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Weekly Top Insider Buys: Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Marvel Entertainment Inc., FPL Group Inc., NII Holdings Inc., Huntsman Corp.

December 21, 2008 | About:

Weekly highlight of top insider buys: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), Marvel Entertainment Inc. (MVL), FPL Group Inc. (FPL), NII Holdings Inc. (NIHD), Huntsman Corp. (HUN)

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS): Director Stephen Friedman Bought 37,300 Shares

Director of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Stephen Friedman, bought 37,300 shares on 12/17/2008 at an average price of $80.73.

Goldman Sachs is a global investment banking and securities firm that provides a full range of investing advisory and financing services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high net worth individuals. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has a market cap of $26.79 billion; its shares were traded at around $80.73 with a P/E ratio of 4.1 and P/S ratio of 0.3. The dividend yield of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.stocks is 2.07%. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 24.5% over the past 10 years.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had an annual total revenue of 53,579 million, a gross profit of 22,222 million, an operating income of 2,336 million, and a net income of 2,322 million.

As of the third quarter, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is owned by 12 Gurus. David Winters, David Williams, Brian Rogers, Richard Snow, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Chris Davis, Ron Baron, Tom Gayner, George Soros, Bill Miller, Mark Hillman, and Kenneth Fisher all own shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. In the same quarter, Chuck Akre, Robert Olstein, Arnold Schneider, and Richard Perry sold out their holdings.

Director Stephen Friedman bought 37,300 shares of GS stock in December; the price of the stock has decreased by 0.06% since. President and Co-COO, Director Jon Winkelried sold 29,597 shares of GS stock in July; the price of the stock has decreased by 53.94% since.

Marvel Entertainment Inc. (MVL): Director James Breyer Bought 25,000 Shares

Director of Marvel Entertainment Inc., James Breyer, bought 25,000 shares on 12/17/2008 at an average price of $29.25.

With a library of over 5000 characters, Marvel Entertainment Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel's operations are focused on utilizing its character franchises in licensing entertainment publishing and toys. Areas of emphasis include feature films, DVD/home video, consumer products, video games, action figures, and role-playing toys, television, and promotions. Marvel Entertainment Inc. has a market cap of $2.3 billion; its shares were traded at around $29.25 with a P/E ratio of 13.6 and P/S ratio of 4.73. Marvel Entertainment Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 15.4% over the past 5 years.

For the third quarter, Marvel Entertainment Inc. had a quarterly total revenue of 182.50 million, a gross profit of 122.15 million, an operating income of 85.73 million, and a net income of 50.3 million.

Marvel Entertainment Inc. is owned by 2 Gurus. As of 9/30/08, Richard Aster Jr owns 803,700 shares, which accounts for 1.04% of the $2.63 billion portfolio of Meridian Fund. Ron Baron owns 2,808,700 shares, which accounts for 0.62% of the $15.41 billion portfolio of Baron Funds.

EVP and CFO Kenneth P West bought 1,700 shares of MVL stock on 10/10/2008; the price of the stock has increased by more than 8% since. Director James Breyer bought 25,000 shares of MVL stock in December; the price of the stock has decreased by less than 1% since. EVP, Office of Chief Executive David Maisel bought 100,000 shares of MVL stock in November; the price of the stock has increased by 19.93% since. Directors Sid Ganis and Morton E Handel sold shares of MVL stock in November.



FPL Group Inc. (FPL): Director Hyatt J Brown Bought 10,000 Shares

Director of FPL Group Inc., Hyatt J Brown, bought 10,000 shares on 12/15/2008 at an average price of $50.39.

FPL Group Inc. is a public utility holding company. FPL Group's principal subsidiary, FPL, is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy. FPL Group Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FPL Group, holds the capital stock and provides funding for the operating subsidiaries other than FPL. FPL Group Inc. has a market cap of $18.92 billion; its shares were traded at around $50.39 with a P/E ratio of 12.7 and P/S ratio of 1.24. The dividend yield of FPL Group Inc. stocks is 3.85%. FPL Group Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 3.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated FPL Group Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

For the third quarter, FPL Group Inc. had a quarterly total revenue of 5,387 million, an operating of 1,316 million, and a net income of 774 million.

