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Richard Aster Jr Buys Apria Healthcare Group Inc., United Stationers Inc., Winnebago Industries Inc., Sells Intersil Corp., Pearson plc, Manitowoc Co. Inc.

Richard Aster Jr, the guy who plays both value and growth sides of Wall Street, buys Apria Healthcare Group Inc., United Stationers Inc., Winnebago Industries Inc., Avon Products Inc., Unisys Corp., Cincinnati Financial Corp., Tuesday Morning Corp., Blount International Inc., Stewart Information Services C, Helen of Troy Ltd., Carnival Corp., Stanley Works, 3M Co., Rohm & Haas Co., Mine Safety Appliances Co., sells Intersil Corp., Pearson plc, Manitowoc Co. Inc., Mellon Financial Corp., Eli Lilly & Co., Hot Topic Inc., Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Common Stock, General Electric Co., Getty Images Inc., DirecTV Group Inc., Equity Residential, Briggs & Stratton Corp., American Power Conversion Corp during the 3-months ended 12/31/2006, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Meridian Fund. Richard Aster Jr owns 128 stocks with a total value of $3.5 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

Added: Annaly Mortgage Management Inc (NLY)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Real Estate Holding & Development company Annaly Mortgage Management Inc by 190.78%. His purchase prices were between $12.87 and $14.01, with an estimated average price of $13.5. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1%. His holdings was 3,866,810 shares as of 12/31/2006. Annaly Mortgage Management Inc closed today at $13.82.

Added: Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Specialized Consumer Services company Rent-A-Center Inc. by 180.66%. His purchase prices were between $27.11 and $29.98, with an estimated average price of $28.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.53%. His holdings was 980,900 shares as of 12/31/2006. Rent-A-Center Inc. closed today at $30.34.

Added: Liz Claiborne Inc. (LIZ)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Clothing & Accessories company Liz Claiborne Inc. by 83.21%. His purchase prices were between $39.45 and $43.86, with an estimated average price of $42.2. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.48%. His holdings was 865,300 shares as of 12/31/2006. Liz Claiborne Inc. closed today at $44.28.

Added: Dionex Corp. (DNEX)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Electronic Equipment company Dionex Corp. by 26.46%. His purchase prices were between $51.98 and $57.64, with an estimated average price of $55.5. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.37%. His holdings was 1,094,912 shares as of 12/31/2006. Dionex Corp. closed today at $63.21.

Added: Beckman Coulter Inc. (BEC)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Medical Equipment company Beckman Coulter Inc. by 55.14%. His purchase prices were between $57.32 and $60.94, with an estimated average price of $59.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.35%. His holdings was 583,500 shares as of 12/31/2006. Beckman Coulter Inc. closed today at $66.12.

Added: Everest Re Group Ltd. (RE)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Property & Casualty Insurance company Everest Re Group Ltd. by 55.35%. His purchase prices were between $97.94 and $101.31, with an estimated average price of $99.5. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.27%. His holdings was 270,000 shares as of 12/31/2006. Everest Re Group Ltd. closed today at $94.5.

Added: ABM Industries Inc. (ABM)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Business Support Services company ABM Industries Inc. by 1017.29%. His purchase prices were between $18.86 and $23, with an estimated average price of $20.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.27%. His holdings was 462,560 shares as of 12/31/2006. ABM Industries Inc. closed today at $26.19.

Added: Carters Inc. (CRI)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Clothing & Accessories company Carters Inc. by 26.84%. His purchase prices were between $25.5 and $30.14, with an estimated average price of $27.5. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.27%. His holdings was 1,748,345 shares as of 12/31/2006. Carters Inc. closed today at $24.65.

Added: Sealed Air Corp. (SEE)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Containers & Packaging company Sealed Air Corp. by 32.54%. His purchase prices were between $55.1 and $65.11, with an estimated average price of $59.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.24%. His holdings was 540,100 shares as of 12/31/2006. Sealed Air Corp. closed today at $64.98.

Added: AirTran Holdings Inc. (AAI)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Airlines company AirTran Holdings Inc. by 62.51%. His purchase prices were between $9.79 and $13.34, with an estimated average price of $11.5. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.24%. His holdings was 1,917,305 shares as of 12/31/2006. AirTran Holdings Inc. closed today at $11.18.

