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Weekly CFO Buy Highlights: F.N.B. Corp, Great Wolf Resorts Inc, Dyax Corp, Transcat Inc, Cal Dive International Inc, GTSI Corp

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest CFO buys during the past week were F.N.B. Corp. (FNB), Great Wolf Resorts Inc. (WOLF), Dyax Corp. (DYAX), Transcat Inc.(TRNS), Cal Dive International Inc. (DVR)), and GTSI Corp.(GTSI)

F.N.B. Corp. (FNB): CFO Brian F Lilly Bought 25,000 Shares

CFO of F.N.B. Corp. (FNB) Brian F Lilly bought 25,000 shares on 06/11/2009 at an average price of $5.5. FNB Corporation is a diversified financial services company serving banking trust consumer finance and insurance customers through community banking affiliates and other subsidiaries with offices in Florida Pennsylvania Ohio and Tennessee. F.N.B. Corp. has a market cap of $556.6 million; its shares were traded at around $6.2 with a P/E ratio of 13 and P/S ratio of 1.1. The dividend yield of F.N.B. Corp. stocks is 7.7%.

Buy: Chairman  Stephen J Gurgovits bought 25,000 shares of FNB stock on 06/11/2009 at the average price of $5.5; the price of the stock has increased by 12.73% since. Buy: Director  Robert Goldstein bought 20,000 shares of FNB stock on 06/11/2009 at the average price of $5.5; the price of the stock has increased by 12.73% since. Buy: Director  John W Rose bought 20,000 shares of FNB stock on 06/11/2009 at the average price of $5.5; the price of the stock has increased by 12.73% since. Buy: Director  Stanton R Sheetz bought 20,000 shares of FNB stock on 06/11/2009 at the average price of $5.5; the price of the stock has increased by 12.73% since. Buy: Director  Philip E Gingerich bought 10,000 shares of FNB stock on 06/11/2009 at the average price of $5.5; the price of the stock has increased by 12.73% since.

Great Wolf Resorts Inc. (WOLF): CFO James A Calder Bought 10,000 Shares

CFO of Great Wolf Resorts Inc. (WOLF) James A Calder bought 10,000 shares on 06/15/2009 at an average price of $2.73. Great Wolf Resorts Inc. is the largest owner operator and developer in North America of drive-to family resorts featuring indoor waterparks and other family-orientated activities. Great Wolf Resorts owns and operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge and Blue Harbor Resort brands and is a fully integrated resort company with in-house expertise and resources in resort and indoor waterpark development management marketing and financing. Great Wolf Resorts Inc. has a market cap of $82.2 million; its shares were traded at around $2.63 with and P/S ratio of 0.3.

Great Wolf Resorts Inc. recently reported fiscal results for its first quarter 2009 ended March 31, 2009. The company announced its total revenue of $62.3 million and net loss of $6,900 ($0.22 per diluted share). This is compared to the same quarter last year which included total revenue of $64.2 million and a net loss of $5,700 ($0.18 per diluted share). "Our resorts continued to perform well relative to the overall hotel industry in this extremely challenging economy," said Kim Schaefer, chief executive officer.

WOLF is in the portfolios of Ron Baron of Baron Funds. 

Buy: Executive Vice President  Timothy Black bought 2,350 shares of WOLF stock on 03/11/2009 at the average price of $1.5; the price of the stock has increased by 75.33% since.

Dyax Corp. (DYAX): EVP & CFO George V Migausky Bought 9,000 Shares

EVP & CFO of Dyax Corp. (DYAX) George V Migausky bought 9,000 shares on 06/15/2009 at an average price of $2.01. Dyax Corp is a biopharmaceutical company that has developed and patented a method that is used to identify a broad range of compounds with potential for the treatment and diagnosis of diseases. The company is also using this method to identify compounds that could be used in purifying andmanufacturing biopharmaceuticals and other chemicals. The company's phage display technology to rapidly and cost-effectively determine the potential medical uses of newly discovered proteins and genes and subsequently discover biopharmaceutical product candidates. Dyax Corp. has a market cap of $131.6 million; its shares were traded at around $2.06 with and P/S ratio of 3.1.

Dyax Corp. recently reported fiscal results for its first quarter 2009 ended March 31, 2009. The company announced its total revenues of $6.0 million and net loss of $24.9 ($0.39 per diluted share). This is compared to the same quarter last year which included total revenue of $2.6 million and a net loss of $21.3 ($0.35 per diluted share). “ We also took significant steps in the quarter to reduce expenses in order to ensure that Dyax is positioned to achieve long-term financial success,” commented Gustav A. Christensen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dyax.

DYAX is in the portfolios of PRIMECAP Management

Buy: CEO and President  Gustav Christensen bought 10,000 shares of DYAX stock on 06/04/2009 at the average price of $1.82; the price of the stock has increased by 13.19% since. Buy: EVP Discovery Research and CSO  Clive Wood bought 10,000 shares of DYAX stock on 04/30/2009 at the average price of $2.07 and 6,000 shares of DYAX stock on 06/01/2009 at the average price of $1.85; the price of the stock has increased by 11.35% since.

