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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: NGL, BRKR, UTHR, KTOS, GBL

December 24, 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:



NGL Energy Partners LP (NGL): CEO and CFO H. Michael Krimbill Bought 150,000 Shares

CEO and CFO of NGL Energy Partners LP (NGL) H. Michael Krimbill bought 150,000 shares on 12/14/2012 at an average price of $21.57. NGL Energy Partners LP limited partnership formed in September 2010. NGL Energy Partners LP has a market cap of $1.16 billion; its shares were traded at around $21.57 with a P/E ratio of 93.7 and P/S ratio of 0.8. The dividend yield of NGL Energy Partners LP stocks is 8%.

NGL recently reported net income of $10.1 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $26.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012. Net income per limited partner common unit for the quarter was $0.18.

CEO and CFO H Michael Krimbill bought 150,000 shares of NGL stock on 12/14/2012 at the average price of $21.8. H. Michael Krimbill owns at least 607,002 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.06% since. There are mixed trades from other insiders.

Bruker Corporation (BRKR): CEO/President, 10% Owner Frank H. Laukien Bought 50,000 Shares

CEO/President, 10% Owner of Bruker Corporation (BRKR) Frank H. Laukien bought 50,000 shares on 12/14/2012 at an average price of $15.17. Bruker Corporation is a global manufacturer of scientific instruments that address the rapidly evolving needs of a diverse array of customers in life science, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical and molecular diagnostics research, as well as in materials and chemical analysis in various industries and government applications. Bruker Corporation has a market cap of $2.54 billion; its shares were traded at around $15.17 with a P/E ratio of 17.1 and P/S ratio of 1.5. Bruker Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 27.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Bruker Corporation the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Joel Greenblatt bought 244,897 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2012, which is 0.21% of the $1.5 billion portfolio of Gotham Capital.

United Therapeutics Corporation (UTHR): CEO Martine A. Rothblatt Bought 9,000 Shares

CEO of United Therapeutics Corporation (UTHR) Martine A. Rothblatt bought 9,000 shares on 12/21/2012 at an average price of $52.51. United Therapeutics Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in June 1996. United Therapeutics Corporation has a market cap of $2.67 billion; its shares were traded at around $52.51 with a P/E ratio of 10.6 and P/S ratio of 3.6.

John Hussman bought 500,000 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2012, which is 0.67% of the $4.15 billion portfolio of Hussman Economtrics Advisors. Hotchkis & Wiley owns 266,800 shares as of 09/30/2012, an increase of 270.56% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.088% of the $16.9 billion portfolio of Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC.

United Therapeutics recently reported its third quarter 2012 financial results. Total revenues for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012 were $242.5 million, up from $201.7 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2011. Net income for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012 was $78.1 million or $1.52 per basic share, compared to $84.4 million or $1.45 per basic share for the same quarter in 2011. Gross margin from sales was $212.9 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012, compared to$178.3 million for the same quarter last year.

CFO John Maxim Ferrari sold 1,550 shares of UTHR stock on 10/04/2012 at the average price of $58. The price of the stock has decreased by 9.47% since. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (KTOS): President and CEO Eric M. Demarco Bought 30,332 Shares

President & CEO of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (KTOS) Eric M. Demarco bought 30,332 shares during the past week at an average price of $4.88. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. incorporated in the state of New York on Dec. 19, 1994 and began operations in March 1995. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. has a market cap of $277.926 million; its shares were traded at around $4.88 with a P/E ratio of 8.6 and P/S ratio of 0.3.

Kartos recently reported third quarter fiscal year 2012 revenues of$276.3 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $34.4 million, or 12.5 percent of revenues, and Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $19.7 million. Third quarter fiscal 2012 revenue of $276.3 million increased organically 10.2 percent sequentially over the second quarter of 2012.

Executive Vice President and CFO Deanna H. Lund bought 5,000 shares of KTOS stock on 12/12/2012 at the average price of $4.43. Deanna H. Lund owns at least 41,075 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 10.16% since. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

GAMCO Investors Inc (GBL): Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner Mario J. Gabelli Bought 2,885 Shares

Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner of GAMCO Investors Inc (GBL) Mario J. Gabelli bought 2,885 shares on 12/21/2012 at an average price of $49.65. GAMCO Investors Inc. was originally founded in 1976 as an institutional broker-dealer. Gamco Investors Inc has a market cap of $1.35 billion; its shares were traded at around $49.65 with a P/E ratio of 15.9 and P/S ratio of 4. The dividend yield of Gamco Investors Inc stocks is 0.4%. Gamco Investors Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 3.1% over the past 10 years.

GBL recently announced third quarter 2012 earnings of $19.0 million or $0.72 per fully diluted share versus $7.7 million or $0.29 per fully diluted share in the third quarter 2011. Third quarter 2012 earnings include a charge of $2.1 million or $0.08 per diluted share.

Michael Price owns 72,200 shares as of 09/30/2012, which accounts for 0.53% of the $680 million portfolio of MFP Investors LLC. John Keeley owns 371,000 shares as of 09/30/2012, which accounts for 0.41% of the $4.53 billion portfolio of Keeley Fund Management.


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