Added: Zebra Technologies Corp. (ZBRA)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Computer Hardware company Zebra Technologies Corp. by 24.11%. His purchase prices were between $34.33 and $37.07, with an estimated average price of $35.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.23%. His holdings was 1,226,461 shares as of 12/31/2006. Zebra Technologies Corp. closed today at $35.6.

Added: Bunge Ltd. (BG)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Food Products company Bunge Ltd. by 27.22%. His purchase prices were between $58.05 and $73.12, with an estimated average price of $66.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.21%. His holdings was 483,300 shares as of 12/31/2006. Bunge Ltd. closed today at $78.51.

Added: Universal Corp. (UVV)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Tobacco company Universal Corp. by 26.28%. His purchase prices were between $36.08 and $49.45, with an estimated average price of $42.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.18%. His holdings was 629,400 shares as of 12/31/2006. Universal Corp. closed today at $48.43.

Added: Spartech Corp. (SEH)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Commodity Chemicals company Spartech Corp. by 20.79%. His purchase prices were between $25.71 and $29.9, with an estimated average price of $27.5. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.07%. His holdings was 564,100 shares as of 12/31/2006. Spartech Corp. closed today at $27.84.

Added: Hubbell Inc. CL B (HUB-B)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Electrical Components & Equipment company Hubbell Inc. CL B by 25.23%. His purchase prices were between $44.12 and $52.89, with an estimated average price of $49.3. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.01%. His holdings was 20,350 shares as of 12/31/2006. Hubbell Inc. CL B closed today at $49.2.

Added: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Pharmaceuticals company Johnson & Johnson by 21.92%. His purchase prices were between $64.22 and $68.23, with an estimated average price of $66.3. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.01%. His holdings was 13,685 shares as of 12/31/2006. Johnson & Johnson closed today at $66.3.

Added: PPG Industries Inc. (PPG)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Specialty Chemicals company PPG Industries Inc. by 21.14%. His purchase prices were between $64.25 and $68.1, with an estimated average price of $66.2. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.01%. His holdings was 13,840 shares as of 12/31/2006. PPG Industries Inc. closed today at $67.07.

Added: Leggett & Platt Inc. (LEG)

Richard Aster Jr added to his holdings in Furnishings company Leggett & Platt Inc. by 22.78%. His purchase prices were between $22.67 and $24.95, with an estimated average price of $23.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.01%. His holdings was 38,800 shares as of 12/31/2006. Leggett & Platt Inc. closed today at $24.12.

New Purchase: Apria Healthcare Group Inc. (AHG)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Health Care Providers company Apria Healthcare Group Inc.. His purchase prices were between $20.5 and $27.14, with an estimated average price of $24.2. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.45%. His holdings was 1,927,005 shares as of 12/31/2006. Apria Healthcare Group Inc. closed today at $27.4.

New Purchase: United Stationers Inc. (USTR)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Business Support Services company United Stationers Inc.. His purchase prices were between $45.7 and $49.07, with an estimated average price of $47.2. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.88%. His holdings was 670,685 shares as of 12/31/2006. United Stationers Inc. closed today at $50.74.

New Purchase: Winnebago Industries Inc. (WGO)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Recreational Products company Winnebago Industries Inc.. His purchase prices were between $31.92 and $34.98, with an estimated average price of $33.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.86%. His holdings was 926,520 shares as of 12/31/2006. Winnebago Industries Inc. closed today at $34.44.

New Purchase: Avon Products Inc. (AVP)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Personal Products company Avon Products Inc.. His purchase prices were between $29.05 and $33.69, with an estimated average price of $32. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.61%. His holdings was 650,200 shares as of 12/31/2006. Avon Products Inc. closed today at $34.62.

New Purchase: Unisys Corp. (UIS)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Computer Services company Unisys Corp.. His purchase prices were between $5.83 and $7.75, with an estimated average price of $6.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.5%. His holdings was 2,275,500 shares as of 12/31/2006. Unisys Corp. closed today at $8.85.

New Purchase: Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Property & Casualty Insurance company Cincinnati Financial Corp.. His purchase prices were between $43.93 and $48.47, with an estimated average price of $46. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.48%. His holdings was 378,600 shares as of 12/31/2006. Cincinnati Financial Corp. closed today at $45.73.

