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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: BRKR, GAIN, LUB, NUVA, FGP

June 21, 2015 | About:

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

Bruker Corp (NASDAQ:BRKR): CEO, President, 10% Owner Frank H Laukien Bought 1,000,000 Shares

CEO, President, 10% Owner of Bruker Corp (NASDAQ:BRKR) Frank H Laukien bought 1,000,000 shares on 06/15/2015 at an average price of $20.86. Bruker Corp is a designer and manufacturer of proprietary life science and materials research systems and associated products that address the rapidly evolving needs of customers in life science, pharmaceutical, biotechnological, clinical and molecular diagnostics research, and materials and chemical analysis in various industries and government applications. Bruker Corp has a market cap of $3.52 billion; its shares were traded at around $20.86 with a P/E ratio of 64.28 and P/S ratio of 2.03. Bruker Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 17.50% over the past 10 years.

Bruker’s revenues for the first quarter of 2015 were $353.5 million, a decline of 16.6 percent compared to the first quarter of 2014. Excluding a 2.6 percent net negative effect from acquisitions & divestitures, and an 11.0 percent negative effect from changes in foreign exchange rates, Bruker reported a year-over-year organic revenue decline of 3.0 percent in the first quarter of 2015.

Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) owns 4,669,258 shares as of 12/31/2014, an increase of 42.11% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.21% of the $46.93 billion portfolio of Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio). Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) owns 1,646,395 shares as of 12/31/2014, which accounts for 0.26% of the $13.11 billion portfolio of Gotham Asset Management, LLC.

EVP & CFO Charles F Jr Wagner sold 19,000 shares of BRKR stock on 03/17/2015 at the average price of 18.97. Charles F Jr Wagner owns at least 99,925 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 9.96% since.

Gladstone Investment Corp (NASDAQ:GAIN): CEO David Gladstone Bought 158,500 Shares

CEO of Gladstone Investment Corp (NASDAQ:GAIN) David Gladstone bought 158,500 shares on 06/15/2015 at an average price of $7.71. Gladstone Investment Corp was incorporated under the General Corporation Laws of the State of Delaware on February 18, 2005. Gladstone Investment Corp has a market cap of $233.389 million; its shares were traded at around $7.71 with a P/E ratio of 4.19 and P/S ratio of 4.94. The dividend yield of Gladstone Investment Corp stocks is 9.44%.

Gladstone Investment recently reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. Net investment income for the quarters ended March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, was $5.0 million, or $0.19 per share, and $5.8 million, or $0.22 per share, respectively, a decrease of 14.5%.

Director Caren D Merrick bought 1,965 shares of GAIN stock on 06/01/2015 at the average price of 7.63. Caren D Merrick owns at least 1,965 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.05% since.

Luby's Inc (NYSE:LUB): President and CEO, 10% Owner Christopher James Pappas Bought 125,000 Shares

President and CEO, 10% Owner of Luby's Inc (NYSE:LUB) Christopher James Pappas bought 125,000 shares on 06/18/2015 at an average price of $5.05. Luby's Inc was founded in 1947 in San Antonio, Texas. Luby's Inc has a market cap of $144.419 million; its shares were traded at around $5.05 with and P/S ratio of 0.37. Luby's Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 25.90% over the past 5 years.

Director, 10% Owner Harris J Pappas bought 125,000 shares of LUB stock on 06/18/2015 at the average price of 5.13. Harris J Pappas owns at least 4,924,269 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.56% since.

NuVasive Inc (NASDAQ:NUVA): Chairman & CEO Gregory T Lucier Bought 12,491 Shares

Chairman & CEO of NuVasive Inc (NASDAQ:NUVA) Gregory T Lucier bought 12,491 shares during the past week at an average price of $49.66. NuVasive Inc was incorporated in Delaware on July 21, 1997, and began commercializing its products in 2001. Nuvasive Inc has a market cap of $2.4 billion; its shares were traded at around $49.66 with a P/E ratio of 78.41 and P/S ratio of 3.08.

NuVasive reported first quarter 2015 total revenue of $192.4 million, an 8.4% increase compared to $177.5 million for the first quarter 2014. On a constant currency basis, first quarter 2015 total revenue increased 10.0% compared to the same period last year.

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) owns 1,515,939 shares as of 12/31/2014, an increase of 28.72% from the previous quarter. This position accounts for 0.15% of the $48.83 billion portfolio of Fisher Asset Management, LLC. Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) owns 166,700 shares as of 12/31/2014, which accounts for 0.041% of the $19.06 billion portfolio of GAMCO Investors.

President and COO Patrick Miles sold 4,194 shares of NUVA stock on 06/02/2015 at the average price of 49.47. Patrick Miles owns at least 92,488 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.38% since.

Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE:FGP): CEO and President Stephen L Wambold Bought 25,000 Shares

CEO and President of Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE:FGP) Stephen L Wambold bought 25,000 shares on 06/15/2015 at an average price of $22.98. Ferrellgas Partners LPwas formed on April 19, 1994. Ferrellgas Partners Lp has a market cap of $2.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $22.98 with a P/E ratio of 68.03 and P/S ratio of 0.93. The dividend yield of Ferrellgas Partners Lp stocks is 8.70%.

CFO Alan C Heitmann bought 4,200 shares of FGP stock on 03/17/2015 at the average price of 22.46. Alan C Heitmann owns at least 10,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.32% since.

  • CEO Buys, CFO Buys: Stocks that are bought by their CEO/CFOs.
  • Insider Cluster Buys: Stocks that multiple company officers and directors have bought.
  • Double Buys:: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying
  • Triple Buys: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying, and Company is buying back.

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