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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: WINA, APOG, ARCT, EVEP, WYY

April 23, 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:



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

Chairman & CEO, 10% Owner of Winmark Corp. (WINA) John L. Morgan bought 10,000 shares on 04/18/2012 at an average price of $51.85. 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 $263.85 million; its shares were traded at around $51.85 with a P/E ratio of 18.43 and P/S ratio of 5.14. The dividend yield of Winmark Corp. stocks is 0.23%. Winmark Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 15.9% over the past 10 years.

Winmark recently reported its first quarter 2012 financial results. For the three months ended March 31, 2012, Winmark reported that net income was $3.52 million, compared to $3.02 million for the first quarter of 2011.

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.

Vice President 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 24.79% since. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.

Apogee Enterprises (APOG): CEO and President Joseph F. Puishys Bought 18,600 Shares

CEO and President of Apogee Enterprises (APOG) Joseph F. Puishys bought 18,600 shares on 04/18/2012 at an average price of $14.42. Apogee Enterprises Inc. is a leader in technologies involving the design and development of value-added glass products and services. Apogee Enterprises has a market cap of $404.12 million; its shares were traded at around $14.42 with a P/E ratio of 65.55 and P/S ratio of 0.61. The dividend yield of Apogee Enterprises stocks is 2.26%.

APOG recently reported its fiscal 2012 fourth-quarter and full-year results. For the full year 2012, revenues were $662.5 million, up 14% comparative to the fiscal year 2011. Operating income was $3.8 million, compared to a loss of $21 million.

Arnold Van Den Berg owns 791,327 shares as of 03/31/2012, which accounts for 0.93% of the $1.1 billion portfolio of Century Management.

CFO James S. Porter sold 6,000 shares of APOG stock on 01/18/2012 at the average price of $14.67. James S. Porter owns at least 91,472 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.7% since.

American Realty Capital Trust Inc. (ARCT): President and CEO William M. Kahane Bought 10,000 Shares

President and CEO of American Realty Capital Trust (ARCT) William M. Kahane bought 10,000 shares on 04/17/2012 at an average price of $11.06. American Realty Capital Trust Inc. is a real estate investment trust that acquires and operates single-tenant, freestanding commercial properties net leased on a long-term basis to primarily investment grade tenants. American Realty Capital Trust has a market cap of $1.98 billion; its shares were traded at around $11.06 with and P/S ratio of 15.37. The dividend yield of American Realty Capital Trust stocks is 6.33%.

CFO and Treasurer Brian D. Jones bought 1,000 shares of ARCT stock on 04/18/2012 at the average price of $11. Brian D. Jones owns at least 11,450 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.55% since.

EV Energy Partners LP (EVEP): President and CEO Mark A. Houser Bought 1,500 Shares

President and CEO of EV Energy Partners (EVEP) Mark A. Houser bought 1,500 shares on 04/19/2012 at an average price of $63.35. EV Energy Partners is an upstream Master Limited Partnership focused on acquiring and operating oil and gas properties within the continental U.S. EV Energy Partners has a market cap of $2.44 billion; its shares were traded at around $63.35 with a P/E ratio of 26.73 and P/S ratio of 9.3. The dividend yield of EV Energy Partners stocks is 4.82%. EV Energy Partners had an annual average earnings growth of 18.3% over the past five years.

EV Energy Partners recently reported its full-year and fourth-quarter 2011 results. Adjusted EBITDAX and distributable cash flow for 2011 were $212.4 million and $126.2 million, increases of 43% and 34%, respectively, over 2010.

Executive Chairman of the Board John B. Walker bought 10,000 shares of EVEP stock on 04/18/2012 at the average price of 59.02. John B. Walker owns at least 867,932 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 7.34% since.

WidePoint Corp. (WYY): CEO WidePoint Solutions Corp. Michael Mansouri Bought 39,602 Shares

CEO WidePoint Solutions Corp. of Widepoint Corp. (WYY) Michael Mansouri bought 39,602 shares on 04/13/2012 at an average price of $0.87. WidePoint is a technology-based provider of products and services to the government sector and commercial markets. WidePoint Corp. has a market cap of $54.75 million; its shares were traded at around $0.87 with and P/S ratio of 1.32.

WidePoint Corp. recently reported its fourth quarter and full year 2011 results. Net revenue for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011 decreased 4.6% sequentially to $10.2 million from $10.7 million at Sept. 30, 2011 driven by decreases in Communications Management and Cybersecurity Solutions, partially offset by a lesser increase in the IT Consulting Services and Products segment. Net income for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011, was $41.4 million.
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