Insiders Sold Shares in These Companies at Start of July

Following is information on insider sales for the week ending July 8th, 2011:

  • Homeaway Inc (AWAY): Christopher Marhsall sold 177,556 shares at a market price of $27 per share on July 5, 2011 for total proceeds of $4,794,012.  About the company: HomeAway, Inc. (HomeAway) is an early-stage company. HomeAway operates the online marketplace for the vacation rental industry.
  • Valhi Inc. (NYSE:VHI): Harold Simmons sold 51,100 shares at a market price of $52.37 on July 6, 2011 for total proceeds of $2,676,107.  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.
  • Derma Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:DSCI): William Martin sold 254,545 shares at a market price of $8.36 on June 24, 2011 for total proceeds of $2,127,996.  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.
  • Kior Inc (KIOR): Stuart Peterson sold 115,828 shares on July 5th, 2011 at a market price of $15.05 for proceeds of $1,742,766.  About the company: Kior is development- stage company. KiOR is a renewable fuels company, which has developed a technology platform to convert non-food biomass into hydrocarbon-based oil.
  • Futurefuel Corp (FF): Paul Lorenzini sold 49,047 shares at a market price of $12.21 on June 30, 2011 for total proceeds of $598,673. About the company: FutureFuel Corp. is engaged in the chemical and biofuels business. It owns approximately 2,200 acres of land six miles southeast of Batesville in north central Arkansas fronting the White River.
  • Trustco Bank Corp NY (NASDAQ:TRST):  Robert McCormick sold 141,300 shares at a market price of $4.60 on July 6, 2011 for proceeds of $649,980.  About the company: TrustCo Bank Corp NY is the holding company for Trustco Bank, National Association. The Bank operates banking offices and automated teller machines in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington counties, New York. TrustCo provides a wide range of personal and business banking services, including trust services.
  • Kingold Jewelry Inc (NASDAQ:KGJI): Jia Hong sold 200,000 shares on July 6, 2011 at a market price of  $1.78 for proceeds of $312,900.  About the company: Kingold Jewelry Inc., through its subsidiary, designs and manufactures 24K gold jewelry and household ornaments. The Company’s 24k gold jewelry products are sold by weight.
  • Trustco Bank Corp Ny (NASDAQ:TRST): Thomas Maggs July 6 2011 4.60 4.60 51,505 236,923 About the company: TrustCo Bank Corp NY is the holding company for Trustco Bank, National Association. The Bank operates banking offices and automated teller machines in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington counties, New York. TrustCo provides a wide range of personal and business banking services, including trust services.

(Note: Data on insider transactions are sourced from here.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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