10-year

10-Year Anniversary Promotion (20% off)

Join GuruFocus Premium Membership Now for Only $279/Year

The largest discount in the last 10 years

Save up to $500 on Global Membership.

Don't Miss It !

Free 7-day Trial
All Articles and Columns »

Weekly Top Insider Buys: Stericycle Inc., Wynn Resorts Ltd., Oracle Corp., Alcoa Inc., Bemis Company Inc.

January 18, 2009 | About:

Weekly highlight of top insider buys: Stericycle Inc. (SRCL), Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN), Oracle Corp. (ORCL), Alcoa Inc. (AA), Bemis Company Inc. (BMS)

For the complete list of stocks that bought by their company executives, go to: Insider Buys.

Stericycle Inc. (SRCL): Director Rodney F Dammeyer Bought 20,000 Shares

Director of Stericycle Inc., Rodney F Dammeyer, bought 20,000 shares on 01/15/2009 at an average price of $50.69.

Stericycle Inc. is a multi-regional integrated company employing proprietary technology to provide environmentally responsible management of regulated medical waste for the health care industry. The company is the second-largest provider of regulated medical waste management services in the United States. Stericycle Inc. has a market cap of $4.3 billion; its shares were traded at around $50.69 with a P/E ratio of 30.12 and P/S ratio of 4.61. Stericycle Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 41.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Stericycle Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

As of January 2, 2008, Stericycle Inc. had annual total revenue of $932.8 million, compared to its 2007 annual revenue of $789.6 million. It had an operating income of $241.2 million as of the same period, compared to the previous operating income of $205.5 million.

Stericycle Inc. is owned by 2 Gurus. As of 9/30/08, Ron Baron owns 1,226,096 shares, which accounts for 0.47% of the $15.41 billion portfolio of Baron Funds, and Ruane Cunniff owns 6,600 shares as of 09/30/2008, a decrease of 21.43% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for less than 0.01% of the $9.47 billion portfolio of Ruane & Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc.

CFO Brink Frank Jm Ten sold 14,934 shares of SRCL stock total August through November; the price of the stock has decreased by 16.45% since the last sale.

Director Rodney F Dammeyer and Director John Patience bought shares of SRCL stock last week; the price of the stock increased more than 4% since. Chairman and President Mark C Miller and Exec Vice Pres, International Richard L Foss both bought shares of SRCL stock in October. COO Richard T Kogler sold 6,000 shares of SRCL stock total August through November; the price per share has decreased by more than 16% since. EVP Intl Business Development Shan Sacranie sold 6,783 shares of SRCL stock on in August; the price of the stock has decreased by more than 15% since.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN): Director Russell D Goldsmith Bought 5,000 Shares

Director of Wynn Resorts Ltd., Russell D Goldsmith, bought 5,000 shares on 01/13/2009 at an average price of $36.94.

Wynn Resorts Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Wynn Las Vegas and Wynn Capital, will own and operate Le Reve, which they've designed to be the preeminent luxury hotel and destination casino resort in Las Vegas. Le Reve will be situated at the site of the former Desert Inn & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas Nevada. Wynn Resorts Ltd. has a market cap of $4.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $36.94 with a P/E ratio of 14.03 and P/S ratio of 1.7.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. had fourth quarter total revenue of $769.19 million, compared to $711.3 million of 2007. WYNN also had a gross profit of $280.50 million, an operating income of $78.19 million, and a net income of $51.13 million.

As of the third quarter of 2008, Wynn Resorts Ltd. is owned by 2 Gurus. David Winters owns 1,589,022 shares, which accounts for 18.58% of the $698 million portfolio of Wintergreen Advisors. Ron Baron owns 4,653,601 shares, a decrease of 20.67% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 2.41% of the $15.41 billion portfolio of Baron Funds.

Director Russell D Goldsmith bought 10,000 shares of WYNN stock total December through January; the price of the stock has decreased by more than 5% since. Director John A Moran bought 10,000 shares in October at the average price of $72.47; the price of the stock has decreased by almost 50% since. COO Marc D Schorr sold 9,200 shares of WYNN stock in December; the price of the stock has decreased by more than 16% since.

Oracle Corp. (ORCL): Director George H Conrades Bought 10,000 Shares

Director of Oracle Corp., George H Conrades, bought 10,000 shares on 01/14/2009 at an average price of $16.91.

Oracle Corporation is one of the world's leading suppliers of software for information management. The company develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes computer software that helps corporations manage and grow their businesses. The company's software products can be categorized into two broad areas: Systems software and Internet business applications software. Oracle Corp. has a market cap of $89.48 billion; its shares were traded at around $16.91 with a P/E ratio of 12.58 and P/S ratio of 3.99. Oracle Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 18.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Oracle Corp. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

As of June 2, 2008, Oracle Corp. had annual total revenue of $22,430 million, compared to the 2007 annual revenue of $17,996 million.

