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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: Hansen Medical Inc., Trans World Entertainment Corp, Winmark Corp, ZEP INC, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.

April 24, 2010 | About:

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Last week’s top five stocks that were bought by their CEOs were HANSEN MEDICAL, INC, Trans World Entertainment Corp, Winmark Corp, ZEP INC, and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week.

HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. (HNSN): President and CEO Frederic H Moll Bought 875,000 Shares

President and CEO of HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. (HNSN) Frederic H Moll bought 875,000 shares on 04/16/2010 at an average price of $2.29. HANSEN MEDICAL, INC., develops products & technology using robotics for the accurate positioning, manipulation and control of catheters & catheter-based technologies. Hansen Medical, Inc. has a market cap of $86 million; its shares were traded at around $2.29 with and P/S ratio of 3.8.

Hansen Medical recently reported its fourth quarter and full year 2009 results. Total revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2009 was $7.2 million, a 35% increase compared to revenue of $5.4 million in the same period in 2008. During the fourth quarter, the company recognized revenue on nine Sensei Robotic Systems as well as on shipments of 539 Artisan control catheters. During the quarter the company shipped a total of six systems, one of which was recorded as deferred revenue at December 31, 2009.

Buy:: Director Russell C Hirsch bought 125,000 shares of HNSN stock on 04/21/2010 at the average price of 2, the price of the stock has increased by 14.5% since.

Trans World Entertainment Corp. (TWMC): Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner Robert J Higgins Bought 201,800 Shares

Chairman and CEO, 10% Owner of Trans World Entertainment Corp. (TWMC) Robert J Higgins bought 201,800 shares on 04/20/2010 at an average price of $2.12. 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 $66.7 million; its shares were traded at around $2.12 with and P/S ratio of 0.1.

Buy:: 10% Owner Lloyd I Miller Iii bought 24,200 shares of TWMC stock on 03/19/2010 at the average price of 1.42, the price of the stock has increased by 49.3% since. Other insiders have decreased their positions in the company.

Winmark Corp. (WINA): Chairman & CEO, 10% Owner John L Morgan Bought 10,424 Shares

Chairman & CEO, 10% Owner of Winmark Corp. (WINA) John L Morgan bought 10,424 shares during the past week at an average price of $27.08. Winmark Corporation is a franchise company that franchises seven retail concepts which buy, sell, trade and consign merchandise. Winmark Corp. has a market cap of $138.8 million; its shares were traded at around $27.08 with a P/E ratio of 21.6 and P/S ratio of 3.7.

Winmark recently reported its full year 2009 results. The company reported net income for the year ended December 26, 2009 of $5,849,000 or $1.10 per share diluted, compared to net income of $1,139,400 or $.21 per share diluted, in 2008. John Morgan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated “We finished 2009 with strong performance from our franchising business and improved profitability from our leasing activities. We are satisfied with our results in 2009 and feel we are well positioned for 2010.”

Buy:: Director Kirk A Mackenzie bought 3,000 shares of WINA stock on 03/01/2010 at the average price of 20.34, the price of the stock has increased by 33.14% since. Other insiders have decreased their positions in the company.

ZEP INC (ZEP): Chairman President & CEO John K Morgan Bought 10,000 Shares

Chairman President & CEO of ZEP INC (ZEP) John K Morgan bought 10,000 shares on 04/16/2010 at an average price of $18.64. Zep Inc. is a producer, marketer, and service provider of a wide range of cleaning and maintenance solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, and consumer end-markets. Zep Inc has a market cap of $402.8 million; its shares were traded at around $18.64 with a P/E ratio of 20.4 and P/S ratio of 0.8. The dividend yield of Zep Inc stocks is 0.9%.

ZEP recently announced financial results for the three and six month periods ended February 28, 2010. Zep reported net income during the quarter ended February 28, 2010 of $0.7 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, which included $1.3 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, of certain expenditures and charges related to the Amrep acquisition. The Company reported a net loss in the second quarter of the prior year of $0.9 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, which included $0.7 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, of charges related to the Company's restructuring efforts.

John Keeley owns 1,639,100 shares as of 12/31/2009, which accounts for 0.43% of the $6.63 billion portfolio of Keeley Fund Management.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (KTOS): President & CEO Eric M Demarco Bought 1,030 Shares

President & CEO of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (KTOS) Eric M Demarco bought 1,030 shares on 04/15/2010 at an average price of $14.42. Wireless Facilities Inc. a global leader in the design, deployment, and management of wireless communication networks, information technology solutions and security systems, announced today that its Government Services Division. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. has a market cap of $229.1 million; its shares were traded at around $14.42 with a P/E ratio of 75.8 and P/S ratio of 0.7.

KTOS recently reported 2009 revenues of $334.5 million, a 16.9 percent increase over the prior year. For 2009, Kratos generated cash flow from operations of $26.2 million, with fourth quarter cash flow generated from operations of $3.0 million.

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


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