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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: HES, BH, D, TRCR, MWW

February 06, 2012 | About:

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:



Hess Corp. (HES): Chairman of the Board and CEO, 10% Owner John B. Hess Bought 91,250 Shares

Chairman of the Board and CEO, 10% Owner of Hess Corp. (HES) John B. Hess bought 91,250 shares on 01/30/2012 at an average price of $60.38. Hess Corporation, is a global integrated energy company engaged in the exploration for and the production, purchase, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the production and sale of refined petroleum products, electricity. Hess Corp. has a market cap of $20.52 billion; its shares were traded at around $60.38 with a P/E ratio of 10.27 and P/S ratio of 0.54. The dividend yield of Hess Corp. stocks is 0.66%. Hess Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 7.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Hess Corp. the business predictability rank of 2-star.

Hess recently reported its fourth quarter 2011 results. The company announced a net loss of $131 million for the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with net income of $58 million for the fourth quarter of 201.

PRIMECAP Management owns 6,502,308 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 0.5942% of the $57.41 billion portfolio of PRIMECAP Management. NWQ Managers owns 4,158,209 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 1.4286% of the $14.89 billion portfolio of NWQ Investment Management Co. Dodge & Cox owns 7,052 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 0.0005% of the $68.15 billion portfolio of Dodge & Cox. Mario Gabelli owns 109,615 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 0.0525% of the $10.95 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors.

Biglari Holdings (BH): Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner Sardar Biglari, Bought 3,000 Shares

Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner of Biglari Holdings (BH) Sardar Biglari, bought 3,000 shares on 02/02/2012 at an average price of $411.24. Biglari Holdings Inc., formerly known as The Steak n Shake Company, is engaged primarily in the ownership, operation, and franchising of restaurants in the U.S. Biglari Holdings has a market cap of $589.31 million; its shares were traded at around $411.24 with a P/E ratio of 17.75 and P/S ratio of 0.84. Biglari Holdings had an annual average earnings growth of 2.6% over the past five years.

Joel Greenblatt owns 2,028 shares as of 09/30/2011, an increase of 68.86% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.0979% of the $614 million portfolio of Gotham Capital. Whitney Tilson owns 4,010 shares as of 09/30/2011, an increase of 13.86% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.4341% of the $274 million portfolio of T2 Partners Management LP.

See Footnote 1: Philip L. Cooley bought 200 shares of BH stock on 09/13/2011 at the average price of $295.41. Philip L. Cooley owns at least 4,752 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 39.21% since.

Dominion Resources Inc. (D): President and CEO Thomas F. Farrell II Bought 5,000 Shares

President and CEO of Dominion Resources Inc. (D) Thomas F. Farrell II bought 5,000 shares on 01/31/2012 at an average price of $50.38. Dominion Resources is a producer of energy. Dominion has one of the larger British Thermal Unit production capability among integrated utilities in the northeast quadrant of the U.S. Dominion Resources Inc. has a market cap of $28.7 billion; its shares were traded at around $50.38 with a P/E ratio of 16.52 and P/S ratio of 2. The dividend yield of Dominion Resources Inc. stocks is 3.91%. Dominion Resources Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.5% over the past 10 years.

Dominion Resources recently announced unaudited reported earnings determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2011, of $1.41 billion ($2.45 per share), compared with reported earnings of $2.81 billion ($4.76 per share) for the same period in 2010.

Dodge & Cox owns 8,788 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 0.0007% of the $68.15 billion portfolio of Dodge & Cox. Mario Gabelli owns 100,100 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 0.0464% of the $10.95 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. James Barrow owns 16,099,673 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 2.0094% of the $40.68 billion portfolio of Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss.

Director Mark J. Kington bought 2,800 shares of D stock on 01/31/2012 at the average price of $49.66. Mark J. Kington owns at least 93,223 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.45% since.

Transcend Services Inc. (TRCR): President and CEO Larry G. Gerdes Bought 5,000 Shares

President and CEO of Transcend Services Inc. (TRCR) Larry G. Gerdes bought 5,000 shares on 02/03/2012 at an average price of $22.08. Transcend Services Inc. believes that accurate, reliable and timely transcription creates the foundation for the patient medical record. Transcend Services Inc. has a market cap of $235.97 million; its shares were traded at around $22.08 with a P/E ratio of 17.39 and P/S ratio of 1.89.

Joel Greenblatt bought 12,453 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2011, which is 0.0458% of the $614 million portfolio of Gotham Capital.

Monster Worldwide Inc. (MWW): Chairman, President and CEO Salvatore Iannuzzi Bought 15,000 Shares

Chairman, President and CEO of Monster Worldwide Inc. (MWW) Salvatore Iannuzzi bought 15,000 shares on 01/27/2012 at an average price of $7.3. Monster Worldwide, Inc is the online recruitment leader and the parent company of Monster, the global careers website. Monster Worldwide Inc. has a market cap of $940.44 million; its shares were traded at around $7.3 with a P/E ratio of 19.21 and P/S ratio of 0.9.

Monster recently reported its fourth quarter 2011 results. Revenue was $250 million. This compares to fourth quarter 2010 GAAP revenue of $255 million.

Ray Dalio owns 1,597,390 shares as of 09/30/2011, an increase of 856.49% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.17% of the $6.71 billion portfolio of Bridgewater Associates. Arnold Schneider owns 1,837,116 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 1.0569% of the $1.25 billion portfolio of Schneider Capital Management. PRIMECAP Management owns 486,000 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 0.0061% of the $57.41 billion portfolio of PRIMECAP Management. Mario Gabelli owns 55,000 shares as of 09/30/2011, which accounts for 0.0036% of the $10.95 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors.

Executive Vice President and CFO James M. Langrock bought 12,237 shares of MWW stock on 08/30/2011 at the average price of $8.17. James M. Langrock owns at least 272,509 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 10.65% since.

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