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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: TFS Financial Corp, Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc, Janus Capital Group Inc, Hanesbrands Inc, Autodesk Inc.

March 07, 2009 | About:
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Last week's top five stocks that were bought by their CEOs were; TFS Financial Corp, Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc, Janus Capital Group Inc, Hanesbrands Inc, and Autodesk Inc. According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week.

TFS Financial Corp. (TFSL): Chairman, President and CEO Marc A Stefanski Bought 100,000 Shares

Chairman, President and CEO of TFS Financial Corp. (TFSL) Marc A Stefanski bought 100,000 shares on 03/03/2009 at an average price of $11.3.

TFS Financial Corp. has a market cap of $3.55 billion; its shares were traded at around $11.3 with a P/E ratio of 73.4 and P/S ratio of 5.94. The dividend yield of TFS Financial Corp. stocks is 2.46%.

TFS Financial Corp. is owned by 1 Guru. Michael Price owns 312,300 shares as of 12/31/2008, a decrease of 42.4% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 1.95% of the $206 million portfolio of MFP Investors LLC.

Separately, Buy: Director Martin J Cohen bought 10,000 shares of TFSL stock on 02/27/2009 at the average price of $11.75; the price of the stock has decreased by 3.83% since.

Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (HLX): PRESIDENT & CEO Owen E Kratz Bought 311,600 Shares

PRESIDENT & CEO of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (HLX) Owen E Kratz bought 311,600 shares on 03/03/2009 at an average price of $3.66.

Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. is a leading marine contractor and operator of offshore oil and gas properties and production facilities. The company has a market cap of $318.72 million; its shares were traded at around $3.66 with a P/E ratio of 1.2 and P/S ratio of 0.18. Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 28.6% over the past 10 years.

HLX recently reported its fourth quarter and full year 2008 results. The company announced a net loss of $859.9 million or loss of$9.47 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2008, compared with net income of $120.4 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, for the same period in 2007. The company also said that it had a net income of $60.6 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2008. The net loss for the year ended December 31, 2008 was $634.0 million, or $(6.99) per diluted share, compared to a net income of $316.8 million, or $3.34 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2007.

Gurus who own HLX include: Kenneth Fisher owns 809,675 shares as of 09/30/2008, an increase of 24.37% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.06% of the $31.63 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC. David Einhorn owns 5,732,818 shares as of 12/31/2008, a decrease of 36.96% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 2.1% of the $1.98 billion portfolio of Greenlight Capital Inc.

Guru David Dreman sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2008. John Keeley sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2008.

Buy: Exec.VP & Gen Counsel Alisa B Johnson bought 10,000 shares of HLX stock on 03/03/2009 at the average price of $2.97; the price of the stock has increased by 23.23% since.

Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS): CEO Gary D Black Bought 100,000 Shares

CEO of Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS) Gary D Black bought 100,000 shares on 03/02/2009 at an average price of $4.34.

Janus Capital Group Inc. is an asset manager offering individual investors and institutional clients complementary asset management disciplines through the firm's global distribution network. It has a market cap of $716.66 million; its shares were traded at around $4.34 with a P/E ratio of 5.2 and P/S ratio of 0.69. The dividend yield of Janus Capital Group Inc. stocks is 0.88%. Janus Capital Group Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 8.4% over the past 5 years.

Janus Capital Group Inc. recently reported its fourth quarter and full year 2008 results. The company announced that its EPS in the fourth quarter of 2008 was $0.05, down from $0.16 in the third quarter of 2008, resulting in full-year 2008 EPS from continuing operations of $0.86, down from $1.07 in 2007.

Gurus that own the company include: Brian Rogers bought 2,624,400 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2008, which is 0.16% of the $13.49 billion portfolio of T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund. Robert Olstein owns 28,000 shares as of 12/31/2008, an increase of 211.11% from the previous quarter. John Rogers owns 15,774,404 shares as of 12/31/2008, an increase of 35.25% from the previous quarter. John Keeley owns 336,040 shares as of 12/31/2008, an increase of 13.18% from the previous quarter. John Keeley owns 336,040 shares as of 12/31/2008, which accounts for 0.04% of the $6 billion portfolio of Keeley Fund Management. Kenneth Fisher owns 1,208,000 shares as of 09/30/2008, which accounts for 0.09% of the $31.63 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC.

Sell: EVP, CFO Gregory A Frost sold 3,011 shares of JNS stock on 02/04/2009 at the average price of $5.49; the price of the stock has decreased by 20.95% since.

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI): Chairman and CEO Richard A Noll Bought 50,000 Shares

Chairman and CEO of Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) Richard A Noll bought 50,000 shares on 02/27/2009 at an average price of $6.14.

Hanesbrands Inc. is a marketer of innerwear, outerwear, and hosiery apparel under consumer brands. The company has a market cap of $621.64 million; its shares were traded at around $6.14 with a P/E ratio of 2.7 and P/S ratio of 0.15.

HanesBrands Inc. recently reported its fourth quarter 2008 results. The company announced that its total net sales in the fourth quarter declined by $124 million to $1.04 billion, and net sales for the full fiscal year declined by 5% to $4.25 billion. GAAP earnings per diluted share in the quarter were 19 cents “We are pleased with our accomplishments in a year in which we faced rising commodity costs and an unprecedented collapse in the consumer retail sales environment,” Hanesbrands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Noll. “We successfully controlled year-end inventories, paid down debt, reduced costs, executed our supply chain strategy ahead of schedule, announced a price increase, and we delivered EPS growth of more than 25 percent for the year despite sales declines. , and for the full year were $1.34, up slightly from a year ago.

David Dreman owns 1,809,193 shares as of 12/31/2008, an increase of 146.77% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.3% of the $7.73 billion portfolio of Dreman Value Management. John Keeley owns 2,534,995 shares as of 12/31/2008, which accounts for 0.54% of the $6 billion portfolio of Keeley Fund Management.

Buy: EVP, GC & Corporate Secretary Joia M Johnson bought 2,000 shares of HBI stock on 03/04/2009 at the average price of $6.11; the price of the stock has increased by 0.49% since.

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK): President & CEO Carl Bass Bought 25,000 Shares

President & CEO of Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) Carl Bass bought 25,000 shares on 03/05/2009 at an average price of $12.02. Autodesk is one of the world's leading design software and digital content companies for architectural design and land development manufacturing utilities telecommunications and media and entertainment. It has a market cap of $3.45 billion; its shares were traded at around $12.02 with a P/E ratio of 8.3 and P/S ratio of 1.59. Autodesk Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 14.7% over the past 10 years.

Autodesk Inc. recently reported its fiscal year 2009 results. The company said that it had $490 million revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, a decrease of 18 percent over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. GAAP diluted loss per share in the fourth quarter was $0.47, compared to earnings of $0.40 per diluted share in the fourth quarter last year.

Gurus who own Autodesk stocks include: Dodge & Cox bought 950,600 shares in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2008, which is 0.03% of the $65.51 billion portfolio of Dodge & Cox. PRIMECAP Management owns 1,464,500 shares as of 12/31/2008, which accounts for 0.07% of the $43.42 billion portfolio of PRIMECAP Management. John Hussman sold out his holdings in the quarter that ended on 12/31/2008.

Sell: Director Crawford W Beveridge sold 12,000 shares of ADSK stock on 01/02/2009 at the average price of $19.55; the price of the stock has decreased by 38.52% since.

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


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