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Weekly Top Insider Buys: ProLogis, Navistar International Corp., Lexstar International Inc., J. Crew Group Inc., and Royce Value Trust Inc.

Weekly Top Insider Buys: PLD, NAV, LXK, JCG, RVT

June 27, 2010 | About:


Weekly highlight of top insider buys: ProLogis (NYSE:PLD), Navistar International Corp. (NYSE:NAV), Lexstar International Inc. (NYSE:LXK), J. Crew Group Inc. (JCG), and Royce Value Trust Inc. (NYSE:RVT).



CFO of ProLogis, William E Sullivan, bought 10,000 shares on 6/24/10 at an average price of $11.16.

ProLogis is a real estate investment trust that operates a global network of industrial distribution facilities. Prologis has a market cap of $5.32 billion; its shares were traded at around $11.16 with a P/E ratio of 17 and P/S ratio of 4.3. The dividend yield of Prologis stocks is 5.3%.

On April 22, ProLogis reported funds from operations of $0.01 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2010, compared with $0.90 in the first quarter of 2009. ProLogis reported a net loss of $0.19 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2010, compared with net income of $0.66 for the same period in 2009.



ProLogis is in the portfolios of two Gurus: Third Avenue Management and Chris Davis.



Last week, Buy: CEO Walter C Rakowich and Buy: CFO William E Sullivan bought shares of PLD stock.



Navistar International Corp. (NYSE:NAV): Director Eugenio Clariond Bought 12,500 Shares

Director of Navistar International Corp., Eugenio Clariond, bought 12,500 shares on 6/18/10 at an average price of $53.04.

Navistar International Corp. is a holding company and its principal operating subsidiary is Navistar Int'l Transportation Corp. Navistar International Corp. has a market cap of $3.77 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.04 with a P/E ratio of 23.9 and P/S ratio of 0.3.



Navistar International Corp. is in the portfolios of David Tepper and Arnold Schneider.



This month, Buy: Director Eugenio Clariond bought 12,500 shares of NAV stock. He also bought shares in March.Buy: VP and Corporate Controller John P Waldron bought 1,000 shares in January. Sell: Director Michael N Hammes sold this month.



Lexmark International Inc. (NYSE:LXK): Vice President Scott T.r. Coons Bought 2,600 Shares

Vice President of Lexmark International Inc., Scott T.R. Coons, bought 2,600 shares on 6/18/10 at an average price of $35.83.

Lexmark International, Inc. makes it easier for businesses and consumers to move information between the digital and paper worlds. Lexmark International Inc. has a market cap of $2.81 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.83 with a P/E ratio of 9.7 and P/S ratio of 0.8.



On April 27, Lexmark International, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter of 2010. First quarter revenue of $1.04 billion increased 10 percent compared to the same quarter last year. First quarter 2009 GAAP earnings per share were $0.75. Earnings per share for the first quarter of 2009 would have been $0.89 excluding $0.14 per share for restructuring-related activitie

Lexmark International Inc. is owned by three Gurus: George Soros, Third Avenue Management, and David Dreman.



This month, Buy: Vice President Scott T.r. Coons bought 2,600 shares of LXK stock. Buy: Director Stephen R Hardis in April, and Sell: VP PSSD & Corp Finance Gary D Stromquist sold 433 shares in February.



J. Crew Group Inc. (JCG): Director James G Coulter Bought 10,000 Shares

Director of J. Crew Group Inc. (JCG) James G Coulter bought 10,000 shares on 06/21/2010 at an average price of $39.2. J. Crew Group, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer in the United States. J. Crew Group Inc. has a market cap of $2.5 billion; its shares were traded at around $39.2 with a P/E ratio of 17.4 and P/S ratio of 1.5.

On May 27, company reported first quarter 2010 revenues increased 20% to $413.9 million. Store sales increased 20% to $290.0 million, with comparable store sales increasing 15%. Operating income increased 113.8% to $75.4 million, or 18.2% of revenues, compared with operating income of $35.3 million, or 10.2% of revenues, in the first quarter of fiscal 2009. Net income was $44.7 million, or $0.68 per diluted share. Net income was $20.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2009.

J. Crew Group Inc. is in the portfolio of Ron Baron.



This month, Buy: Director James G Coulter bought 10,000 shares of JCG stock. Buy: Director David C House bought 1,500 shares in March, and Sell: EVP Factory & Madewell Libby Wadle sold 9,000 shares in April.



Royce Value Trust Inc. (NYSE:RVT): President - Investment Adviser Charles M Royce Bought 30,000 Shares

President - Investment Adviser of Royce Value Trust Inc. (NYSE:RVT) Charles M Royce bought 30,000 shares on 06/23/2010 at an average price of $11.1.

Royce Value Trust Inc. is a closed-end diversified investment company whose investment objective is long-term growth through investment in the securities of small and medium-sized companies. Royce Value Trust Inc. has a market cap of $732.9 million; its shares were traded at around $11.1 .

This month, Buy: President - Investment Adviser Charles M Royce bought 30,000 shares of RVT stock.



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

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