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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: AOL Inc, Consolidated Graphics Inc, Saul Centers Inc, Hill-ROM Holdings, Helix Energy Solutions Group

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Last week’s top five stocks that were bought by their CEOs were Aol Inc, Consolidated Graphics Inc, Saul Centers Inc, HILL-ROM HOLDINGS, INC, and Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week.

Chairman and CEO of Aol Inc (AOL) Timothy M Armstrong bought 518,600 shares on 05/05/2010 at an average price of $23.79. AOL Inc. is a global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. Aol Inc has a market cap of $2.53 billion; its shares were traded at around $23.79 with a P/E ratio of 8.3 and P/S ratio of 0.8.

AOL recently reported its first quarter results. The company announced that its revenue for the quarter was $354 million. "AOL continues to make progress against our long-term objective of becoming an internet growth company. Our results highlight the accomplishment of our first goal in AOL's turnaround which was to significantly reduce AOL's cost structure," said Tim Armstrong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "While our restructuring had an impact on Q1 advertising results, we are encouraged by the advertising market's recent strength. We are now entering the second phase of AOL's plan which is to greatly improve the consumer experience, scale the advertising systems and teams, and aggressively pursue our strategy in the marketplace."

Ron Baron bought 3,580,420 shares in the quarter that ended on 03/31/2010, which is 0.59% of the $15.33 billion portfolio of Baron Funds. Jean-Marie Eveillard owns 582,034 shares as of 03/31/2010, an increase of 90.25% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.11% of the $12.96 billion portfolio of Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC. Kenneth Fisher owns 21,459 shares as of 03/31/2010, a decrease of 96.64% of from the previous quarter. This position accounts for less than 0.01% of the $33.01 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC.

Buy:: Director James R Stengel bought 2,055 shares of AOL stock on 05/12/2010 at the average price of 24.21, the price of the stock has decreased by 1.73% since. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

Consolidated Graphics Inc. (CGX): CEO/Chairman of the Board, 10% Owner Joe R Davis Bought 200,000 Shares

CEO/Chairman of the Board, 10% Owner of Consolidated Graphics Inc. (CGX) Joe R Davis bought 200,000 shares on 05/11/2010 at an average price of $43.85. Consolidated Graphics provides general commercial printing services. Consolidated Graphics Inc. has a market cap of $489.7 million; its shares were traded at around $43.85 with a P/E ratio of 22.4 and P/S ratio of 0.5.

CGX recently reported its first quarter 2010 results. Revenue for the March quarter was $237.0 million, a 4.1% decline compared to the prior year quarter primarily caused by lower same-store sales. Adjusted Operating Income was $10.3 million or 4.4% of revenue compared to $6.6 million or 2.7% of revenue for the same quarter last year. Adjusted Net was $6.2 million, or $.54 Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share compared to Adjusted Net Income of $2.5 million, or $.22 Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share for the prior year quarter.

Sell:: CFO and Accounting Officer Jon C Biro sold 12,100 shares of CGX stock on 02/19/2010 at the average price of 47.01, the price of the stock has decreased by 6.72% since. Other insiders have also decreased their positions in the company.

Saul Centers Inc. (BFS): CEO, 10% Owner B Francis Saul Ii Bought 45,100 Shares

CEO, 10% Owner of Saul Centers Inc. (BFS) B Francis Saul Ii bought 45,100 shares during the past week at an average price of $39.5. 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 $715.5 million; its shares were traded at around $39.5 with and P/S ratio of 4.4. The dividend yield of Saul Centers Inc. stocks is 3.6%. Saul Centers Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 0.7% over the past 10 years.

Saul Centers recently reported its first quarter 2010 results. Total revenue increased 10% to $43.6 million, compared with $39.7 million in the first quarter of 2009. Operating income increased 9%.

Sell:: Sr. Vice President-Leasing Christopher Netter sold 4,000 shares of BFS stock on 04/08/2010 at the average price of 41.42, the price of the stock has decreased by 4.64% since.

HILL-ROM HOLDINGS, INC. (HRC): President and CEO John J Greisch Bought 30,000 Shares

President and CEO of HILL-ROM HOLDINGS, INC. (HRC) John J Greisch bought 30,000 shares on 05/12/2010 at an average price of $31.35. HILL-ROM HOLDINGS, Inc. traces its roots back to 1929 when William A. Hill-rom Holdings, Inc. has a market cap of $1.97 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.35 with a P/E ratio of 24.2 and P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of Hill-rom Holdings, Inc. stocks is 1.3%.

Hill-Rom recently announced its fiscal 2010 third quarter dividend of $0.1025 per share. This dividend was declared by Hill-Rom's Board of Directors on May 6, 2010, and is payable on June 30, 2010, to shareholders of record as of June 16, 2010.

John Keeley owns 3,171,038 shares as of 03/31/2010, which accounts for 1.3% of the $6.62 billion portfolio of Keeley Fund Management.

Buy:: Sr. VP & Chief Counsel Susan R Lichtenstein bought 1,000 shares of HRC stock on 05/13/2010 at the average price of 32.39, the price of the stock has decreased by 3.21% since. Other insiders have also increased their positions in the company.

Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (HLX): PRESIDENT & CEO Owen E Kratz Bought 50,575 Shares

PRESIDENT & CEO of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (HLX) Owen E Kratz bought 50,575 shares during the past week at an average price of $13.86. Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc., is a marine contractor and operator of offshore oil and gas properties and production facilities. Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. has a market cap of $1.45 billion; its shares were traded at around $13.86 with a P/E ratio of 57.8 and P/S ratio of 1. Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 27.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Helix recently reported a net loss of $17.9 million, or $(0.17) per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2010 compared with net income of $53.5 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the same period in 2009, and a net loss of $55.7 million, or $(0.53) per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Buy:: Senior VP-Finance & CAO Lloyd A Hajdik bought 1,000 shares of HLX stock on 05/10/2010 at the average price of 13.85, the price of the stock has increased by 0.07% since.


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