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Weekly Top Insider Buys: BAC, CVS, D, BCR, NYX

February 20, 2012 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest insider buys during the past week. The overall trend of insiders is illustrated in the chart below:



Bank of Amer Corp. (BAC): Director Donald E. Powell Bought 10,000 Shares

Director of Bank of Amer Corp. (BAC) Donald E. Powell bought 10,000 shares on 02/14/2012 at an average price of $8.02. Bank of America Corp. is one of the world's financial services companies. Bank of Amer Corp. has a market cap of $84.49 billion; its shares were traded at around $8.02 with and P/S ratio of 0.73. The dividend yield of Bank of Amer Corp. stocks is 0.5%.

On Jan. 19, 2012, Bank of America Corporation today reported net income of$2.0 billion, or$0.15 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared with a net loss of$1.2 billion, or$0.16 per diluted share in the year-ago period. Revenue, net of interest expense, on a fully taxable-equivalent basis rose 11 percent to$25.1 billion.

Recently, Donald E. Powell has bought this stock on January 26 and February 1, 3 and 8, 2012; Director Susan S. Bies also bought this stock on February 1.

CVS Caremark Corp. (CVS): Executive Vice President and President Caremark Per G.H. Lofberg Bought 46,400 Shares

Executive Vice President and President, Caremark of CVS Caremark Corp. (CVS) Per G.H. Lofberg bought 46,400 shares on 02/13/2012 at an average price of $44.27. CVS/Caremark is the nation's premier integrated pharmacy services provider, combining one of the nation's pharmaceutical services companies with the country's largest pharmacy chain. CVS Caremark Corp. has a market cap of $57.62 billion; its shares were traded at around $44.27 with a P/E ratio of 15.75 and P/S ratio of 0.54. The dividend yield of CVS Caremark Corp. stocks is 1.47%. CVS Caremark Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 10.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Cvs Caremark Corp. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Company is to report Q1 2012 earnings on February 28, 2012.

Recently, Insiders David M. Denton, Stuart M. Mcguigan, Jean Pierre Millon, Kristen Gibney Williams sold shares of the company’s stock.

Dominion Res Va (D): Director Mark J. Kington Bought 25,000 Shares

Director of Dominion Res Va (D) Mark J. Kington bought 25,000 shares on 02/10/2012 at an average price of $50.57. 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 United States. Dominion Res Va has a market cap of $28.81 billion; its shares were traded at around $50.57 with a P/E ratio of 16.58 and P/S ratio of 2. The dividend yield of Dominion Res Va stocks is 3.9%. Dominion Res Va had an annual average earnings growth of 4.5% over the past 10 years.

On Jan. 27, 2012, Dominion 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.

Recently, insiders President and CEO Thomas F. Farrell II, and Directors Robert S. Jepson Jr., Mark J. Kington and Mark F. Mcgettrick all bought the company’s stocks.

Bard C R Inc. (BCR): Director John C. Kelly Bought 5,000 Shares

Director of Bard C R Inc. (BCR) John C. Kelly bought 5,000 shares on 02/14/2012 at an average price of $95.53. C.R. Bard, Inc. is one of the worldwide leaders in developing, manufacturing, and supplying healthcare products that focus on Vascular, Urology, and Oncology Disease States. Bard C R Inc. has a market cap of $8.19 billion; its shares were traded at around $95.53 with a P/E ratio of 14.93 and P/S ratio of 2.83. The dividend yield of Bard C R Inc. stocks is 0.8%. Bard C R Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 15.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Bard C R Inc the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On Jan. 31, 2012, BCR reported 2011 fourth quarter financial results. Fourth quarter 2011 net sales were$751.9 million, an increase of 5 percent over the prior-year period, on both an as-reported and constant currency basis. For the fourth quarter 2011, net sales in the U.S. were$502.5 million and net sales outside the U.S. were$249.4 million, an increase of 2 percent and 10 percent, respectively, over the prior-year period. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, fourth quarter 2011 net sales outside the U.S. increased 9 percent over the prior-year period.

Recently Chairman and CEO Timothy M. Ring has repeatedly sold the company’s stocks. Senior Vice President and CFO Todd C. Schermerhorn, and other insiders such as John A. Deford, Frank Lupisella Jr., and Marc C. Breslawsky have also old company’s stock.

NYSE Euronext (NYX): Deputy Chairman of the Board Marshall N. Carter Bought 52,125 Shares

Deputy Chairman of the Board of NYSE Euronext (NYX) Marshall N. Carter bought 52,125 shares on 02/13/2012 at an average price of $29.46. NYSE Group Inc. is a provider of securities listing, trading and market data products and services. NYSE Euronext has a market cap of $7.72 billion; its shares were traded at around $29.46 with a P/E ratio of 11.78 and P/S ratio of 1.7. The dividend yield of NYSE Euronext stocks is 4.07%.

On Feb. 10, 2012, NYSE Euronext reported net income of$110 million, or$0.43 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to net income of$135 million, or$0.51 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2010. Results for the fourth quarter of 2011 and 2010 include$46 million and$18 million, respectively, of pre-tax merger expenses and exit costs. Fourth quarter 2011 results also include a net pre-tax charge of$25 million related to the settlement of a tax matter with French authorities related to BlueNext, a joint venture with Caisse des Depots.

Recently insiders Marshall N. Carter, Jackson P. Tai and Stephane Biehler all bought company’s stocks.

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