Oracle Corp. is owned by 11 Gurus, as of 9/30/08. David Tepper bought 1,617,500 shares, which is 5.74% of the $572 million portfolio of Appaloosa Management LP. Joel Greenblatt bought 15,565 shares, which is 0.5% of the $63 million portfolio of Gotham Capital. HOTCHKIS & WILEY owns 6,065,800 shares, which is 0.82% of the $15.02 billion portfolio of HOTCHKIS & WILEY Capital Management LLC. Kenneth Fisher owns 23,928,882 shares, which accounts for 1.54% of the $31.63 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC. PRIMECAP Management owns 62,719,840 shares, which makes up 2.28% of the $55.92 billion portfolio of PRIMECAP Management. Richard Snow owns 42,680 shares, which accounts for 0.02% of the $3.61 billion portfolio of Snow Capital Management, L.P.. Ruane Cunniff owns 10,200 shares, which is less than 0.01% of the $9.47 billion portfolio of Ruane & Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. John Hussman owns 2,750,000 shares, which accounts for 1.93% of the $3.49 billion portfolio of Hussman Economotrics Advisors, Inc.. Ronald Muhlenkamp owns 2,016,090 shares that are 5.09% of the $805 million portfolio of Muhlenkamp Fund. Mark Hillman owns 59,019 shares. This makes up 0.21% of the $569 million portfolio of Hillman Capital Management. Richard Pzena owns 54,577 shares, a decrease of 86.04% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.01% of the $13.21 billion portfolio of Pzena Investment Management LLC. In the same quarter, Chris Davis, John Keeley, and John Hussman sold out their holdings.

Director George H Conrades bought 10,000 shares of ORCL stock last week; the price of the stock has increased by 3.49% since. President, Director Safra Catz sold 1,000,000 shares total September through January; the price per share has decreased more than 6% since the last sell. Executive Vice President-Ops Juergen Rottler sold 100,000 shares of ORCL stock two weeks ago. Executive Vice President Sergio Giacoletto sold 312,500 shares of ORCL stock total September through October; the price of the stock has decreased by 17.07% since. Executive Vice President-Ops Juergen Rottler sold 60,776 shares of ORCL stock in September; the price of the stock has decreased by 15.7% since.

Alcoa Inc. (AA): Director Ratan Tata Bought 3,767 Shares

Director of Alcoa Inc., Ratan Tata, bought 3,767 shares on 01/14/2009 at an average price of $9.43.

Alcoa Inc. is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and aluminum facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Among the company’s other businesses are closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. Alcoa Inc. has a market cap of $8.65 billion; its shares were traded at around $9.43 with a P/E ratio of 5.75 and P/S ratio of 0.28. The dividend yield of Alcoa Inc. stocks is 6.29%. Alcoa Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 3.5% over the past 10 years.

As of January 2, 2009, Alcoa Inc. had annual total revenue of $26,901 million. The revenue for 2008 has not yet been released. Alcoa Inc. also had an operating income of $2,079 million.

Alcoa Inc. is owned by 5 Gurus. As of 9/30/08, Brian Rogers owns 5,000,000 shares, an increase of 122.22% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.61% of the $17.87 billion portfolio of T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund. PRIMECAP Management owns 7,491,997 shares, which accounts for 0.3% of the $55.92 billion portfolio of PRIMECAP Management. Dodge & Cox owns 539,378 shares, which accounts for 0.01% of the $90.25 billion portfolio of Dodge & Cox. Richard Snow owns 3,894,180 shares as of 09/30/2008, which accounts for 2.44% of the $3.61 billion portfolio of Snow Capital Management, L.P. David Dreman owns 15,810 shares, a decrease of 41.03% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for less than 0.01% of the $10.85 billion portfolio of Dreman Value Management. Kenneth Fisher and Ken Heebner sold out their holdings in the same quarter.

Director Ratan Tata bought 6077 shares of AA stock total October through January. Director Joseph T Gorman sold 9,000 shares of AA stock in August; the price of the stock has decreased by 70.25% since.

Bemis Company Inc. (BMS): Director Philip G Weaver Bought 1,299 Shares

Director of Bemis Company Inc. (BMS) Philip G Weaver bought 1,299 shares on 01/15/2009 at an average price of $23.34.

Bemis Company Inc. a principal manufacturer of flexible packaging products and pressure sensitive materials selling to customers throughout the United States Canada and Europe with a growing presence in Asia Pacific South America and Mexico. The primary market for its products is the food industry. Other markets include companies in chemical agribusiness medical pharmaceutical sanitary products graphic industries and other consumer goods. Bemis Company Inc. has a market cap of $2.35 billion; its shares were traded at around $23.34 with a P/E ratio of 13.73 and P/S ratio of 0.64. The dividend yield of Bemis Company Inc. stocks is 3.73%. Bemis Company Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 5.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Bemis Company Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On October 28,2008, Bemis Company Inc. announced its third quarter results for 2008. Net sales had increased $984.3 million, an 8.7% increase from last year’s result of $905.7 million.

Director Philip G Weaver , Director Shaughnessy Roger D O , Director Timothy Manganello and Director Paul S Peercy bought shares of BMS stock last week; the price of the stock has increased by 1.04% 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.

» Take a Free Trial of Premium Membership


Rating: 2.5/5 (4 votes)

Comments

Please leave your comment:


Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK