CNET Networks Inc. (CNET): Partners LLC Jana Bought 2,092,449 Shares
The online media company, CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET), made seven business acquisitions for $27.4 million in 2007. The company reported that their third quarter loss in 2007 had increased due to $19 million in impairment charges; they lost $16.6 million or $0.11 a share compared to $2.3 million or $0.02 in 2006. CNET recently sold its $70 million photo sharing website, Webshots, as a loss to American Greetings for $45 million.
George Soros initiated CNET holdings and bought 11,191 shares in the last third quarter.
The current 10% Owner Partners Llc Jana bought 2,317,212 shares of CNET stock on 01/14/08 at $8.84; also, in 01/10/08, Partners Jana LLC bought another 2,092,449 more shares at $8.42. Asset Management Corp Sandell—13D Group Members who own more than 10%, bought 1,970,000 shares on 01/10/08 at $8.37.
CNET Networks Inc. has a market cap of $1.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $8.45 with P/S ratio of 3.16.
Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN): Executive Vice President Morris J. Huey II Bought 8,000 Shares
Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN), a Kansas regional savings bank, announced their fourth quarter earnings to drop by 33%. For the fiscal year ended on 09/30/07, company’s profits lowered to $32.3 million or $0.44 a share from $48.1 million or $0.66 in 2006. Net income from interest in mortgage backed securities also dropped by 16.2% to $106.4 million.
Executive Vice President Morris J. Huey II bought 8,000 shares of CFFN stock on 01/09/08 at $29.40. Two sells were made by Director B. B. Andersen, who sold 1,810 shares on 11/14/07 at $33.74, and Executive Vice President R. Joe Aleshire, who sold 2,000 shares on 08/21/07 at $35.77.
Capitol Federal Financial has a market cap of $2.14 billion; its shares were traded at around $29.17 with P/E ratio of 65.15 and P/S ratio of 16.58. The dividend yield of Capitol Federal Financial stocks is 6.7%.
The Cooper Companies Inc. (COO): Director Donald Press Bought 5,000 Shares; VP & General Counsel Daniel G. Mcbride Bought 4,000 Shares
The Cooper Companies, Inc. (COO), a healthcare product manufacturer, shares dipped to a seven-year low. COO reported that acquisition and integration expenses in the fourth quarter made the company sink into a loss of $24.2 million or $0.54 compared to a profit of $13.6 million or $0.30 a year ago. In the overall fiscal year ended in October, COO took in a loss of $11.2 million or $0.25 compared to the previous year with a profit of $68.3 million or $1.44.
Director of The Cooper Companies Inc. Donald Press bought 5,000 shares on 01/10/08 at $38.57, and VP & General Counsel Daniel G. Mcbride bought 4,000 shares 01/09/08 at $37.59. Another insider buy was made by Director Moses Marx, who bought 20,000 shares on 12/27/07 at $37.33. President & CEO A. Thomas Bender sold a total of 50,000 shares in September at around $52.
The Cooper Companies Inc. has a market cap of $1.74 billion; its shares were traded at around $38.57 with P/S ratio of 1.82. The dividend yield of The Cooper Companies Inc. stocks is 0.2%.
KB Home (KBH): EVP, Gen. Counsel, Secretary Wendy C. Shiba Bought 3,500 Shares
KB Home (KBH) widened their fourth quarter loss to $773 million as land sales plunged by 48% to $50.3 million; the results were ten times below analysts’ expectations. Sour land and housing sales were a sector wide phenomenon: KBH lost $331.6 million in operating cost, and Lennar lost $344.7 million in the third quarter. Stock shares of KB Home dropped by 76% since their high at $90 a share a year ago.
EVP, Gen. Counsel, Secretary Wendy C. Shiba bought 3,500 shares of KBH stock on 01/09/08 at $15.84. Also in October, EVP Shiba bought another 2,000 more shares $27.50. Since July, SVP, Human Resources John Staines bought a total of 3,500 shares at $15.86 to $31.16.
KB Home has a market cap of $1.42 billion; its shares were traded at around $17 with P/S ratio of 0.20. The dividend yield of KB Home stocks is 5.4%.
The Men's Wearhouse Inc. (MW): Director Larry R. Katzen Bought 5,000 Shares
Due to poor same-store sales, the apparel retailer, Men's Wearhouse, Inc. (MW), lowered their fourth quarter profit guidance. Upon lower expectations, the company stock shares dropped over 10%. Analysts expect earnings to be $0.46 a share for the quarter, and $2.89 for the year.
Two buys were made this Monday by Director Sheldon Stein I, who bought 2,000 shares at $18.50, and Director Larry R Katzen, who bought 5,000 shares at $17.90. Since July, Chairman of the Board, CEO, and Director George Zimmer sold a total of 115,500 shares between $39.94 and $53.49.
The Men's Wearhouse Inc. has a market cap of $1.03 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.08 with P/E ratio of 5.80 and P/S ratio of 0.47. The dividend yield of The Men's Wearhouse Inc. stocks is 1%.