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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: PKOH, CQB, CBB, GTI, RSE

March 25, 2013 | 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:



Park-Ohio Holdings Corp (PKOH): CEO, COB and 10% Owner Edward F. Crawford Bought 20,000 Shares

CEO, COB and 10% Owner of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp (PKOH) Edward F. Crawford bought 20,000 shares on 03/15/2013 at an average price of $30.48. Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. was incorporated as an Ohio corporation in 1998. Park-Ohio Holdings Corp has a market cap of $372.862 million; its shares were traded at around $30.48 with a P/E ratio of 11.6279 and P/S ratio of 0.3256.

PKOH recently reported its fourth quarter 2012 financial results. Net sales were $275.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, an increase of $41.1 million, or 18%, from net sales of $234.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. ParkOhio reported net income of $7.7 million, or $.63 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Mario Gabelli owns 1,027,302 shares as of 12/31/2012, which accounts for 0.16% of the $13.61 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors.

Director Corporate Development Patrick W. Fogarty sold 2,000 shares of PKOH stock on 03/18/2013 at the average price of $28.31. Patrick W. Fogarty owns at least 41,536 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 7.67% since.

Chiquita Brands International (CQB): President and CEO Edward F. Lonergan Bought 50,800 Shares

President and CEO of Chiquita Brands International (CQB) Edward F. Lonergan bought 50,800 shares on 03/15/2013 at an average price of $7.86. Chiquita Brands International Inc. operates as an international marketer and distributor of bananas and other fresh produce sold under the Chiquita and other brand names in more than 90 countries and of packaged salads sold under the Fresh Express and other brand names mainly in the U.S. Chiquita Brands International has a market cap of $364.733 million; its shares were traded at around $7.86 with and P/S ratio of 0.1176.

CQB recently announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2012 financial results. The company reported GAAP net loss of $408 million in 2012 compared to GAAP net income of $57 million for the full year 2011.

Senior Vice President and CFO Brian W. Kocher sold 1,041 shares of CQB stock on 02/26/2013 at the average price of $6.32. Brian W. Kocher owns at least 152,451 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 24.37% since. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.

Cincinnati Bell Inc (CBB): President and CEO Theodore H. Torbeck Bought 100,000 Shares

President and CEO of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBB) Theodore H. Torbeck bought 100,000 shares on 03/15/2013 at an average price of $3.33. Cincinnati Bell Inc. is an Ohio corporation, incorporated under the laws of Ohio in 1983. Cincinnati Bell Inc. has a market cap of $674.92 million; its shares were traded at around $3.33 with a P/E ratio of 20.8 and P/S ratio of 0.4625. Cincinnati Bell Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.8% over the past five years.

Mario Gabelli owns 13,728,713 shares as of 12/31/2012, which accounts for 0.55% of the $13.61 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. John Keeley sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2012.

Cincinnati Bell recently reported it fourth quarter 2012 financial results. Revenues of $1.5 billion reflects a 1 percent increase over 2011, while fourth quarter revenue was 3 percent higher than the comparable period in 2011. Operating income for the full year of 2012 was $270 million, up 4 percent compared to 2011, with operating income from the quarter totaling $58 million.

CFO Kurt Freyberger bought 15,000 shares of CBB stock on 03/14/2013 at the average price of $3.33. Kurt Freyberger owns at least 132,873 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0% since.

Vice President and General Counsel Christopher J. Wilson sold 257,757 shares of CBB stock on 12/10/2012 at the average price of $5.07. Christopher J. Wilson owns at least 159,583 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 34.32% since.

GrafTech International Ltd. (GTI): Chairman, CEO and President Craig S. Shular Bought 40,000 Shares

Chairman, CEO and President of GrafTech International Ltd. (GTI) Craig S Shular bought 40,000 shares on 03/15/2013 at an average price of $7.45. GrafTech International Ltd. was founded in 1886 by the National Carbon Company. Graftech International Ltd. has a market cap of $1.01 billion; its shares were traded at around $7.45 with a P/E ratio of 8.8652 and P/S ratio of 0.8338. Graftech International Ltd. had an annual average earnings growth of 1.8% over the past 10 years.

Mario Gabelli owns 5,153,136 shares as of 12/31/2012, which accounts for 0.36% of the $13.61 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors. John Burbank sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2012.

Vice President and CFO Lindon G. Robertson bought 14,000 shares of GTI stock on 03/15/2013 at the average price of $7.27. Lindon G. Robertson owns at least 14,146 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.48% since.

Rouse Properties Inc. (RSE): President and CEO Andrew Silberfein Bought 15,000 Shares

President and CEO of Rouse Properties Inc. (RSE) Andrew Silberfein bought 15,000 shares on 03/21/2013 at an average price of $17.21. Rouse Properties Inc. is a Delaware corporation organized in August 2011. Rouse Properties Inc. has a market cap of $854.1 million; its shares were traded at around $17.21 with and P/S ratio of 3.4. The dividend yield of Rouse Properties Inc. stocks is 1.3%.

RSE recently reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012. Net loss was $(13.6) million, or $(0.28) per diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $(4.9) million, or $(0.14) per diluted share in the prior year period. Net loss per share based on a normalized share count was $(0.27) per share as compared $(0.10) per share in the prior year period.

CFO John A. Wain bought 1,500 shares of RSE stock on 03/21/2013 at the average price of $16.91. John A. Wain owns at least 25,954 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.77% since.


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