Top Insider Stock Buys in First Week of October

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information on insider buys registered with the SEC for the week ending Oct 7th, 2011:

  1.  Equity One Inc (NYSE:EQY):  Katzman, Chaim bought 350,000 shares at market prices between $14.80 and $15.25 on Oct 3rd 2011, for a total cost of $5,249,000. About the company: Equity One, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust. The Trust principally acquires, renovates, develops, and manages community and neighborhood shopping centers anchored by national and regional supermarket chains. Equity One’s portfolio currently consists of properties primarily located in metropolitan areas of Florida and Texas.
  2.  Opko Health Inc (AMEX:OPK):  Hsiao, Jane bought 1,200,000 shares at a market price of $3.60 on Oct 5th 2011, for a total cost of $4,320,000. About the company: Opko Health, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company that researches and develops pharmaceuticals. The Company researches treatments for macular degeneration and other ophthalmic diseases.
  3.  Key Energy Services Inc (NYSE:KEG):  Rachesky, Mark bought 450,000 shares at a market price of $8.79 on Oct 3rd 2011, for a total cost of $3,954,195. About the company: Key Energy Services, Inc. provides onshore, rig-based well services, including well maintenance, workover, completion and re-completion, and plugging and abandonment. The Company also provides oilfield trucking and ancillary oilfield services. In addition, Key Energy Services contracts for onshore drilling operations and produces and develops oil and natural gas reserves.
  4.  Federal Mogul Corp De (NASDAQ:FDML):  Icahn, Carl bought 126,900 shares at market prices between $14.88 and $15.41 on Sep 28th 2011, for a total cost of $1,932,421. About the company: Federal-Mogul Corporation supplies products, services and solutions to automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty truck, off-highway, agricultural, marine, rail, and industrial markets. The Company provides powertrain, vehicle safety, engine, sealing, steering, braking, service and other energy solutions.
  5.  Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA):  Seawell, A bought 100,000 shares at a market price of $11.91 on Oct 3rd 2011, for a total cost of $1,191,000. About the company: NVIDIA Corporation designs, develops, and markets three dimensional (3D) graphics processors and related software. The Company’s products provide interactive 3D graphics to the mainstream personal computer market.
  6.  Valhi Inc (NYSE:VHI):  Simmons, Harold bought 19,800 shares at market prices between $52.00 and $52.75 on Sep 29th 2011, for a total cost of $1,033,231. 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.
  7.  Cumulus Media Inc (NASDAQ:CMLS):  Dickey, Lewis bought 353,907 shares at market prices between $2.88 and $2.93 on Sep 27th 2011, for a total cost of $1,028,218. About the company: Cumulus Media Inc., a radio broadcasting company, acquires, operates, and develops radio stations in mid-size radio markets in the United States. The Company also provides sales and marketing services under local marketing agreements to various stations in the United States.
  8.  Armour Residential Reit Inc (AMEX:ARR):  Staton, Daniel bought 150,000 shares at a market price of $6.29 on Oct 3rd 2011, for a total cost of $943,500. About the company: ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. invests primarily in hybrid adjustable-rate, adjustable-rate and fixed-rate residential mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by a U.S. Government-chartered entity. The Company intends to elect and qualify to be taxed as a real estate investment trust commencing with their taxable year ending December 31, 2009.
  9.  Federal Mogul Corp De (NASDAQ:FDML):  Icahn, Carl bought 51,100 shares at market prices between $14.83 and $14.93 on Oct 3rd 2011, for a total cost of $762,474. About the company: Federal-Mogul Corporation supplies products, services and solutions to automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty truck, off-highway, agricultural, marine, rail, and industrial markets. The Company provides powertrain, vehicle safety, engine, sealing, steering, braking, service and other energy solutions.
  10.  Valhi Inc (NYSE:VHI):  Simmons , Harold bought 10,000 shares at market prices between $54.40 and $55.75 on Oct 5th 2011, for a total cost of $553,704. 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.

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