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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: OPK, LJPC, SFNC, HAFC, TUBE

July 28, 2014 | 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:

Opko Health Inc (OPK): CEO & Chairman, 10% Owner Phillip Frost Bought 40,000 Shares

CEO & Chairman, 10% Owner of Opko Health Inc (OPK) Phillip Frost bought 40,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $9.00. Opko Health, Inc. was originally incorporated in Delaware in October 1991 under the name Cytoclonal Pharmaceutics. Opko Health Inc has a market cap of $3.72 billion; its shares were traded at around $9.00 with and P/S ratio of 39.13. Opko Health Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 4.40% over the past 10 years.

Opko Health recently reported its first quarter 2014 financial results. The company announced that net loss attributable to common shareholders increased to $45.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared to $34.6 million in the comparable period of 2013.

George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) owns 1,494,800 shares as of 03/31/2014, an increase of 76.98% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.14% of the $10.12 billion portfolio of Soros Fund Management LLC. Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) owns 15,000 shares as of 03/31/2014, which accounts for 0.0008% of the $18.53 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors.

Vice Chairman & CTO Jane Hsiao bought 10,000 shares of OPK stock onApril 14 at the average price of 8.03. Jane Hsiao owns at least 21,338,212 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 12.08% since.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co (LJPC): President, CEO & Secretary, 10% Owner George Tidmarsh Bought 19,000 Shares

President, CEO & Secretary, 10% Owner of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co (LJPC) George Tidmarsh bought 19,000 shares on July 23 at an average price of $11.26. La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. was incorporated in 1989 in Delaware and reincorporated in California in 2012. La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co has a market cap of $88.585 million; its shares were traded at around $11.26 .

Simmons First National Corp (SFNC): Chairman & CEO George Jr Makris Bought 5,000 Shares

Chairman & CEO of Simmons First National Corp (SFNC) George Makris bought 5,000 shares on July 22 at an average price of $39.11. Simmons First National Corporation is incorporated in Arkansas. Simmons First National Corp has a market cap of $637.972 million; its shares were traded at around $39.11 with a P/E ratio of 29.30 and P/S ratio of 3.53. The dividend yield of Simmons First National Corp stocks is 2.20%.

Simmons First National recently announced record core earnings of $9.2 million for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of $2.7 million, or 42.8%, compared to the same quarter last year. Diluted core earnings per share were a record $0.56, an increase of $0.17, or 43.6%.

Director Steven A Cosse bought 4,000 shares of SFNC stock on July 23 at the average price of 38.94. Steven A Cosse owns at least 2,720 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.44% since.

Hanmi Financial Corp (HAFC): President & CEO Chong Guk Kum Bought 8,750 Shares

President & CEO of Hanmi Financial Corp (HAFC) Chong Guk Kum bought 8,750 shares on July 25 at an average price of $20.97. Hanmi Financial Corporation serves as the holding company for its subsidiary, Hanmi Bank. Hanmi Financial Corp has a market cap of $667.737 million; its shares were traded at around $20.97 with a P/E ratio of 16.30 and P/S ratio of 4.70. The dividend yield of Hanmi Financial Corp stocks is 1.34%.

James Barrow (Trades, Portfolio) owns 1,536,980 shares as of March 31, which accounts for 0.051% of the $69.88 billion portfolio of Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss.

Director David Rosenblum bought 5,000 shares of HAFC stock on May 2 at the average price of 21.92. David Rosenblum owns at least 5,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 4.33% since.

TubeMogul Inc (TUBE): President, CEO & Director Brett Wilson Bought 15,000 Shares

President, CEO & Director of TubeMogul Inc (TUBE) Brett Wilson bought 15,000 shares on July 23 at an average price of $9.61. Tubemogul Inc has a market cap of $275.671 million; its shares were traded at around $9.61 with and P/S ratio of 3.07.

CFO Paul K Joachim bought 5,000 shares of TUBE stock on July 23 at the average price of 7. Paul K Joachim owns at least 27,500 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 37.29% since.

  • 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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