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Largest CEO Buys: Compuware Corp., ValueVision Media Inc., Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. and OYO Geospace Corp.

September 04, 2007 | About:

The market has been volatile, shaken by the subprime credit fears. Financial stocks have seen their worst performances in years. While value gurus are seeing a lot of opportunities, insider buying activities are higher. These are the largest CEO buys over the past week.

Compuware Corp. (CPWR): Chairman of Board & CEO Buys 200,000 shares

Chairman of Board & CEO of Compuware Corp. Peter Karmanos bought 200,000 shares of CPWR stock on 08/29/2007 at the average price of $7.77. After the purchase, he owns more than 5.5 million shares of company. The price of the stock has increased by 4.38% since.

Compuware Corporation engages in the development, marketing, and support of an integrated set of systems software products. Compuware Corp. has a market cap of $2.54 billion, its shares were traded at around $8.11 with with P/E ratio of 21.71 and P/S ratio of 2.05.

Among Gurus, Dodge & Cox owns 45,597,875 shares as of 06/30/2007, a decrease of -4.74% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.39% of the $138.5 billion portfolio of Dodge & Cox.

Valuevision Media Inc. (VVTV): CEO and President Buys 145,000 shares

Valuevision Media Inc. CEO and President William J Lansing bought 35,000 shares of VVTV stock on 08/29/2007 at the average price of $7.92. He also bought 110,000 shares at the average price of 8.06; on 05/24/2007 William J Lansing bought 80,000 shares of VVTV stock at the average price of 10.48, the price of the stock has decreased by -19.56% since.

ValueVision Media, Inc., an integrated direct marketing company, markets, sells, and distributes its products directly to consumers through various forms of electronic media and direct-to-consumer mailings. ValueVision Media Inc. has a market cap of $306.34 million, its shares were traded at around $8.43 with with P/E ratio of 11.42 and P/S ratio of 0.40.

ValueVision Media, Inc. has had other insiders buying from its directors and officers. Director Marshall S Geller bought 25,000 shares of VVTV stock on 08/29/2007 at the average price of $7.75. Director Douglas Holloway bought 1,000 shares of VVTV stock on 08/28/2007 at the average price of $7.91; Director John D Buck bought 13,500 shares of VVTV stock on 08/27/2007 at the average price of $8.

None of Gurus own Valuevision Media Inc.

Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. (EBHI): President and CEO McNeil S. Fiske Jr Buys 25,000 shares

President and CEO McNeil S. Fiske Jr of Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc bought 25,000 shares on 08/30/2007 at the average price of $8.3. Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer that sells casual sportswear and accessories in the United States and Canada. Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. has a market cap of $260.68 million, its shares were traded at around $7.8 with P/S ratio of 0.23.

Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc has been bought many of its officers and directors recently. Most of them bought at higher prices. Among the Gurus, HOTCHKIS & WILEY owns 518,600 shares as of 06/30/2007, a decrease of -12.37% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.02% of the $33.15 billion portfolio of HOTCHKIS & WILEY Capital Managment LLC. Arnold Schneider of Schneider Capital Management owns 30,050 shares as of 06/30/2007, a decrease of -91.29% of from the previous quarter.

OYO Geospace Corp. (OYOG): President & CEO Gary D Owens Buys 10,000 shares

President & CEO of OYO Geospace Corp. Gary D Owens bought 10,000 shares of its stock on 08/31/2007 at the average price of $75.58. OYO Geospace Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of instruments and equipment used in the acquisition and processing of seismic data products. OYO Geospace Corp. has a market cap of $448.59 million, its shares were traded at around $75.58 with P/E ratio of 25.66 and P/S ratio of 3.23.

None of Gurus own OYO Geospace Corp. as of the latest update.

  • 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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