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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: Saul Centers Inc, Trans World Entertainment Corp, NorthWestern Corp, NorthWestern Corp.

April 05, 2010 | About:
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Last week’s top stocks that were bought by their CEOs were Saul Centers Inc, Trans World Entertainment Corp, NorthWestern Corp, and NorthWestern Corp. According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week.

Saul Centers Inc. (BFS): CEO, 10% Owner B Francis Saul Ii Bought 17,001 Shares

CEO, 10% Owner of Saul Centers Inc. (BFS) B Francis Saul Ii bought 17,001 shares during the past week at an average price of $41.2. SAUL CENTERS, INC. is a real estate investment trust which is engaged in the management and development of the shopping center business of the Saul Organization. Saul Centers Inc. has a market cap of $746.4 million; its shares were traded at around $41.2 with a P/E ratio of 15.3 and P/S ratio of 4.7. The dividend yield of Saul Centers Inc. stocks is 3.5%. Saul Centers Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 2.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Saul Centers Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Saul Centers recently reported its fourth quarter 2009 earnings. Total revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2009 increased 2.9% to $41,735,000 compared to $40,571,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2008. Operating income decreased 1.8% to $11,638,000 for the 2009 Quarter compared to $11,853,000 for the 2008 Quarter.

Buy:: CEO, 10% Owner B Francis Saul Ii bought 4,400 shares of BFS stock on 04/01/2010 at the average price of 41.17, the price of the stock has increased by 0.07% since. There are mixed trades from the insiders.

Trans World Entertainment Corp. (TWMC): Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner Robert J Higgins Bought 114,363 Shares

Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner of Trans World Entertainment Corp. (TWMC) Robert J Higgins bought 114,363 shares during the past week at an average price of $1.73. Trans World Entertainment Corp. operates a chain of retail entertainment stores and an e-commerce site in a single industry segment. Trans World Entertainment Corp. has a market cap of $54.3 million; its shares were traded at around $1.73 with and P/S ratio of 0.1.

Buy:: Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner Robert J Higgins bought 57,500 shares of TWMC stock on 03/26/2010 at the average price of 1.66, the price of the stock has increased by 4.22% since. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

NorthWestern Corp. (NWE): President & CEO Robert C Rowe Bought 4,925 Shares

President & CEO of NorthWestern Corp. (NWE) Robert C Rowe bought 4,925 shares on 03/26/2010 at an average price of $26.79. Northwestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy is an investor-owned utility and one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the northwest quadrant of the United States. Northwestern Corp. has a market cap of $964.7 million; its shares were traded at around $26.79 with a P/E ratio of 16 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of Northwestern Corp. stocks is 5%. Northwestern Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 4.7% over the past 5 years.

NWE recently reported its full year 2009 results. The company announced that its net income improved to $73.4 million, or $2.02 per fully diluted share, for 2009 compared with $67.6 million, or $1.77 per fully diluted share, in 2008.

Michael Price owns 171,800 shares as of 12/31/2009, which accounts for 1.21% of the $369 million portfolio of MFP Investors LLC.

Buy:: President & CEO Robert C Rowe bought 4,925 shares of NWE stock on 03/26/2010 at the average price of 26.39, the price of the stock has increased by 1.52% since.

BioDelivery Sciences International Inc. (BDSI): President and CEO Mark A Sirgo Bought 2,500 Shares

President and CEO of BioDelivery Sciences International Inc. (BDSI) Mark A Sirgo bought 2,500 shares on 03/25/2010 at an average price of $3.8. BioDelivery Sciences International is a development-stage biotechnology company that is developing and seeking to commercialize a drug delivery technology designed for a potentially broad base of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and over-the-counter drugs. Biodelivery Sciences International Inc. has a market cap of $80.6 million; its shares were traded at around $3.8 with and P/S ratio of 1.3.

Buy:: CFO James A Mcnulty bought 1,500 shares of BDSI stock on 03/25/2010 at the average price of 4.03, the price of the stock has decreased by 5.71% since.

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


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