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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: IDTI, VAC, UAL, KRO, HSII

September 03, 2013 | About:
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:



Integrated Device Technology (IDTI): Interim President and CEO Jeffrey Stephen McCreary Bought 60,000 Shares

Interim President and CEO of Integrated Device Technology (IDTI) Jeffrey Stephen McCreary bought 60,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $8.72. Integrated Device Technology was incorporated in California in 1980 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1987. Integrated Device Technology has a market cap of $1.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $8.72 with a P/E ratio of 39.00 and P/S ratio of 2.66.

IDTI recently reported its financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2014. Revenue for the fiscal first quarter of 2014 was $118 million, compared with $130.2 million reported in the same period one year ago.

Director John A. Schofield sold 5,000 shares of IDTI stock on 08/29/2013 at the average price of $8.96. John A. Schofield owns at least 27,252 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.68% since.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (VAC): President and CEO Stephen P. Weisz Bought 8,000 Shares [/b]President and CEO of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (VAC) Stephen P. Weisz bought 8,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $43.60. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is a Delaware Corporation. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp has a market cap of $1.54 billion; its shares were traded at around $43.60 with a P/E ratio of 30.67 and P/S ratio of 0.94.

VAC recently reported its second quarter 2013 financial results. Second quarter 2013 net income totaled $30 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, compared to net income of $5 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012. Development margin increased to 23.1 percent in the second quarter of 2013 from 9.3 percent in the second quarter of 2012.

Ron Baron owns 483,052 shares as of 06/30/2013, an increase of 39.15% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.11% of the $19.21 billion portfolio of Baron Funds.

13D Group Owning More Than 10% David S. Marriott sold 6,000 shares of VAC stock on 06/13/2013 at the average price of $43.39. David S. Marriott owns at least 2,094,883 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.48% since.

[b]United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL): Chairman, President and CEO Jeffery A. Smisek Bought 9,054 Shares


Chairman, President and CEO of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) Jeffery A. Smisek bought 9,054 shares on 08/27/2013 at an average price of $28.46. United Continental Holdings Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on Dec. 30, 1968. United Continental Holdings Inc. has a market cap of $10.13 billion; its shares were traded at around $28.46 with a P/E ratio of 10.00 and P/S ratio of 0.35.

UAL recently reported second-quarter 2013 net income of $521 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, excluding $52 million of special charges. Including special charges, UAL reported second-quarter 2013 net income of $469 million, an increase of 38% year-over-year, or $1.21 per diluted share.

George Soros owns 3,059,666 shares as of 06/30/2013, an increase of 567.18% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 1% of the $9.22 billion portfolio of Soros Fund Management LLC. PRIMECAP Management owns 7,521,595 shares as of 06/30/2013, an increase of 15.03% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.34% of the $69.92 billion portfolio of PRIMECAP Management.

Director Charles Yamarone sold 15,750 shares of UAL stock on 05/14/2013 at the average price of $33.33. Charles Yamarone owns at least 4,264 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 14.61% since.

Kronos Worldwide Inc. (KRO): Vice Chairman of the Board and CEO Steven L. Watson Bought 14,250 Shares

Vice Chairman of the Board and CEO of Kronos Worldwide Inc. (KRO) Steven L. Watson bought 14,250 shares during the past week at an average price of $14.81. Kronos Worldwide Inc. is a Delaware Corporation. The company is a global producer and marketer of value-added titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2). Kronos Worldwide Inc. has a market cap of $1.72 billion; its shares were traded at around $14.81 with a P/E ratio of 42.60 and P/S ratio of 0.95. The dividend yield of Kronos Worldwide Inc. stocks is 4.05%. Kronos WorldwideInc. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.4% over the past 10 years.

KRO recently reported a net loss for the second quarter of 2013 of $33.9 million, or $.29 per share, compared to net income of $64.5 million, or $.56 per share, in the second quarter of 2012.

Joel Greenblatt bought 183,841 shares in the quarter that ended on 06/30/2013, which is 0.13% of the $2.35 billion portfolio of Gotham Capital.

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (HSII): Interim CEO Jory J. Marino Bought 9,917 Shares

Interim CEO of Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (HSII) Jory J. Marino bought 9,917 shares on 08/23/2013 at an average price of $15.03. Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. was formed as a Delaware corporation in 1999. Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. has a market cap of $272.497 million; its shares were traded at around $15.03 with a P/E ratio of 61.73 and P/S ratio of 0.58. The dividend yield of Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. stocks is 3.46%.

Arnold Van Den Berg owns 384,434 shares as of 06/30/2013, which accounts for 0.66% of the $975 million portfolio of Century Management. Joel Greenblatt owns 114,678 shares as of 06/30/2013, which accounts for 0.082% of the $2.35 billion portfolio of Gotham Capital. HOTCHKIS & WILEY owns 369,100 shares as of 06/30/2013, which accounts for 0.031% of the $20.06 billion portfolio of Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC.

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