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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: KAMN, TWMC, LTS

January 15, 2011 | About:
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Last week’s top stocks that were bought by their CEOs were Kaman Corp, Trans World Entertainment, and Ladenburg Thalm. According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week.

Kaman Corp A (KAMN): Chm, Pres & CEO Neal J Keating Bought 2,500 Shares

Chm, Pres & CEO of Kaman Corp A (KAMN) Neal J Keating bought 2,500 shares on 01/07/2011 at an average price of $28.64. Kaman Corporation is in the following business segments: Aerospace, Industrial Distribution, and Music Distribution. Kaman Corp A has a market cap of $741.5 million; its shares were traded at around $28.64 with a P/E ratio of 25.7 and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of Kaman Corp A stocks is 2%.

KAMN recently reported its third quarter 2010 results. Net sales were $360 million for the quarter ended October 1st, 2010, compared to $290 million in the third quarter of 2009.

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.

Buy: Chm, Pres & CEO Neal J Keating bought 2,500 shares of KAMN stock on 01/07/2011 at the average price of 27.51. Neal J Keating owns at least 139,301 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 4.11% since. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

Trans World Ent (TWMC): Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner Robert J Higgins Bought 29,487 Shares

Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner of Trans World Ent (TWMC) Robert J Higgins bought 29,487 shares on 01/12/2011 at an average price of $1.74. Trans World Entertainment Corp. operates a chain of retail entertainment stores and an e-commerce site in a single industry segment. Trans World Ent has a market cap of $55.4 million; its shares were traded at around $1.74 with and P/S ratio of 0.1.

TWMC recently reported its third quarter 2010 results. Gross profit as a percentage of sales for the third quarter of 2010 was 34.1% compared to 33.9% in the third quarter of 2009. SG&A expenses were $56.2 million, or 43.7% of sales compared to $72.2 million or 44.8% last year, a 22% decline in total SG&A expenses.

Buy: COO and President Michael Honeyman bought 855 shares of TWMC stock on 10/05/2010 at the average price of 1.53. Michael Honeyman owns at least 23,955 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 13.73% since. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

Ladenburg Thalm (LTS): President and CEO Richard Lampen Bought 5,000 Shares

President and CEO of Ladenburg Thalm (LTS) Richard Lampen bought 5,000 shares on 01/07/2011 at an average price of $1.29. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services is a holding company engaged in the retail and institutional securities brokerage business and, through its subsidiary GBI Capital Partners, Inc. Ladenburg Thalm has a market cap of $215.3 million; its shares were traded at around $1.29 with and P/S ratio of 1.4.

Buy: Director, 10% Owner Phillip Md Et Al Frost bought 25,000 shares of LTS stock on 01/07/2011 at the average price of 1.21. Phillip Md Et Al Frost owns at least 53,312,130 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 6.61% since. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

For the complete list of stocks that bought by their company CEOs, go to: CEO Buys.
  • CEO Buys, CFO Buys: Stocks that are bought by their CEO/CFOs.
  • Insider Cluster Buys: Stocks that multiple company officers and directors have bought.
  • Double Buys:: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying
  • Triple Buys: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying, and Company is buying back.

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