As of 9/30/08, FPL Group Inc. is owned by 4 Gurus. HOTCHKIS & WILEY owns 5,830,550 shares, a position which accounts for 1.95% of the $15.02 billion portfolio of HOTCHKIS & WILEY Capital Management LLC. Kenneth Fisher owns 6,011 shares. This position accounts for less than 0.01% of the $31.63 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC. Robert Bruce owns 12,800 shares, which accounts for 0.9% of the $97 million portfolio of Bruce & Co., Inc. Dodge & Cox owns 45,033 shares, which accounts for less than 0.01% of the $90.25 billion portfolio of Dodge & Cox.

Director Hyatt J Brown bought 10,000 shares of FPL stock last week; the price of the stock has increased almost 10% since. VP/CAO of Sub K Michael Davis, Director of Sub James L Robo and Ex. VP-Human Resources of Sub Robert H Escoto sold less than 10,000 shares of FPL stock in the last few months.

NII Holdings Inc (NIHD): VP of Business Operations John Mcmahon Bought 21,400 Shares

VP of Business Operations of NII Holdings Inc, John Mcmahon, bought 21,400 shares on 12/18/2008 at an average price of $18.17.

NII Holdings, formerly known as Nextel International, is one of the world's leading providers of fully integrated wireless communication services designed to meet the needs of business customers in selected international markets. Principal operations are in major business centers and related transportation corridors of Argentina Brazil Mexico and Peru. NII Holdings Inc has a market cap of $3.17 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.17 with a P/E ratio of 6.8 and P/S ratio of 0.96. NII Holdings Inc had an annual average earning growth of 30.7% over the past 5 years.

NII Holdings Inc. had a quarterly total revenue of 1,182.72 million, a gross profit of 714.68 million, an operating income of 219.01 million, and a net income of 91.79 million.

NII Holdings Inc is owned by 3 Gurus, as of 9/30/08. George Soros owns 65,145 shares which account for 0.09% of the $2.81 billion portfolio of Soros Fund Management LLC. Bill Miller owns 5,461,000 shares, which accounts for 5.5% of the $14.27 billion portfolio of Legg Mason Value Trust. Ron Baron owns 616,473 shares, which accounts for 0.15% of the $15.41 billion portfolio of Baron Funds.

VP of Business Operations John Mcmahon and VP and General Counsel Gary Begeman bought shares of NIHD stock in December and November respectively; the price per share has decreased by more than 1% since. VP and General Counsel Gary Begeman and Director Donald Guthrie both bought 5,000 shares of NIHD stock in November and October respectively.



Huntsman Corp. (HUN): Exec VP, GC and Sec Samuel D Scruggs Bought 125,000 Shares

Exec VP, GC and Sec of Huntsman Corp., Samuel D Scruggs, bought 125,000 shares on 12/16/2008 at an average price of $3.46. The company is among the world's largest global manufacturers of differentiated and commodity chemical products for a variety of industrial and consumer applications. Huntsman Corp. has a market cap of $1.37 billion; its shares were traded at around $3.46 with a P/E ratio of 17.2 and P/S ratio of 0.14. The dividend yield of Huntsman Corp. stocks is 6.84%.

As of the third quarter, Huntsman Corp. had a total revenue of 2,730 million, a gross profit of 350.80 million, an operating income of 67.10 million, and a net income of -20.20 million.

Huntsman Corp. is owned by 1 Guru. Charles Brandes bought 622,286 shares in the quarter that ended on 09/30/2008, which is 0.03% of the $27.58 billion portfolio of Brandes Investment. Richard Perry sold out his holdings in the same quarter.

President, CEO, Director, 10% Owner Peter R Huntsman bought 429,000 shares of HUN stock last week; the price of the stock has increased by 11.61% since. Exec VP and CFO J Kimo Esplin bought 16,000 shares of HUN stock last week; the price of the stock has increased by more than 12% since.

Division President Anthony P Hankins, Sr. VP, Purchasing Brian V Ridd, Exec VP, GC and Sec Samuel D Scruggs, VP and Controller Lawrence Russell Healy, Director Richard A Michaelson, Director Marsha Johnson Evans, and Director Wayne A Reaud bought shares of HUN stock in December.

  • 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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