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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: PNK, TAT, VITC, SUNS, KRO

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

Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. (PNK): President and CEO Anthony Michael Sanfilippo Bought 91,250 Shares

President and CEO of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. (PNK) Anthony Michael Sanfilippo bought 91,250 shares during the past week at an average price of $9.87. Pinnacle Entertainment is a diversified gaming company that owns and operates casinos in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Argentina and is pursuing the development of a hotel and casino resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. has a market cap of $612.4 million; its shares were traded at around $9.87 with a P/E ratio of 20.1 and P/S ratio of 0.6.

Pinnacle Entertainment recently reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Third quarter revenues increased 7.2%, or $20.0 million, to $295.9 million from $275.9 million in the third quarter of 2010. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA increased 16.3%, or $9.6 million, to $68.7 million.

George Soros bought 15,100 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2011, which is 0.0023% of the $5.83 billion portfolio of Soros Fund Management LLC. Mario Gabelli owns 684,400 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 0.0567% of the $10.95 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors.

EVP and CFO Carlos Ruisanchez bought 10,000 shares of PNK stock on 08/22/2011 at the average price of 11.4. Carlos Ruisanchez owns at least 74,660 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 13.42% since. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (TAT): CEO, 10% Owner Noah Malone Mitchell Iii Bought 368,338 Shares

CEO, 10% Owner of TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (TAT) Noah Malone Mitchell Iii bought 368,338 shares on 11/17/2011 at an average price of $1.39. TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. is a vertically integrated, international oil and gas company. Transatlantic Petroleum Ltd. has a market cap of $507.9 million; its shares were traded at around $1.39 with and P/S ratio of 6.

TransAtlantic Petroleum recently reported its third quarter 2011 results. The company reported total net sales increased to approximately 460 thousand barrels of oil equivalent, compared to sales of approximately 264 for the same period last year and approximately 362 in the second quarter of 2011.

John Griffin bought 401,445 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2011, which is 0.0067% of the $4.91 billion portfolio of Blue Ridge Capital. Whitney Tilson owns 155,000 shares as of 09/30/2011, a decrease of 76.15% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.0464% of the $274 million portfolio of T2 Partners Management, LP.

Vitacost.com Inc. (VITC): CEO Jeffrey Horowitz Bought 64,563 Shares

CEO of Vitacost.com Inc. (VITC) Jeffrey Horowitz bought 64,563 shares during the past week at an average price of $6.6. Vitacost.com, Inc. is a online retailer and direct marketer, of health and wellness products, including dietary supplements or other botanicals, amino acids and metabolites, as well as cosmetics, organic body and personal care products, sports nutrition and health foods. Vitacost.com Inc. has a market cap of $183.8 million; its shares were traded at around $6.6 with and P/S ratio of 0.8.

VITC recently reported financial results for the third quarter of 2011 with a 26.1% year-over-year increase in net sales, driven by a 25.8% increase in the number of new customers and a 28.4% increase in the number of shipped orders.

Ron Baron owns 2,325,000 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 0.077% of the $14.37 billion portfolio of Baron Funds. George Soros sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2011.

Director, 10% Owner Jeffrey Horowitz bought 16,969 shares of VITC stock on 09/22/2011 at the average price of 4.92. Jeffrey Horowitz owns at least 583,334 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 34.15% since.

Solar Senior Capital Ltd. (SUNS): CEO, President Chn of the Brd Michael S Gross Bought 22,000 Shares

CEO, President Chn of the Brd of Solar Senior Capital Ltd. (SUNS) Michael S Gross bought 22,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $15.53. Solar Senior Capital Ltd. operates as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Solar Senior Capital Ltd. has a market cap of $147.5 million; its shares were traded at around $15.53 . The dividend yield of Solar Senior Capital Ltd. stocks is 6.1%.

Solar Senior Capital recently reported net investment income/(loss) for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 of $(0.6) million or $(0.07) per share. Excluding upfront fees and expenses of $2.8 million, or $0.29 per share, related to the establishment of the company's new five-year $200 million credit facility, net investment income for the quarter was $2.1 million, or $0.22 per share. The net asset value per share was $17.97 on September 30, 2011.

Director Steven Hochberg bought 2,500 shares of SUNS stock on 08/09/2011 at the average price of 15.89. Steven Hochberg owns at least 7,500 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.27% since.

Kronos Worldwide Inc. (KRO): Vice Chair. of the Board & CEO Steven L Watson Bought 16,000 Shares

Vice Chair. of the Board & CEO of Kronos Worldwide Inc. (KRO) Steven L Watson bought 16,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $19.15. KRONOS WORLDWIDE, INC. is a global producer and marketer of value-added titanium dioxide pigments. Kronos Worldwide Inc. has a market cap of $2.22 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.15 with a P/E ratio of 8 and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of Kronos Worldwide Inc. stocks is 3.2%.

KRO recently reported net income for the third quarter of 2011 of $64.8 million compared with net income of $15.4 million in the third quarter of 2010. For the first nine months of 2011, Kronos International reported net income of $173.7 million compared with net income of $64.7 million.

Joel Greenblatt bought 15,342 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2011, which is 0.0402% of the $614 million portfolio of Gotham Capital. 2 Gurus Sold Out KRO: John Keeley sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2011. Ken Heebner sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2011.

Chairman of the Board, 10% Owner Harold C Simmons bought 100,000 shares of KRO stock on 11/18/2011 at the average price of 19.21. Harold C Simmons owns at least 94,384,068 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.31% since.

  • 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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