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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: AHT, SPN, WINA, PMC, ULBI

March 04, 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: Ashford Hosptly (AHT): CEO Montgomery J Bennett Bought 57,472 Shares

CEO of Ashford Hosptly (AHT) Montgomery J Bennett bought 57,472 shares during the past week at an average price of $8.7. Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc is a self advised Maryland corporation and real estate investment trust organized to pursue opportunities in the lodging industry. Ashford Hosptly has a market cap of $590.5 million; its shares were traded at around $8.7 with a P/E ratio of 4.6 and P/S ratio of 0.7. The dividend yield of Ashford Hosptly stocks is 4.6%. Ashford Hosptly had an annual average earnings growth of 12.6% over the past 10 years.

Superior Energy (SPN): CEO David D Dunlap Bought 10,000 Shares

CEO of Superior Energy (SPN) David D Dunlap bought 10,000 shares on 03/01/2012 at an average price of $30.04. 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 has a market cap of $2.4 billion; its shares were traded at around $30.04 with a P/E ratio of 14.5 and P/S ratio of 1.2. Superior Energy had an annual average earnings growth of 17.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Superior Energy the business predictability rank of 2-star.

Superior Energy recently announced net income of $19.4 million, or $0.24 per diluted share on record revenue of $580.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, and non-GAAP adjusted net income of $54.6 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, after excluding the following:

Ron Baron bought 600,690 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2011, which is 0.11% of the $15.45 billion portfolio of Baron Funds. Joel Greenblatt bought 10,747 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2011, which is 0.037% of the $829 million portfolio of Gotham Capital. George Soros sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2011.

Director Peter D Kinnear bought 10,000 shares of SPN stock on 02/27/2012 at the average price of 29.69. Peter D Kinnear owns at least 10,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.18% since.

Winmark Corp (WINA): Chairman & CEO, 10% Owner John L Morgan Bought 5,000 Shares

Chairman & CEO, 10% Owner of Winmark Corp (WINA) John L Morgan bought 5,000 shares on 03/01/2012 at an average price of $57.28. Winmark Corporation is a franchise company that franchises seven retail concepts which buy, sell, trade and consign merchandise. Winmark Corp has a market cap of $320.1 million; its shares were traded at around $57.28 with a P/E ratio of 25.9 and P/S ratio of 7.8. The dividend yield of Winmark Corp stocks is 0.2%. Winmark Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 12.1% over the past 10 years.

WINA recently reported net income for the year ended December 31, 2011 of $14,095,000 or $2.69 per share diluted, compared to net income of $10,329,000 or $1.98 per share diluted, in 2010.

Joel Greenblatt bought 5,219 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2011, which is 0.036% of the $829 million portfolio of Gotham Capital.

VP of Marketing Merry Beth Hovey sold 900 shares of WINA stock on 01/31/2012 at the average price of 68.94. Merry Beth Hovey owns at least 3,199 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 16.91% since.

Pharmerica Corp (PMC): CEO Gregory S Weishar Bought 20,000 Shares

CEO of Pharmerica Corp (PMC) Gregory S Weishar bought 20,000 shares on 02/29/2012 at an average price of $12.64. PharMerica Corporation is an institutional pharmacy services provider dedicated to providing quality customer service and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings. Pharmerica Corp has a market cap of $362.9 million; its shares were traded at around $12.64 with a P/E ratio of 10 and P/S ratio of 0.2. Pharmerica Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 18.6% over the past 5 years.

PMC recently reported its fourth quarter and full year 2011 results. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 were $495.6 million compared with $491.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, an increase of 0.8%.

HOTCHKIS & WILEY owns 799,500 shares as of 12/31/2011, which accounts for 0.08% of the $15.22 billion portfolio of Hotchkis & Wliey Capital Management LLC. Jean-Marie Eveillard owns 513,371 shares as of 12/31/2011, a decrease of 31.17% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.034% of the $22.79 billion portfolio of First Eagle Investment Management, LLC.

Ultralife Corp (ULBI): President and CEO Michael D Popielec Bought 40,000 Shares

President and CEO of Ultralife Corp (ULBI) Michael D Popielec bought 40,000 shares on 02/23/2012 at an average price of $4.99. ULTRALIFE CORPORATION, which began as a battery company, now offers products and services ranging from portable and standby power solutions to communications and electronics systems. Ultralife Corp has a market cap of $88.9 million; its shares were traded at around $4.99 with a P/E ratio of 85.5 and P/S ratio of 0.6.

Director James A. Croce sold 5,000 shares of ULBI stock on 02/22/2012 at the average price of 4.85. James A. Croce owns at least 13,901 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.89% since.

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