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Weekly Highlight of Top Insider Buys: FUL, GAM, SHLM, GMO, LTS

John Schuler

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Weekly highlight of top insider buys: H.B. Fuller Co. (FUL), General American Investors (GAM), A. Schulman Inc (SHLM), General Moly Inc. (GMO), and Ladenburg Thalm (LTS).

H.B. Fuller Co (FUL): Senior VP and CFO James R Giertz Bought 5,000 Shares

Senior VP and CFO of H.B. Fuller Co, James R Giertz, bought 5,000 shares on 01/14/2011 at an average price of $22.4.

H.B. Fuller Company is a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of adhesives, sealants, coatings, paints and other specialty chemical products. H.B. Fuller Co has a market cap of $1.1 billion; its shares were traded at around $22.4 with a P/E ratio of 13.5 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of H.B. Fuller Co stocks is 1.2%. H.B. Fuller Co had an annual average earning growth of 6.5% over the past 10 years.

On January 11, H.B. Fuller Corp. announced net income for the fourth quarter of 2010 of $21.9 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, versus $24.6 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, in last year's fourth quarter. Net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $360.2 million, up 5.5 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2009.

H.B. Fuller Co is in the portfolios of Mario Gabelli and Kenneth Fisher.

This month, Buy: Senior VP and CFO James R Giertz bought 5,000 shares of FUL stock.

General American Investors (GAM): Director Daniel Neidich Bought 3,000 Shares

Director of General American Investors, Daniel Neidich, bought 3,000 shares on 01/12/2011 at an average price of $27.2.

General American Investors is a closed-end, diversified management investment company whose investment objective is long-term capital appreciation through investment in companies with above average growth potential. General American INvestors has a market cap of $819.9 million; its shares were traded at around $27.2 . The dividend yield of General American INvestors stocks is 1.2%.

This month, Buy: Director Daniel Neidich bought 3,000 shares of GAM stock.

A. Schulman Inc (SHLM): V.P. - Global Human Resources Kim L Whiteman Bought 1,500 Shares

V.P. - Global Human Resources of A. Schulman Inc, Kim L Whiteman, bought 1,500 shares on 1/13/2011 at an average price of $21.16.

A. Schulman Inc. operates in one industry segment which is the sale of plastic resins to customers who use the products as raw materials in their manufacturing operations. A. Schulman Inc has a market cap of $652.2 million; its shares were traded at around $21.16 with a P/E ratio of 15.8 and P/S ratio of 0.4. The dividend yield of A. Schulman Inc stocks is 3%.

On January 5, A. Schulman, Inc. announced earnings for the fiscal 2011 first quarter ended November 30, 2010. The Company reported net income of $9.2 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared with $17.0 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, last year. Net sales for the fiscal 2011 first quarter were $495.4 million, an increase of 37% compared with $362.9 million for the same period last year.

A. Schulman Inc is in the portfolios of Mario Gabelli, Arnold Shneider, and Jean-Marie Eveillard.

This month, Buy: V.P. - Global Human Resources Kim L Whiteman bought 1,500 shares of SHLM stock. Buy: VP - Global Supply Chain & CPO Gary A Miller bought shares in November.

General Moly Inc. (GMO): Corporate Counsel, VP HR R Scott Roswell Bought 3,300 Shares

Corporate Counsel, VP HR of General Moly Inc., R Scott Roswell, bought 3,300 shares on 1/07/2011 at an average price of $6.09.

General Moly is a U.S.-based molybdenum mineral exploration and development company listed on the American Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol GMO.

General Moly In has a market cap of $412.3 million; its shares were traded at around $6.09.

On October 29, General Moly announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Net loss for the three month period ended September 30, 2010 was approximately $6.3 million ($0.09 per share), compared to a loss of $2.4 million ($0.03 per share) for the year ago period. Net loss for the nine month period ended September 30, 2010 was approximately $12.4 million ($0.17 per share), compared to a loss of $8.1 million ($0.11 per share) for the year ago period.

This month, Buy: Corporate Counsel, VP HR R Scott Roswell bought 3,300 shares of GMO stock. Buy: Director Gregory P Raih bought 35,000 shares in October. Sell: Director Mark A Lettes and Sell: 10% Owner Capital Management Llc Coghill sold this month; Sell: 10% Owner Capital Management Llc Coghill sold shares in December.

Ladenburg Thalm (LTS): Executive Vice President Mark Zeitchick Bought 5,000 Shares

Executive Vice President of Ladenburg Thalm, Mark Zeitchick, bought 5,000 shares on 1/07/2011 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.

This month, Buy: President and CEO Richard Lampen, Buy: Director, 10% Owner Phillip Md Et Al Frost, Buy: Director Richard J Rosenstock, and Buy: Executive Vice President Mark Zeitchick bought shares of LTS stock. Buy: Director, 10% Owner Phillip Md Et Al Frost and Buy: Director Richard J Rosenstock bought shares in November.


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