Top Insider Stock Purchases to Watch in Late February

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information on insider buys registered with the SEC for the week ending Feb 24th, 2012:

Kronos Worldwide Inc (NYSE:KRO):

Simmons, Harold bought 129,500 shares at a market price of $22.50 on Feb 16th 2012, for a total cost of $2,913,750. Simmons, Harold bought 100,000 shares at a market price of $22.29 on Feb 22nd 2012, for a total cost of $2,229,100.

White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd (NYSE:WTM):

Davis, Morgan bought 3,000 shares at market prices between $463.00 and $465.00 on Feb 14th 2012, for a total cost of $1,391,801.

C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR):

Kelly, John bought 5,000 shares at a market price of $95.36 on Feb 14th 2012, for a total cost of $476,818.

Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD):

Woldolsen, Per bought 10,000 shares at a market price of $44.00 on Feb 22nd 2012, for a total cost of $439,955.

Parkway Properties Inc (NYSE:PKY):

Heistand, James bought 40,000 shares at a market price of $10.22 on Feb 14th 2012, for a total cost of $408,892.

First Busey Corp (NASDAQ:BUSE):

Downey, David bought 50,000 shares at market prices between $4.97 and $5.04 on Feb 14th 2012, for a total cost of $249,697.

Gannett Co Inc (NYSE:GCI):

Mcfarland, Duncan bought 15,000 shares at a market price of $15.51 on Feb 23rd 2012, for a total cost of $232,650.

Valhi Inc (NYSE:VHI):

Simmons, Harold bought 4,000 shares at market prices between $57.50 and $57.75 on Feb 21st 2012, for a total cost of $230,500.

Two Harbors Investment Corp (AMEX:TWO):

Taylor , Brian bought 20,000 shares at a market price of $10.05 on Feb 16th 2012, for a total cost of $201,000.

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