Insiders purchased shares of the following companies on Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB): Hill Leo J (Director) purchased 562 shares at a price of $13.85.
Ameris Bancorp is a financial holding company through its subsidiary Ameris Bank operates a full service banking business and offers a range of retail and commercial banking services to its customers.
Allied Nevada Gold Corp (NYSE:ANV): Caldwell Scott Andrew (President and CEO) purchased 1,500 shares at a price of $17.78.
Allied Nevada Gold Corp is a gold mining company that operates the Hycroft Mine and has a large number of prospective exploration claims in the State of Nevada.
Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend (NYSE:AOD): Jacobson James A purchased 65,000 shares at a price of $4.00.
The primary investment objective is high current dividend income, with a secondary focus on long-term growth of capital. It will invest at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of foreign and domestic companies that pay dividends. The Fund will
Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA): Montgomery William C (Director) purchased 2,000 shares at a price of $73.10.
Apache Corporation is an independent energy company that explores for, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids.It currently has exploration and production interests in six countries, divided into seven operating regions.
Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY): Winger Dennis L (Director) purchased 20,000 shares at a price of $4.30.
Accuray, Inc. designs, develops and sells the CyberKnife system, an image-guided robotic radiosurgery system used for the treatment of solid tumors anywhere in the body.
Avon Products (NYSE:AVP): Noski Charles H (Director) purchased 500 shares at a price of $19.66.
Avon Products Inc is a global manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products. Its product categories are Beauty, Fashion and Home.
Azz Inc. (NYSE:AZZ): Pendley Timothy E (Senior VP GALVANIZING) purchased 54 shares at a price of $27.50.
AZZ, inc., is an electrical equipment and components manufacture. It serves the global markets of power generation, transmission and distribution, and the general industrial markets.
Cincinnati Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CINF): Debbink Dirk J (Director) purchased 221 shares at a price of $45.16.
Cincinnati Financial Corporation’s is engaged in providing property casualty insurance through independent insurance agents.
Cenveo Inc (NYSE:CVO): Armstrong Gerald S purchased 10,000 shares at a price of $2.10.
Clayton Williams Energy (NASDAQ:CWEI): Ford Davis L (Director) purchased 2,000 shares at a price of $40.43.
Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration for and production of oil and natural gas mainly in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.
Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG): Jones Adrian M purchased 400 shares at a price of $46.46.
Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer in the United States, which offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel.
Dcp Midstream Partners Lp (NYSE:DPM): Robeson Rose M (Sr. Vice President & CFO) purchased 2,500 shares at a price of $42.39.
DCP Midstream Partners, LP is engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting & selling natural gas; producing, transporting, storing & selling propane in wholesale markets; & transporting & selling NGLs & condensate.
Cal Dive International (NYSE:DVR): Reed John Burwell Jr purchased 25,000 shares at a price of $1.70.
The Company is a marine contractor which provides manned diving, pipelay and pipe burial, platform installation and platform salvage services to a diverse customer base in the offshore oil and natural gas industry.
Engility Holdings Inc. Common (NYSE:EGL): Abrams Capital Management, Llc purchased 8,100 shares at a price of $18.49.
Equal Energy Ltd (NYSE:EQU): Smalling Scott (VP & CFO) purchased 109 shares at a price of $3.22.
Equal Energy Ltd. is an exploration and production oil and gas company, it has a geographically diverse portfolio of oil and gas assets with producing properties located principally in Oklahoma and Alberta.
Freeport-Mcmoran Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX): Johnston J Bennett purchased 16,000 shares at a price of $31.48.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold is an international mining company. It engages in the mining of copper, gold and molybdenum.
Heska Corp. (NASDAQ:HSKA): Aylesworth William A (Director) purchased 2,000 shares at a price of $8.35.
Heska Corporation is engaged in developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and supporting veterinary products.
Kkr Financial (NYSE:KFN): Ryles Scott A purchased 8,850 shares at a price of $11.38.
KKR Financial Corp. is a specialty finance company that uses leverage with the objective of generating competitive risk-adjusted returns.
Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS): Tong Chris (Director) purchased 2,000 shares at a price of $10.50.
Kosmos Energy Ltd is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on under-explored regions in Africa.
Meru Networks (NASDAQ:MERU): Kissner Charles (Director) purchased 3,000 shares at a price of $4.00.
Meru Networks, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. It provides a virtualized wireless LAN solution that optimizes the enterprise network to deliver the performance and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the mobility.
Nustar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS): Bates Jesse D (Director) purchased 1,000 shares at a price of $47.18.
NuStar Energy, L.P. is engaged in the terminalling and storage of petroleum products, the transportation of petroleum products and anhydrous ammonia, and asphalt and fuels marketing.
Opko Health Inc (NYSE:OPK): Frost Gamma Investments Trust (10% Owner) purchased 35,500 shares at a price of $7.06.
Opko Health, Inc. is engaged in the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, vaccines, diagnostic technologies, and imaging systems.
Rockville Financial (NASDAQ:RCKB): Stanton Howard Iii (Other) purchased 100 shares at a price of $12.83.
Sunoco Logistics Partners Lp (NYSE:SXL): Salinas Martin (Chief Financial Officer) purchased 2,400 shares at a price of $63.81.
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P., is engaged in the transport, terminalling and storage of refined products and crude oil and in the purchase and sale of crude oil.
Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (NYSE:TC): Wilson Mark Arthur (Executive VP and CCO) purchased 1,900 shares at a price of $3.29.
Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. mines and processes molybdenum. The Company operates mines, mills, and metallurgical roasting facilities in Canada and the United States.
Tri Continental Corp. (NYSE:TY): White Todd purchased 9,000 shares at a price of $17.17.
United Fire & Casualty Company (NASDAQ:UFCS): Conner David E (VP/Chief Claims Officer) purchased 7 shares at a price of $24.58.
Umb Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UMBF): Graves Greg M (Director) purchased 22 shares at a price of $45.12.
Ultra Petroleum (NYSE:UPL): Shaw Garland R (V.P. & Controller) purchased 3,000 shares at a price of $16.20.
Ultra Petroleum Corporation is an oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties.
Volcano Corp. (NASDAQ:VOLC): Matricaria Ronald A purchased 20,000 shares at a price of $21.50.
The company designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes a suite of intravascular ultrasound and functional measurement products which enhance the diagnosis and treatment of vascular and structural heart disease.
Western Gas Partners Lp (NYSE:WES): Anadarko Holding Co (10% Owner) purchased 449,129 shares at a price of $54.55.
Western Gas Partners, LP is engaged in gathering, compressing, processing, treating and transporting Anadarko and third-party natural gas production in the United States.
Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM): Kugelman Stephanie (Director) purchased 2,939 shares at a price of $85.16.
Whole Foods Market, Inc. owns and operates the chain of natural and organic foods supermarkets. Its products include seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods and catering, specialty, coffee and tea and educational products.
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