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Weekly CFO Buys Highlight

March 10, 2013 | About:

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CFO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CFOs is illustrated in the chart below:

Crown Media Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWN): EVP and CFO Andrew Rooke Bought 25,000 Shares

Andrew Rooke, EVP and CFO of Crown Media Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWN), bought 25,000 shares on March 1, 2013 at an average price of $1.93.

Crown Media Holdings was incorporated in the State of Delaware in December 1999. Crown Media Holdings, Inc. has a market cap of $769.706 million; its shares were traded at around $2.15 with a P/E ratio of 7.1327 and P/S ratio of 2.2002.

On February 22, 2013Crown Media reported revenue of$102.3 million, a 3% increase from $99.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Advertising revenue increased 2% to$83.1 million from$81.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 due to Hallmark Movie Channel audience growth. Subscriber fee revenue increased 7% to$19.1 million from$17.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 due to contractual rate increases.

Crown Media reported revenue of$349.9 million for 2012, an 8% increase from $323.4 million for 2011. Advertising revenue increased 8% to$271.2 million during 2012 from $251.3 million during 2011. Subscriber fee revenue increased 9% to $78.0 million, from $71.7 million in the prior year.

After his purchase of of 25,000 shares of CRWN stock on March 1, 2013, Andrew Rooke owns at least 62,700 shares. The price of the stock has increased by 11.4% since.

Tetra Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI): Sr. Vice President and CFO Elijio V. Serrano Bought 11,000 Shares

Elijio V. Serrano, Senior Vice President and CFO of Tetra Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI), bought 11,000 shares on March 8, 2013 at an average price of $9.09.

Tetra Technologies, Inc. incorporated in Delaware in 1981. Tetra Technologies, Inc. has a market cap of $710.056 million; its shares were traded at around $9.08 with a P/E ratio of 45.4545 and P/S ratio of 0.8037. Tetra Technologies, Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 2.2% over the past 10 years.

On November 6, 2012 Tetra Technologies, Inc. announced third quarter 2012 net income from continuing operations attributable to Tetra stockholders of $0.10 per fully diluted share compared to $0.02 per fully diluted share reported in the third quarter of 2011. Such results for the third quarter of 2012 include special charges to pretax income of $3.0 million and a pretax loss by the Maritech segment of $9.2 million that aggregates to a net charge of approximately $0.10 per share after tax, compared to special charges to pretax income and a pretax loss by the Maritech segment that aggregated to approximately $0.16 per share after tax in the third quarter of 2011.

Director Kenneth P Mitchell bought 25,000 shares of TTI on November 13, 2012 at the average price of $5.69. Kenneth P. Mitchell owns at least 143,175 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 59.58% since.

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

About the author:

Ockham Research is an independent equity research provider based in Atlanta, Georgia. Security analysis at Ockham Research is based upon the principle known as Ockham's Razor, named for the 14th-century Franciscan friar, William of Ockham. We utilize this straightforward approach to value over 5500 securities, with key emphasis given to the study of individual securities' price-to-sales, price-to-cash earnings and other historical valuation ranges. Please visit www.ockhamresearch.com for more information.

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