Transcat Inc. (TRNS): VP of Finance and CFO John J Zimmer Bought 8,138 Shares

VP of Finance and CFO of Transcat Inc. (TRNS) John J Zimmer bought 8,138 shares on 06/15/2009 at an average price of $5.2. Transcat Inc. distributes test and measurement instruments and provides accredited calibration services to a variety of industries including life sciences pharmaceutical petroleum refining chemical manufacturing public utility pulp and paper communications automotive and aerospace. Transcat Inc. has a market cap of $40.6 million; its shares were traded at around $5.5 with a P/E ratio of 26.2 and P/S ratio of 0.5. Transcat Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 70.3% over the past 5 years.

Transcat Inc. recently reported fiscal results for its fourth quarter 2009 ended March 28, 2009. The company announced its total revenue of $19.0 million and net income of $0.6 million ($0.07 per diluted share). This is compared to the same quarter last year which included total revenue of $19.2 and a net income of $0.7 ($0.10 per diluted share). Charles P. Hadeed, President, CEO and COO of Transcat, commented, "The contracted economy impacted our 2009 fourth quarter results offsetting the gains we had been making through the first half of the year. We've carefully managed costs through this period and focused on improving working capital. Our disciplined cash management enabled us to repay $1.7 million in long-term debt during the quarter."

Sell: Chairman of the Board  Carl E Sassano sold 700 shares of TRNS stock on 02/27/2009 at the average price of $4.95, 1,750 shares of TRNS stock on 02/27/2009 at the average price of $4.95, and 10,000 shares of TRNS stock on 06/15/2009 at the average price of $5.2; the price of the stock has increased by 5.77% since. Sell: Director  Francis R Bradley sold 2,500 shares of TRNS stock on 06/15/2009 at the average price of $5.2; the price of the stock has increased by 5.77% since. Sell: Director  Nancy D Hessler sold 95 shares of TRNS stock on 02/25/2009 at the average price of $5.25; the price of the stock has increased by 4.76% since.

Cal Dive International Inc. (DVR): CFO Kregg G Lunsford Bought 5,000 Shares

CFO of Cal Dive International Inc. (DVR) Kregg G Lunsford bought 5,000 shares on 06/10/2009 at an average price of $8.5. CAL DIVE has provided manned diving services on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf.They areone of the largest marine diving contracting companys in the world.They also offers general diving services working off customer vessels or platforms. As the market leader for marine construction and diving services, the company's focus is marine construction diving and offshore services. Cal Dive International Inc. has a market cap of $792.2 million; its shares were traded at around $8.4 with a P/E ratio of 7.1 and P/S ratio of 0.9.

Buy: President and CEO  Quinn J Hebert bought 10,000 shares of DVR stock on 06/10/2009 at the average price of $8.5; the price of the stock has decreased by 1.18% since. Buy: Director  David E Preng bought 5,000 shares of DVR stock on 06/10/2009 at the average price of $8.5; the price of the stock has decreased by 1.18% since. Buy: General Counsel & Secretary  Lisa Manget Buchanan bought 2,000 shares of DVR stock on 06/10/2009 at the average price of $8.5; the price of the stock has decreased by 1.18% since. Buy: COO  Scott T Naughton bought 2,000 shares of DVR stock on 06/10/2009 at the average price of $8.5; the price of the stock has decreased by 1.18% since. Buy: Director  John T Mills bought 2,000 shares of DVR stock on 06/10/2009 at the average price of $8.5; the price of the stock has decreased by 1.18% since. Sell: 10% Owner  Energy Solutions Group I Helix sold 2,600,000 shares of DVR stock on 06/18/2009 at the average price of $8.1; the price of the stock has increased by 3.7% since.

GTSI Corp. (GTSI): SVP Finance and CFO Peter Whitfield Bought 2,500 Shares

SVP Finance and CFO of GTSI Corp. (GTSI) Peter Whitfield bought 2,500 shares on 06/10/2009 at an average price of $5.4. Government Technology Services Inc. is a leading business to government marketer of microcomputer and Unix workstation hardware software and networking products to the Federal government market. The company offers its customers a convenient and cost-effective centralized source for microcomputer and workstation solutions through its broad selectionof popular products and services at competitive prices. The company specializes in understanding both the various information technology needs and the procurement processes of government customers. GTSI Corp. has a market cap of $58.5 million; its shares were traded at around $6.09 with a P/E ratio of 7.8 and P/S ratio of 0.1.

GTSI Corp. recently reported fiscal results for its first quarter 2009. The company announced its net loss of $3,880 ($0.39 per diluted share). This is compared to the same quarter last year which included a net loss of $5,064 ($0.52 per diluted share).

Buy: President & COO  Scott W Friedlander bought 1,000 shares of GTSI stock on 06/10/2009 at the average price of $5.49; the price of the stock has increased by 10.93% since. Buy: SVP, Sales & Marketing  James Todd Leto bought 2,000 shares of GTSI stock on 06/08/2009 at the average price of $5.6; the price of the stock has increased by 8.75% since. Buy: Director  Lee Johnson bought 2,500 shares of GTSI stock on 03/11/2009 at the average price of $4; the price of the stock has increased by 52.25% since. Sell: Director  Steven Kelman sold 1,000 shares of GTSI stock on 06/02/2009 at the average price of $5.5 and 1,000 shares of GTSI stock on 06/12/2009 at the average price of $5.75; the price of the stock has increased by 5.91% since.

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

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