New Purchase: Tuesday Morning Corp. (TUES)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Specialty Retailers company Tuesday Morning Corp.. His purchase prices were between $14.92 and $18.37, with an estimated average price of $16.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.44%. His holdings was 1,006,900 shares as of 12/31/2006. Tuesday Morning Corp. closed today at $16.7.

New Purchase: Blount International Inc. (BLT)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Diversified Industrials company Blount International Inc.. His purchase prices were between $10.76 and $13.4, with an estimated average price of $11.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.17%. His holdings was 443,300 shares as of 12/31/2006. Blount International Inc. closed today at $13.06.

New Purchase: Stewart Information Services C (STC)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Property & Casualty Insurance company Stewart Information Services C. His purchase prices were between $34.96 and $43.68, with an estimated average price of $37.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.08%. His holdings was 62,700 shares as of 12/31/2006. Stewart Information Services C closed today at $43.11.

New Purchase: Helen of Troy Ltd. (HELE)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Personal Products company Helen of Troy Ltd.. His purchase prices were between $22.62 and $24.93, with an estimated average price of $23.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.05%. His holdings was 76,700 shares as of 12/31/2006. Helen of Troy Ltd. closed today at $23.76.

New Purchase: 3M Co. (MMM)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Diversified Industrials company 3M Co.. His purchase prices were between $74.97 and $81.15, with an estimated average price of $78.4. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings was 11,615 shares as of 12/31/2006. 3M Co. closed today at $73.93.

New Purchase: Rohm & Haas Co. (ROH)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Specialty Chemicals company Rohm & Haas Co.. His purchase prices were between $46.94 and $53.05, with an estimated average price of $51.4. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings was 17,725 shares as of 12/31/2006. Rohm & Haas Co. closed today at $51.94.

New Purchase: Carnival Corp. (CCL)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Recreational Products company Carnival Corp.. His purchase prices were between $47.09 and $50.51, with an estimated average price of $48.3. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings was 18,950 shares as of 12/31/2006. Carnival Corp. closed today at $50.78.

New Purchase: Stanley Works (SWK)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Durable Household Products company Stanley Works. His purchase prices were between $46.81 and $52.48, with an estimated average price of $49.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. His holdings was 18,550 shares as of 12/31/2006. Stanley Works closed today at $57.7.

New Purchase: Mine Safety Appliances Co. (MSA)

Richard Aster Jr initiated holdings in Waste & Disposal Services company Mine Safety Appliances Co.. His purchase prices were between $36.25 and $38.24, with an estimated average price of $37. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.01%. His holdings was 10,600 shares as of 12/31/2006. Mine Safety Appliances Co. closed today at $39.03.

Reduced: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Gambling company Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 25.43%. His sale prices were between $71.61 and $94.48, with an estimated average price of $84.3. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.95%. His still held 470,680 shares as of 12/31/2006. Las Vegas Sands Corp. closed today at $104.09.

Reduced: Dentsply International, Inc. (XRAY)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Medical Equipment company Dentsply International, Inc. by 49.98%. His sale prices were between $29.7 and $32.22, with an estimated average price of $31.4. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.89%. His still held 1,588,425 shares as of 12/31/2006. Dentsply International, Inc. closed today at $30.76.

Reduced: Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NWL)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Durable Household Products company Newell Rubbermaid Inc. by 31.93%. His sale prices were between $28.16 and $29.36, with an estimated average price of $28.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.77%. His still held 1,242,800 shares as of 12/31/2006. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. closed today at $30.09.

Reduced: Apartment Investment & Managem (AIV)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Real Estate Holding & Development company Apartment Investment & Managem by 24.75%. His sale prices were between $52.42 and $56.64, with an estimated average price of $55.2. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.76%. His still held 602,700 shares as of 12/31/2006. Apartment Investment & Managem closed today at $62.6.

Reduced: Schering-Plough Corp. (SGP)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Pharmaceuticals company Schering-Plough Corp. by 24.1%. His sale prices were between $21.2 and $23.81, with an estimated average price of $22.4. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.68%. His still held 1,257,200 shares as of 12/31/2006. Schering-Plough Corp. closed today at $24.83.

Reduced: Ruby Tuesday Inc. (RI)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Restaurants & bars company Ruby Tuesday Inc. by 45.02%. His sale prices were between $26.17 and $29.35, with an estimated average price of $27.4. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.61%. His still held 1,141,300 shares as of 12/31/2006. Ruby Tuesday Inc. closed today at $28.72.

