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Top 5 Insider Buys Reported Over the Past Week

August 20, 2013 | About:
Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener the following five companies reported the largest insider buys last week. These are the largest insider buys in terms of transaction amount, level of insider making buys and number of insiders buying.

Hilltop Holdings (
HTH)

Over the past two weeks two corporate made buys into Hilltop Holdings.

On Aug. 8, President and CEO Jeremy Ford bought 62,500 shares at an average price of $15.66. This cost the CEO a total of $978,750. Since this buy, the price per share has increased approximately 0.77%. After his most recent buy, Ford holds a total of 92,500 shares of company stock.

On Aug. 9, President and COO of PlainsCapital James Huffines bought a total of 12,500 shares of Hilltop. The COO bought these shares at an average price of $15.67 per share. Huffines spent a total of $195,875 on this transaction. Since his buy, the price per share has increased approximately 0.7%. Huffines now owns a total of 354,731 shares.

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Hilltop is a Dallas-based financial holding company that endeavors to make acquisitions or effect business combinations. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, PlainsCapital Corporation, a regional commercial banking franchise, it has three operating subsidiaries: PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending, and First Southwest.

Hilltop Holdings’ historical revenue and net income:

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The company’s second quarter financials reported:

· Assets increased to $7.4 billion, up from $7.2 billion last quarter.

· Total stockholders’ equity decreased by $6.8 million.

· Hilltop holds over $200 million of freely usable cash.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

Hilltop Holdings has a market cap of $1.31 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $15.59 with a P/E ratio of 20.30, a P/S ratio of 1.70 and a P/B ratio of 1.2.

KEYW Holding (KEYW)

Over the past week President and CEO Leonard Moodispaw made a large buy into KEYW Holding. The guru purchased a total of 10,000 shares at $11.50 per share. Moodispaw spent a total of $115,000 on this transaction. Since his most recent buy, the price per share has increased approximately 0.43%. Moodispaw now holds on to a total of 616,614 shares of KEYW Holdings.

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This buy also came as the price of KEYW stock is at a 1-year low.

KEYW provides cyber superiority, cybersecurity and geospatial intelligence solutions for U.S Government intelligence and defense customers and commercial enterprises. The company creates solutions by combining services and expertise with hardware, software and proprietary technology to meet customers’ requirements.

KEYW Holdings’ historical revenue and net income:

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The company’s second quarter financials reported:

· Revenue of $78.3 million, up 39%.

· GAAP loss per share was $0.06, compared to earnings per share $0.01 last year.

· Adjusted EBITDA was $6.5 million, compared to $7.6 million in Q2 2012.

· Net cash was at $9 million.

KEYW Holdings has a market cap of $426.5 million. Its shares are currently traded at around $11.66 with a P/E ratio of 390.70, a P/S ratio of 1.40 and a P/B ratio of 1.40.

Hudson Pacific Properties (HPP)

Over the past week, two insiders made significant buys into Hudson Pacific Properties.

CEO Victor Coleman added 7,000 shares to holdings at an average price of $20.27 per share. This cost the CEO a total of $141,890. Since his buy, the price per share has dropped approximately -1.53%. Coleman now owns at least 544,964 shares of company stock.

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Hudson is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate Company focused on owning, operating and acquiring high-quality office and media and entertainment properties in select growth markets primarily in Northern and Southern California.

Hudson Pacific Properties’ historical revenue and net income:

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The company’s second quarter financials reported:

· FFO of $13.9 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, up from $9.5 million, or $0.22 per share.

· Completed new and renewal leases totaling 276,897 square feet.

· Completed two acquisitions in California and announced that they would acquire a property in Seattle.

· Declared and paid a quarterly dividend of $0.125.

Hudson Pacific Properties has a market cap of $1.15 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $20.24 with a P/E ratio of 21.10, a P/S ratio of 5.50 and a P/B ratio of 1.30. The company offers a dividend yield of 2.50%.

Walker & Dunlop (WD)

Over the past week, Walker & Dunlop reported two notable buys coming from corporate executives.

On Aug. 12, Director Mitchell Gaynor bought 3,000 shares of WD at an average price of $14.51 per share. This transaction cost him a total of $43,530. Since this buy, the price per share has increased approximately -0.68%. Gaynor now holds on to at least 18,543 shares of company stock.

Chairman, President and CEO William Walker also made a buy on Aug. 12. The CEO purchased a total of 10,000 shares at an average price of $14.68 per share. This cost the CEO a total of $146,800. Since his buy, the share price has dropped approximately -0.68%. Walker now holds over 1.7 million shares of Walker & Dunlop stock.

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Walker & Dunlop is a provider of commercial real estate financial services in the United States, with a primary focus on multifamily lending.

Walker & Dunlop’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Walker & Dunlop reports that the company has issued $444.361 million of debt in the past three years, the company’s revenue has been in decline over the past three years and that the price has hit a three year low.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently undervalued:

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Walker & Dunlop has a market cap of $509.4 million. Its shares are currently trading at around $14.58 with a P/E ratio of 11.50, a P/S ratio of 1.40 and a P/B ratio of 1.30.

Century Casinos (CNTY)

Two insiders made notable buys last week into Century Casinos.

Chairman of the Board and Co-CEO Erwin Haitzmann purchased a total of 155,250 shares as the price was trading at around $2.93 per share. This transaction cost the Chairman a total of $454,882.50. Since his buy, the price per share is up 46.76%. Haitzmann now owns over 1.6 million shares of company stock.

Vice Chairman, President and Co-CEO Peter Hoetzinger purchased a smaller 94,397 shares at an average price of $2.93 per share. This cost Hoetzinger a total of 276,583.21. Since his buy, the share price has increased approximately 46.76%. Hoetzinger now owns at least 1.2 million shares of company stock.

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Century Casinos is an international casino entertainment company. The company develops and operates gaming establishments and related lodging and restaurant facilities around the world.

Century Casinos’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on the company reports that the price is at a 5-year high, the company’s P/S ratio is at a 3-year high and that the gross margin has been in a long term decline of -2.9% year.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently undervalued:

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Century Casinos has a market cap of $108.1 million. Its shares are currently trading at around $4.42 with a P/E ratio of 15.10, a P/S ratio of 1.30 and a P/B ratio of 0.90.

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