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Weekly Top Insider Buys: MackCali Realty Corp., Johnson Controls Inc., Ferrellgas Partners L.P. Common Units, Xilinx Inc., Huntington Bancshares Inc.

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Highlight of top insider buys: MackCali Realty Corp. (CLI), Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI), Ferrellgas Partners L.P. Common Units (FGP), Xilinx Inc. (XLNX), Huntington Bancshares Inc. (HBAN).

MackCali Realty Corp. (CLI): Director Martin S. Berger Bought 15,000 Shares

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (CLI) declared their quarterly dividend of $0.64 a share. For the third quarter ended in November, the REIT pulled in a higher net income of $23.5 million or $0.34 per share compared to $16.5 million or $0.26 per share from the previous year. The company’s FFO also increased by 15.5% to $77.5 million or $0.93 per share compared to a previous $67.1 million or $0.86 per share. The company’s quarterly positive gain was due to an increase in occupancy and rental price.

Director of MackCali Realty Corp. Martin S. Berger bought 15,000 shares on 1/18/08 at $30.65, and Director Roy J. Zuckerberg bought 2,000 shares on 11/21/07 at $35.08.

Director John R. Cali sold 35,000 shares of CLI stock on 12/05/07 at $34.78.

MackCali Realty Corp. has a market cap of $2.32 billion; its shares were traded at around $30.65 with a P/E ratio of 14.04 and P/S ratio of 2.84. The dividend yield of MackCali Realty Corp. stocks is 8.7%.

Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI): Vice President Beda Bolzenius Bought 4,500 Shares

Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)’s first quarter profit rose by 45%, as shares drop from weak housing and auto demand. The company earnings increased to $235 million or $0.39 per share from $162 million or $0.27 per share for the quarter ended in December. The 52-week share price range has been between $29 and $44.46.

As of September, Richard Pzena owns 111,225 shares, Kenneth Fisher owns 35,809 shares of JCI holdings, and George Soros sold out of all his JCI holdings.

Vice President Beda Bolzenius bought 4,500 shares of JCI stock on 1/24/08 at $32.80.

Johnson Controls, Inc. is an interior experience, building efficiency, and power solutions company. It operates in three segments: Building Efficiency, Automotive Experience, and Power Solutions. Johnson Controls Inc. has a market cap of $19.63 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.5 with a P/E ratio of 14.99 and P/S ratio of 0.54. The dividend yield of Johnson Controls Inc. stocks is 1.6%.

Ferrellgas Partners L.P. Common Units (FGP): Director John R. Lowden Bought 5,000 Shares

The propane distributor, Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (FGP), announced its EBITDA to increase by 18% to $23.3 million compared to a previous $19.7 million. The company lowered its net loss by 22% to 22.9 million for the quarter ended in December. Recently, FGP received litigation from Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, who claimed the company had placed fees without its customer’s consent.

Director John R Lowden bought 5,000 shares of FGP stock on Tuesday at $20.33.

Ferrellgas Partners L.P. Common Units has a market cap of $1.35 billion; its shares were traded at around $20.71 with a P/E ratio of 33.03 and P/S ratio of 0.67. The dividend yield of Ferrellgas Partners L.P. Common Units stocks is 9.9%.

Xilinx Inc. (XLNX): VP & CFO Jon A. Olson Bought 5,000 Shares; Director John Michael Patterson Bought 2,000 Shares

Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX), developer of integrated software and circuit systems, reported third quarter profit rise by 18% with an income of $103.6 million or $0.35. The company’s new product and robust boosted its revenue to $474.8 million. The 52-week share trading range was between $18.87 and $30.50.

VP CFO Jon A. Olson bought 5,000 shares on Wednesday at $20.96, Director John Michael Patterson bought 2,000 shares on Tuesday at $21.12, and Director Marshall C. Turner bought 1,800 shares late-August at $25.34.

Director William G. Howard Jr. sold 48,000 shares on 12/07/07 at $22.41, and Director John L. Doyle sold 4,000 shares on 08/21/07 at $24.87.

Xilinx Inc. has a market cap of $6.3 billion; its shares were traded at around $22.12 with a P/E ratio of 18.48 and P/S ratio of 3.54. The dividend yield of Xilinx Inc. stocks is 2.2%.

Huntington Bancshares Inc. (HBAN): Chief Risk Officer & EVP James W. Nelson Bought 3,700 Shares

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) plunged into a fourth quarter loss of $239.3 million or $0.65 per share compared to previous earnings of $87.7 million, or $0.37 per share. The regional bank set aside $405.8 million to losses on sub-prime loans. The company reported annual earnings of $75.2 million or $0.25 per share compared to $461.2 million or $1.92 a share, in 2006. After the Fed’s rate cut, Huntington also lowered its prime rate to 6.5%.

As of September, Bruce Sherman and David Dreman own 8,713,150 shares, 394,590 shares, respectively.

Chief Risk Officer & EVP James W. Nelson bought 3,700 shares on Tuesday at $11.01. In August, EVP Nelson bought another 1,176 shares at $17.10. Since July of 2007, other insider buys were made between $16.69 and $17.71: Director Raymond J. Biggs bought 10,000 shares; Director Michael J. Endres bought 9,000 shares; Director Jonathan A. Levy bought 2,000 shares; Director Gerard P. Mastroiannni bought 1,500 shares; Director David P. Lauer bought 1,450 shares; and Director Gene E. Little bought 1,000 shares.

Huntington Bancshares Inc. has a market cap of $4.36 billion; its shares were traded at around $12.11 with a P/E ratio of 48.06 and P/S ratio of 3.32. The dividend yield of Huntington Bancshares Inc. stocks is 9.9%.


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