Highlight of weekly top insider buys. Related Companies: NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NTLS), Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO), General Growth Properties Inc (GGP), The Macerich Company (MAC), CBL & Associates Properties Inc. (CBL).
NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NTLS): Director Michael Huber Bought 848,437 Shares
NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NTLS) provides integrated communications services from a range of wireless and wire-line communications products and services to businesses, telecommunications carriers, and residences. The company reported a third quarter revenue increase by 14% to $126.9 million and a dividend increase by 40%.
Director of NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NTLS) Michael Huber and the current 10% owner Gp Investors II Llc Qcp each bought 848,437 shares on 12/21 at $29.65, and $26.59 respectively. Huber also bought on two other occasions: 2,423,185 shares on 10/12 at $26.59, and 2,256,600 shares on 09/25 at $26.50.
Large insider sells were also made around $26.53 and $31 by Director Andrew Gesell, who sold 2,423,185, CEO, Director Inc. Citigroup, who sold 2,423,185 shares, President and Chair James S. Quarforth, who sold 125,000 shares, EVP, CFO, Treasurer & Secretary Michael B. Moneymaker, who sold 55,000 shares, Exec. Vice President David R. Maccarelli, who sold 7,200 shares, and Senior Vice President Mary Mcdermott, who sold 6,000 shares,
NTELOS Holdings Corp. has a market cap of $1.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $29.65 with P/E ratio of 38.05 and P/S ratio of 2.56. The dividend yield of NTELOS Holdings Corp. stocks is 2.8%.
Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO): Director Wendell Reilly Bought 42,489 Shares
Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO), a diversified insurance agency, acquired many other insurance companies in the last quarter. Some recent acquisitions were made in December; the company bought assets mostly near the Northeast in AGA Insurance, Evergreen Re Inc., Curzi Insurance Agency Inc., and Dalton Insurance Agency LLC.
Brown & Brown Inc. has a market cap of $3.4 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.04 with P/E ratio of 17.44 and P/S ratio of 3.59. The dividend yield of Brown & Brown Inc. stocks is 1.2%.
General Growth Properties Inc (GGP): CFO, Director Bernard Freibaum Bought 15,000 Shares; Chief Investment Officer Joel Bayer Bought 10,000 Shares
General Growth Properties, Inc. (GGP), the second major mall operator of the U.S., reported the completion of a $1.4 billion mortgage financing as of the third quarter. CFO, Director Bernard Freibaum explained that the total $2.3 billion completed financings and commitments will fund company expansion and progress for the next year.
Guru Ron Baron and Ruane Cunniff kept their shares at 504,500 and 6,450 respectively. Guru Chris Davis decreased his holdings of GGP by 69.17% to 3,847,526 shares, and guru George Soros sold out his holdings.
CFO, Director Bernard Freibaum bought a total of 239,000 shares since August between $41.27 and $49.37. Since November, Director Adam S. Metz bought 19,000 shares between $41.55 and $45.09. And finally, Chief Investment Officer Joel Bayer bought 10,000 shares on 12/20 at $41.
Huge sells were made by Chief, Corporate Development Jean Schlemmer and President & COO, Director Robert A. Michaels between $40.36 and $41.90 on 12/18. Schlemmer sold 75,000 shares and Michaels sold 131,900 shares.
General Growth Properties Inc has a market cap of $10.34 billion; the company shares were traded at around $41.25 with P/E ratio of 34.69 and P/S ratio of 3.04. The dividend yield of General Growth Properties Inc stocks is 4.8%.
The Macerich Company (MAC): Chairman of the Board, Director Mace Siegel Bought 5,000 Shares
The Macerich Company operates as a commercial real estate investment trust. The mall operator is counting on the after Christmas shopping to meet the end of the year quota on sales. Profits from increased property occupancy and property sales helped the company post a 17% increase in funds from operation to $111 million or $1.15.
Guru Chris Davis upped his MAC shares by 10.22% to 2,009,191.
Chairman of the Board, Director Mace Siegel bought 21,000 shares between $70.50 and $80, since November. And, Vice Chairman of the Board, Director Dana K. Anderson bought 1,500 shares of MAC stock on 12/18 at $72.37. Insider sells were made by Director Fred S. Hubbell, who sold 5,000 shares, EVP, Real Estate Lawrence E. Sidwell, who sold 4,433 shares, and Director Dr. William P. Sexton, who sold 4,000 shares between $80.15 and $85.17.
The Macerich Company has a market cap of $5.4 billion; its shares were traded at around $73.86 with P/E ratio of 32.41 and P/S ratio of 5.54. The dividend yield of The Macerich Company stocks is 4.3%.
CBL & Associates Properties Inc. (CBL): Director Winston W. Walker Bought 12,000 Shares
CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (CBL), a retail and office real estate investment trust (REIT), plans buy a group of retail and office buildings valued at $540.8 million, with a $459.1 million in loans. The company predicted to generate $0.03 toward the funds from operation for the first year.
Guru Chris Davis, who owns 2,676,614 shares, had increased his CBL holding by 10.21% from the previous quarter.
Director Winston W. Walker bought a total of 19,000 shares as of late-November between $24.46 and $27.40. Also, Sr. VP of Finance Farzana K. Mitchell bought a total of 7,817 shares between $25.20 and $27.50 in December.
CBL & Associates Properties Inc. has a market cap of $1.66 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.84 with P/E ratio of 21.59 and P/S ratio of 1.57. The dividend yield of CBL & Associates Properties Inc. stocks is 8.8%.