Reduced: Hanover Compressor Co. (HC)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Oil Equipment & Services company Hanover Compressor Co. by 26.56%. His sale prices were between $17.88 and $20.29, with an estimated average price of $19.1. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.44%. His still held 1,046,000 shares as of 12/31/2006. Hanover Compressor Co. closed today at $22.9.

Reduced: Bearingpoint Inc. (BE)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Computer Services company Bearingpoint Inc. by 31.61%. His sale prices were between $7.72 and $8.84, with an estimated average price of $8.2. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.41%. His still held 2,448,400 shares as of 12/31/2006. Bearingpoint Inc. closed today at $8.04.

Reduced: Analog Devices Inc. (ADI)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Semiconductors company Analog Devices Inc. by 39.23%. His sale prices were between $29.62 and $33.59, with an estimated average price of $31.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.37%. His still held 550,000 shares as of 12/31/2006. Analog Devices Inc. closed today at $33.19.

Reduced: Amerisourcebergen Corp. (ABC)

Richard Aster Jr reduced to his holdings in Drug Retailers company Amerisourcebergen Corp. by 79.16%. His sale prices were between $44.66 and $46.97, with an estimated average price of $45.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.08%. His still held 118,000 shares as of 12/31/2006. Amerisourcebergen Corp. closed today at $52.5.

Sold Out: Getty Images Inc. (GYI)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Business Support Services company Getty Images Inc.. His sale prices were between $41.75 and $50.41, with an estimated average price of $45. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. Getty Images Inc. closed today at $50.37.

Sold Out: Manitowoc Co. Inc. (MTW)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Commercial Vehicles & Trucks company Manitowoc Co. Inc.. His sale prices were between $47.97 and $61.67, with an estimated average price of $55.2. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. Manitowoc Co. Inc. closed today at $55.11.

Sold Out: Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Pharmaceuticals company Eli Lilly & Co.. His sale prices were between $51.35 and $57.13, with an estimated average price of $54.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. Eli Lilly & Co. closed today at $54.67.

Sold Out: American Power Conversion Corp (APCC)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Electrical Components & Equipment company American Power Conversion Corp. His sale prices were between $21.72 and $30.59, with an estimated average price of $28. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. American Power Conversion Corp closed today at $30.76.

Sold Out: Pearson plc (PSO)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Publishing company Pearson plc. His sale prices were between $14.26 and $15.2, with an estimated average price of $14.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. Pearson plc closed today at $15.88.

Sold Out: Briggs & Stratton Corp. (BGG)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Diversified Industrials company Briggs & Stratton Corp.. His sale prices were between $24.62 and $28.77, with an estimated average price of $26.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. Briggs & Stratton Corp. closed today at $29.75.

Sold Out: Intersil Corp. (ISIL)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Semiconductors company Intersil Corp.. His sale prices were between $22.81 and $25.3, with an estimated average price of $24.4. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. Intersil Corp. closed today at $24.5.

Sold Out: Equity Residential (EQR)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Real Estate Holding & Development company Equity Residential. His sale prices were between $49.49 and $53.96, with an estimated average price of $51.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. Equity Residential closed today at $55.7.

Sold Out: Hot Topic Inc. (HOTT)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Apparel Retailers company Hot Topic Inc.. His sale prices were between $10.14 and $14.01, with an estimated average price of $12. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. Hot Topic Inc. closed today at $10.27.

Sold Out: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Common Stock (HST)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Real Estate Investment Trusts company Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Common Stock. His sale prices were between $22.33 and $25.34, with an estimated average price of $23.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Common Stock closed today at $27.24.

Sold Out: DirecTV Group Inc. (DTV)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Broadcasting & Entertainment company DirecTV Group Inc.. His sale prices were between $19.85 and $25.01, with an estimated average price of $22.6. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. DirecTV Group Inc. closed today at $23.98.

Sold Out: General Electric Co. (GE)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Diversified Industrials company General Electric Co.. His sale prices were between $34.51 and $37.57, with an estimated average price of $35.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. General Electric Co. closed today at $36.37.

Sold Out: Mellon Financial Corp. (MEL)

Richard Aster Jr sold out his holdings in Investment Services company Mellon Financial Corp.. His sale prices were between $37.7 and $42.53, with an estimated average price of $39.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. Mellon Financial Corp. closed today at $44.05.

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