Insiders Bought Shares of These Companies at End of October

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information on insider buys registered with the SEC for the week ending Oct 28th, 2011:

  1. Coldwater Creek Inc (NASDAQ:CWTR):  Dennis Pence bought 8,235,000 shares at a market price of $0.85 on Oct 19th 2011, for a total cost of $6,999,750. About the company: Coldwater Creek Inc. is a specialty direct mail retailer of apparel, gifts, jewelry, and home furnishings. The Company markets its merchandise primarily through catalogs, including Northcountry, Spirit of the West, Natural Elements, and Home. Coldwater also operates catalog-themed retail store complexes in Sandpoint, Idaho, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
  2. Cirrus Logic Inc (NASDAQ:CRUS):  Robert Smith bought 132,000 shares at a market price of $15.21 on Oct 24th 2011, for a total cost of $2,007,720. About the company: Cirrus Logic, Inc. designs and manufactures integrated circuits that employ precision linear and advanced mixed-signal processing technologies. The Company’s products enable system-level applications in mass storage, audio, and precision data conversion. Cirrus serves a broad customer base in the mass storage, industrial, and audio markets.
  3. Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I Ltd (NYSE:FSL):  Richard Beyer bought 40,000 shares at a market price of $12.16 on Oct 25th 2011, for a total cost of $486,348.  About the company: Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd (Freescale) is an embedded processing semiconductors and solutions provider.
  4. Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB):  Paal Kibsgaardpetersen bought 6,000 shares at a market price of $69.00 on Oct 25th 2011, for a total cost of $414,000. About the company: Schlumberger Limited is an oil services company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides a wide range of services, including technology, project management and information solutions to the international petroleum industry as well as advanced acquisition and data processing surveys.
  5.  Valhi Inc (NYSE:VHI):  Harold Simmons bought 5,000 shares at a market price of $60.00 on Oct 25th 2011, for a total cost of $300,000. About the company: Valhi, Inc. is involved in the titanium dioxide pigments, component products, titanium metals products, and waste management industries. The Company produces titanium dioxide pigments, titanium metals products, ergonomic computer support systems, and precision ball bearing slides. Valhi also owns and operates a facility for the processing, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes.
  6.  Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP):  Jorge Junquera bought 105,000 shares at a market price of $1.80 on Oct 24th 2011, for a total cost of $189,000. About the company: Popular, Inc. is a bank holding company that provides commercial banking services through branches in Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, and the United States mainland. The Company also provides mortgage and consumer finance, lease financing, investment banking and broker/dealer activities, retail financial services, and automated tellers.
  7.  Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd (NYSE:PTP):  Allan Decleir bought 3,300 shares at a market price of $30.12 on Oct 20th 2011, for a total cost of $99,398. About the company: Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. is a holding company that provides property and casualty reinsurance coverages to insurers and select reinsurers on a worldwide basis. The Company’s reinsurance segments include global property and marine, global casualty which includes general liablity, auto liablity, professional liablity, workers’ compensation and accident and health.
  8.  Cirrus Logic Inc (NASDAQ:CRUS):  Jason Rhode bought 6,500 shares at a market price of $14.92 on Oct 24th 2011, for a total cost of $96,980. About the company: Cirrus Logic, Inc. designs and manufactures integrated circuits that employ precision linear and advanced mixed-signal processing technologies. The Company’s products enable system-level applications in mass storage, audio, and precision data conversion. Cirrus serves a broad customer base in the mass storage, industrial, and audio markets.
  9.  Cardinal Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CFNL):  William Buck bought 8,500 shares at market prices between $10.50 and $10.83 on Oct 24th 2011, for a total cost of $91,688. About the company: Cardinal Financial Corporation is a multi-bank holding company. The Banks offer a variety of banking products to individuals, professionals, and small to medium-sized businesses in northern Virginia. The Company also operates Cardinal Wealth Services, Inc., an investment advisory company. Cardinal Bank operates in Fairfax County, Virginia.
  10.  Crimson Exploration Inc (NASDAQ:CXPO):  Zhaoxing Ni bought 25,800 shares at market prices between $2.64 and $2.84 on Oct 21st 2011, for a total cost of $70,504. About the company: Crimson Exploration Inc. acquires, develops, exploits, and produces crude oil and natural gas, primarily in the onshore regions of the United States.

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