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Weekly Top Insider Buys

April 08, 2013 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest insider buys during the past week. The overall trend of insiders is illustrated in the chart below:



Apache Corporation (APA): Director George D. Lawrence Bought 3,000 Shares

Director of Apache Corporation (APA) George D. Lawrence bought 3,000 shares on 04/01/2013 at an average price of $74.2.

Apache Corporation is a Delaware corporation, which was formed in 1954. Apache Corporation has a market cap of $29.07 billion; its shares were traded around $74.2 with a P/E ratio of 15.083. The dividend yield of Apache Corporation stocks is 0.92%. Apache Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 11.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Apache Corporation the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

OnFeb. 14, 2013 Apache Corporation reported record overall production for its fourth consecutive year, as well as record oil and liquids production. Average daily production during 2012 increased to 779,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day, up 5.4 percent compared with the prior year's production, adjusted for dispositions. Oil and gas revenues were a record$16.9 billion, up from$16.8 billion in the prior year. These results contributed to full-year 2012 earnings of $1.9 billion or$4.92 per diluted common share, compared with$4.5 billionor $11.47 per share in 2011. Excluding certain items that management believes affect the comparability of operating results, such as the impact of a ceiling test write-down due primarily to substantially weaker Canadian natural gas prices, Apache reported adjusted earnings* of $3.8 billion or $9.48 per share, compared with$4.7 billion or $11.83 per share in 2011. Cash from operations before changes in operating assets and liabilities* was$10.2 billion, sustaining the record level achieved the prior year even with lower average North American natural gas prices.

Director Charles J. Pitman bought 350 shares of APA stock on 02/26/2013 at the average price of $73.6. Charles J. Pitman owns at least 38,119 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.82% since.

Dollar General Corporation (DG): Director Sandra B. Cochran Bought 1,960 Shares

Director of Dollar General Corporation (DG) Sandra B. Cochran bought 1,960 shares on 04/02/2013 at an average price of $50.4.

Dollar General Corporation has a market cap of $16.49 billion; its shares were traded around $50.4 with a P/E ratio of 17.6991. Dollar General Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 15% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Dollar General Corporation the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On March 25, 2013, Dollar General Corporation reported record sales, operating profit and net income for its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter (13 weeks) and full year (52 weeks) ended Feb. 1, 2013. Net sales increased 0.5 percent to $4.21 billion in the 2012 fourth quarter compared to $4.19 billion in the 2011 fourth quarter. Excluding sales for the week ending Feb. 3, 2012 ("the 2011 53rd week") of $289 million, net sales increased 8.0 percent. Same-store sales, based on the comparable 13-week periods ended Feb. 1, 2013 and Feb. 3, 2012, increased 3.0 percent, resulting from increases in both customer traffic and average transaction amount. Same-store sales increases were primarily driven by consumables.

Division President, Chief Merchandising Officer Todd J. Vasos sold 67,000 shares of DG stock on 04/03/2013 at the average price of $50.75. Todd J. Vasos owns at least 16,695 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.69% since.

For the complete list of stocks that were bought by their company executives, go to: Insider Buys.

  • CEO Buys, CFO Buys: Stocks that are bought by their CEO/CFOs.
  • Insider Cluster Buys: Stocks that multiple company officers and directors have bought.
  • Double Buys:: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying
  • Triple Buys: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying, and Company is buying back.

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