Insiders Bought Stock Positions in These Companies Last Week

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information on insider buys registered with the SEC for the week ending Oct 21st, 2011:

  1. Derma Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:DSCI):  William Martin bought 93,544 shares at market prices between $8.09 and $8.11 on Oct 17th 2011, for a total cost of $757,528. About the company: Derma Sciences, Inc. markets and sells a range of skin care, wound management, and specialty securement devices. The Company’s products are used primarily in hospitals, nursing homes, and home health settings. Derma’s products include wound dressings, moisturizing lotions, hand soaps, incontinence care products, disinfectants, wound closure strips, and catheter/tubing securement devices.
  2. Apache Corp (NYSE:APA):  Chansoo Joung bought 5,000 shares at a market price of $90.00 on Oct 17th 2011, for a total cost of $450,000. About the company: Apache Corporation is an independent energy company. The Company explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The Company has operations in North America, onshore Egypt, offshore Western Australia, offshore the United Kingdom in the North Sea (North Sea), and onshore Argentina, as well as on the Chilean side of the island of Tierra del Fuego.
  3. Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd (NYSE:PTP):  H. Mitchell bought 14,000 shares at a market price of $30.04 on Oct 20th 2011, for a total cost of $420,615. 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.
  4.  Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ:DLTR):  Arnold Barron bought 5,000 shares at a market price of $79.84 on Oct 13th 2011, for a total cost of $399,211. About the company: Dollar Tree, Inc. operates a discount variety store chain. The Company sells an assortment of everyday general merchandise. Dollar Tree sells its merchandise at the $1.00 price point. The Company operates throughout the United States.
  5. Valhi Inc (NYSE:VHI):  Harold Simmons bought 5,300 shares at market prices between $58.00 and $58.90 on Oct 19th 2011, for a total cost of $311,900. 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. Bkf Capital Group Inc (PINK:BKFG):  Steven Bronson bought 179,472 shares at a market price of $1.27 on Oct 11th 2011, for a total cost of $228,132.  About the company: BKF Capital Group, Inc. operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, BKF Management Co., Inc. and its subsidiaries.  As of December 31, 2009, the Company had no operations.  The Company is focused on a merger, acquisition, business combination or other arrangement by and between the Company and a viable operating entity.  The Company, through BKF GP, Inc. acts as the managing general partner of several private investment partnerships, which are in the process of being liquidated and dissolved.  The Company operated in the investment advisory and asset management business entirely through Asset Management, Inc., which was an investment adviser.  BAM specialized in managing equity portfolios for institutional investors through its equity and alternative investment strategies.
  7. Apache Corp (NYSE:APA):  William Montgomery bought 2,000 shares at a market price of $90.00 on Oct 19th 2011, for a total cost of $180,000. About the company: Apache Corporation is an independent energy company. The Company explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The Company has operations in North America, onshore Egypt, offshore Western Australia, offshore the United Kingdom in the North Sea (North Sea), and onshore Argentina, as well as on the Chilean side of the island of Tierra del Fuego.
  8. Trans World Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ:TWMC):  Robert Higgins bought 75,000 shares at market prices between $2.07 and $2.14 on Oct 13th 2011, for a total cost of $155,985. About the company: Trans World Entertainment Corporation is a music retailer that operates stores in the United States. The Company operates mall-based stores and freestanding stores under the names Camelot Music, Record Town, The Wall, F.Y.E., Coconuts Music and Movies, Strawberries Music, Spec’s, and Planet Music. Trans World also operates an electronic commerce music and entertainment Web site.
  9. China Transinfo Technology Corp (NASDAQ:CTFO):  Shudong Xia bought 24,600 shares at market prices between $2.79 and $3.15 on Oct 11th 2011, for a total cost of $74,541. About the company: China TransInfo Technology Corp is a holding company. The Company, through it’s subsidiaries, provides Information Technology solutions and Geography Information Systems application services that cover system planning, deployment, system construction, data testing, system audit and optimization, and user’s manuals and customer training through self-developed platform software products.
  10. Diamond Foods Inc (NASDAQ:DMND):  Steven Neil bought 1,000 shares at market prices between $71.30 and $71.45 on Oct 13th 2011, for a total cost of $71,375. About the company: Diamond Foods, Inc. is a branded food company specializing in processing, marketing and distributing culinary, snack, in-shell and ingredient nuts.

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