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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: GM, GBX, CTFO, SPN, SCEI.

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week.

GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY (GM): CEO Daniel F Akerson Bought 30,000 Shares

CEO of GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY (GM) Daniel F Akerson bought 30,000 shares on 05/11/2011 at an average price of $31.07. General Motors Company is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and retailing of vehicles globally including passenger cars, crossover vehicles, and light trucks, sport utility vehicles, vans and other vehicles. General Motors Company has a market cap of $48.49 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.07 with and P/S ratio of 0.4.

GM recently announced first quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $3.2 billion, or $1.77 per fully-diluted share, marking the company’s fifth consecutive profitable quarter. Revenue increased $4.7 billion to $36.2 billion, compared with the first quarter of 2010.

Bill Ackman bought 7,187,740 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2010, which is 4.53% of the $5.85 billion portfolio of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.. Richard Perry bought 2,000,000 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2010, which is 1.78% of the $4.13 billion portfolio of Perry Capital. NWQ Managers bought 7,197,980 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2010, which is 1.39% of the $19.36 billion portfolio of NWQ Investment Management Co. Buy: Director Robert D Krebs bought 5,000 shares of GM stock on 03/10/2011 at the average price of 31.67. Robert D Krebs owns at least 5,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.89% since.

Buy: Director Philip A Laskawy bought 3,000 shares of GM stock on 03/07/2011 at the average price of 32.45. Philip A Laskawy owns at least 3,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 4.25% since. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

GREENBRIER COMPANIES (GBX): President & CEO William A Furman Bought 25,000 Shares

President & CEO of GREENBRIER COMPANIES (GBX) William A Furman bought 25,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $25.58. Greenbrier Companies Inc. is a supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad and related industries. Greenbrier Companies has a market cap of $637.1 million; its shares were traded at around $25.58 with and P/S ratio of 0.9.

George Soros bought 923,863 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2010, which is 0.25% of the $7.69 billion portfolio of Soros Fund Management LLC. John Keeley owns 2,216,650 shares as of 12/31/2010, which accounts for 0.74% of the $6.25 billion portfolio of Keeley Fund Management. Mario Gabelli owns 120,000 shares as of 03/31/2011, a decrease of 46.31% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.02% of the $13.97 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors.

Sell: SVP,Strategic Planning & CCO William Glenn sold 336 shares of GBX stock on 04/07/2011 at the average price of 27.59. William Glenn owns at least 45,724 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 7.29% since. Other insiders have decreased their positions in the company.

China TransInfo Technology Corp. (CTFO): CEO and President, 10% Owner Shudong Xia Bought 99,600 Shares

CEO and President, 10% Owner of China TransInfo Technology Corp. (CTFO) Shudong Xia bought 99,600 shares during the past week at an average price of $4.49. CHINA TRANSINFO, through its subsidiary Beijing PKU ChinaFront High Technology Co. China Transinfo Technology Corp. has a market cap of $113.4 million; its shares were traded at around $4.49 with a P/E ratio of 7.1 and P/S ratio of 1. China Transinfo Technology Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 60% over the past 5 years.

Sell: Vice President Zhiping Zhang sold 10,000 shares of CTFO stock on 12/10/2010 at the average price of 4.71. Zhiping Zhang owns at least 628,088 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 4.67% since.

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES INC. (SPN): CEO David D Dunlap Bought 10,000 Shares

CEO of SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES INC. (SPN) David D Dunlap bought 10,000 shares on 05/05/2011 at an average price of $35.22. SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. is engaged in the business of providing offshore plugging and abandonment and wireline services in the Gulf ofMexico, the development, manufacture and sale of electronic torque and pressure control equipment and thread protectors which are used in connection with oil and gas exploration, the development, manufacture and sale of oil spill containment boom and ancillary equipment and the rental of specialized oil well equipment and fishing tools. Superior Energy Services Inc. has a market cap of $2.78 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.22 with a P/E ratio of 24.1 and P/S ratio of 1.7. Superior Energy Services Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 16.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Superior Energy Services Inc. the business predictability rank of 2-star.

Superior Energy Services recently reported its first quarter 2011 results. The first quarter 2011 results include a pre-tax gain of $2.7 million from the sale of three 145-155-ft. class liftboats, and $2.1 million in non-cash, unrealized pre-tax losses from hedging contracts at the Company's equity-method investments.

David Dreman owns 1,278,875 shares as of 03/31/2011, which accounts for 0.99% of the $5.32 billion portfolio of Dreman Value Management.

Sell: CFO Robert S Taylor sold 68,800 shares of SPN stock on 03/09/2011 at the average price of 38.34. Robert S Taylor owns at least 65,003 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 8.14% since. Other insiders have also decreased their

Sino Clean Energy Inc. (SCEI): CEO, 10% Owner Baowen Ren Bought 115,000 Shares

CEO, 10% Owner of Sino Clean Energy Inc. (SCEI) Baowen Ren bought 115,000 shares on 05/05/2011 at an average price of $2.39. Sino Clean Energy, Inc. engages in research, development, production, marketing and sales of coal-water mixture, a coal-based fuel substitute for coal, oil and gas. Sino Clean Energy Inc. has a market cap of $53.2 million; its shares were traded at around $2.39 with a P/E ratio of 1.2 and P/S ratio of 0.5.

  • 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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