Insiders Bought These Stocks on Feb-28

Insiders purchased shares of the following companies on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Advent Claymore Convertible Securities (NYSE:AGC): Woodson Hart purchased 1,500 shares at a price of $6.93.

The Fund s investment objective is to provide total return, through a combination of capital appreciation and current income. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in a diversified portfolio of convertible

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ:AMCC): Zepf Christopher purchased 30,000 shares at a price of $8.19.

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation provides semiconductor solutions for the enterprise, telecom and consumer/small medium business markets. It designs, develops, markets and supports high-performance low power integrated circuits.

Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX): Blackwell James R. (Executive Vice President) purchased 1,659 shares at a price of $114.93.

Chevron Corporation provides administrative, financial, management and technology support to U.S. and international subsidiaries that engage operations of petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation and energy services.

Dte Energy Company (NYSE:DTE): Nicholson James Bruce (Director) purchased 1,500 shares at a price of $66.59.

DTE Energy Holding Company is engaged in the business of providing electricity and natural gas sales, distribution and storage services throughout southeastern Michigan.

Entropic Communications (NASDAQ:ENTR): Bailey Robert L (Director) purchased 12,000 shares at a price of $4.43.

Entropic Communications is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets systems solutions to enable connected home entertainment.

Energy Xxi [Bermuda] Limited (NASDAQ:EXXI): Lawrence Stewart (Vice President, Inv. Relations) purchased 1,800 shares at a price of $28.85.

Energy XXI (Bermuda) Ltd is an independent energy company, engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the U.S. Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Mexico.

Fluidigm Corp. (NASDAQ:FLDM): Smith William Maxwell (See Remarks) purchased 150 shares at a price of $15.74.

Fluidigm Corporation is engaged in developing and distributing life science systems based on proprietary integrated fluidic circuits.

Greater China Fund (NYSE:GCH): Bult John A (Director) purchased 2,000 shares at a price of $13.08.

To achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in listed equity securities of Chinese companies. The fund intends, under normal market conditions, to invest at least 80% of its assets in listed Chinese companies. Up to 15% may be invested in unlist

Hawaiian Telcom Hold (NASDAQ:HCOM): Webster Robert purchased 18,672 shares at a price of $19.85.

Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. offers a variety of telecommunication services to residential and business customers in Hawaii including local telephone, network access and data transport, long distance, Internet, television and wireless phone service.

Inland Real Estate Corp. (NYSE:IRC): Simmon Joel D (Director) purchased 1,000 shares at a price of $9.41.

Inland Real Estate Corporation with its subsidiaries is a publicly held real estate investment trust which owns, operates and develops retail shopping centers.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT): Robo James L (Director) purchased 3,750 shares at a price of $66.45.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc is the wholesale distributor of specialty technology products, providing value-added distribution sales to resellers in the specialty technology markets.

Linn Energy Llc (NASDAQ:LINE): Dunlap David D (Director) purchased 6,500 shares at a price of $37.38.

Linn Energy LLC is an independent oil and natural gas company which seeks to acquire, develop and maximize cash flow from a growing portfolio of long-life oil and natural gas assets.

Olin Corp. (NYSE:OLN): Bogus Donald W (Director) purchased 10,000 shares at a price of $22.22.

Olin Corporation is a manufacturer manufactures and sells chlorine and caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, bleach products and potassium hydroxide. It also manufactures and sells other chlor alkali-related products.

Opko Health Inc (NYSE:OPK): Frost Gamma Investments Trust (10% Owner) purchased 55,000 shares at a price of $7.08.

Opko Health, Inc. is engaged in the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, vaccines, diagnostic technologies, and imaging systems.

Pepsico (NYSE:PEP): Brown Shona L (Director) purchased 1,000 shares at a price of $75.33.

PepsiCo, Inc. is a global food, snack and beverage company, which manufactures or uses contract manufacturers, markets and sells a variety of salty, convenient, sweet and grain-based snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages and foods.

Provident Financial Services (NYSE:PFS): Berry Thomas W purchased 1,000 shares at a price of $14.74.

Provident Financial Services, Inc. through its subsidiary The Provident Bank, provides a range of banking services to individual and business customers through branch offices in New Jersey.

Suffolk Bancorp (NASDAQ:SUBK): O Shea Susan V B (Director) purchased 228 shares at a price of $14.21.

Suffolk Bancorp is a bank holding company. Its business is to provide banking services to its commercial and retail customers.

Universal Truckload Services (NASDAQ:UACL): Sullivan Daniel C (Director) purchased 1,000 shares at a price of $18.33.

Universal Truckload Services is an asset-light provider of transportation services to shippers throughout the United States and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

Vocus (NASDAQ:VOCS): Rudman Richard E (Chairman, CEO and President) purchased 70,000 shares at a price of $13.93.

Vocus, Inc. is a provider of on-demand software for public relations management.

Validus Holdings (NYSE:VR): Hendrickson John J. (Director of Corp. Development) purchased 14,000 shares at a price of $35.65.

Validus Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance coverage in the property, marine, and specialty lines markets worldwide.

Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD): Donovan Paul (Director) purchased 2,500 shares at a price of $36.77.

Woodward Inc. is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of energy control and optimization solutions.

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