond Foods Inc.
Human Genome Sciences Inc. (HGSI): CEO Thomas Watkins Bought 60,000 Shares
CEO of Human Genome Sciences Inc. (HGSI) Thomas Watkins bought 60,000 shares on 01/05/2011 at an average price of $25.33. Human Genome Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company with a pipeline of novel compounds in clinical development, including drugs to treat such diseases as hepatitis C, lupus, anthrax disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and HIV/AIDS. Human Genome Sciences Inc. has a market cap of $4.78 billion; its shares were traded at around $25.33 with and P/S ratio of 17.3.
HGS reported revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 of $50.8 million, compared with revenues of $18.8 million for the same period in 2009. Revenues primarily included $36.1 million recognized from payments previously received under the ZALBIN™ agreement with Novartis, $7.3 million recognized from sales and deliveries of raxibacumab to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile, and $5.1 million from manufacturing and development services other than raxibacumab.
Andreas Halvorsen owns 1,042,121 shares as of 09/30/2010, a decrease of 46.97% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.34% of the $9.24 billion portfolio of Viking Global Investors LP.
Sell: Sr. VP, Operations Curran Simpson sold 22,903 shares of HGSI stock on 10/01/2010 at the average price of 29.79. Curran Simpson owns at least 25,281 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 14.97% since. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.
Winmark Corp. (WINA): Chairman & CEO, 10% Owner John L Morgan Bought 5,000 Shares
Chairman & CEO, 10% Owner of Winmark Corp. (WINA) John L Morgan bought 5,000 shares on 12/30/2010 at an average price of $33.16. Winmark Corporation is a franchise company that franchises seven retail concepts which buy, sell, trade and consign merchandise. Winmark Corp. has a market cap of $166.1 million; its shares were traded at around $33.16 with a P/E ratio of 20 and P/S ratio of 4.4. The dividend yield of Winmark Corp. stocks is 0.2%. Winmark Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 9.4% over the past 10 years.
WINA recently reported net income for the quarter ended September 25, 2010 of $2,690,000, or $.51 per share diluted, compared to net income of $1,779,500, or $.33 per share diluted, in 2009. For the nine months ended September 25, 2010, net income was $7,209,800, or $1.39 per share diluted, compared to net income of $4,388,500, or $.82 per share diluted, for the same period last year.
Buy: President of Franchising Steven Murphy bought 600 shares of WINA stock on 01/06/2011 at the average price of 33.5. Steven Murphy owns at least 27,802 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.01% since. There are mixed trades from other insiders.
Kaman Corp. (KAMN): Chm, Pres & CEO Neal J Keating Bought 2,500 Shares
Chm, Pres & CEO of Kaman Corp. (KAMN) Neal J Keating bought 2,500 shares on 01/07/2011 at an average price of $28.42. Kaman Corporation is in the following business segments: Aerospace, Industrial Distribution, and Music Distribution. Kaman Corp. has a market cap of $738.6 million; its shares were traded at around $28.42 with a P/E ratio of 25.6 and P/S ratio of 0.7. The dividend yield of Kaman Corp. stocks is 2%.
Mario Gabelli owns 3,679,025 shares as of 09/30/2010, which accounts for 0.41% of the $23.32 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. John Keeley owns 1,095,060 shares as of 09/30/2010, which accounts for 0.5% of the $5.72 billion portfolio of Keeley Fund Management.
Diamond Foods Inc. (DMND): Chairman, President & CEO Michael J Mendes Bought 1,200 Shares
Chairman, President & CEO of Diamond Foods Inc. (DMND) Michael J Mendes bought 1,200 shares on 01/05/2011 at an average price of $52.3. Diamond Foods is a branded food company specializing in processing, marketing, and distributing culinary, snack, in-shell and ingredient nuts under the Diamond of California and Emerald of California brands. Diamond Foods Inc. has a market cap of $1.14 billion; its shares were traded at around $52.3 with a P/E ratio of 29.6 and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of Diamond Foods Inc. stocks is 0.3%.
DMND recently reported strong financial performance for its first quarter of fiscal 2011 and increased guidance for the full-year. For the three months ended October 31, 2010, net sales grew 40 percent, with retail sales growing 58 percent to $227.8 million and snack sales increasing 130 percent to $137.6 million.
Mario Gabelli owns 35,000 shares as of 09/30/2010, an increase of 400% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.01% of the $23.32 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. Ron Baron owns 1,408,241 shares as of 09/30/2010, which accounts for 0.38% of the $15.15 billion portfolio of Baron Funds.
Buy: Director John J Gilbert bought 1,230 shares of DMND stock on 10/12/2010 at the average price of 40.78. John J Gilbert owns at least 70,953 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 28.25% since. There are mixed trades from other insiders.
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