Top 10 Insider Stock Buys of the End of May

Following is information on the 10 largest insider purchases over the past week:

  1. Equity One Inc (NYSE:EQY): Chaim Katzman bought 2,000,000 shares on May 24 2011 at prices between $19.32 and $19.42, for a total cost of $38,740,000. 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. Ultralife Corp (NASDAQ:ULBI): Bradford Whitmore bought 4,000,000 shares on May 20 2011 at prices between $4.50 and $4.50, for a total cost of $18,000,000. About the company:  Ultralife Corporation is a battery, energy and communication product company that serves government, defense, and commercial customers.  The Company’s energy services provides back-up/stationary power services and solutions to the communications, power utility and data processing industries.  The battery and energy product segment provides non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries.
  3. Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS): Ronald Burkle bought 603,000 shares on May 23 2011 at prices between $18.49 and $18.49, for a total cost of $11,148,867. About the company:  Barnes & Noble, Inc. operates superstores and mall-based bookstores throughout the US.  The Company operates book superstores under the names Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bookstop, and Bookstar.  Barnes & Noble also operates bookstores in shopping malls under the names B. Dalton Bookseller, Doubleday Book Shops, and Scribner’s Bookstore.
  4. Furiex Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:FURX): Frederic Eshelman bought 490,198 shares on May 18 2011 at prices between $13.99 and $14.52, for a total cost of $6,866,185. About the company:  Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. i s a drug development company.  The Company partners with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and has a diversified product portfolio and pipeline with multiple therapeutic candidates including late-stage assets and a product on the market.
  5. Stec Inc (NASDAQ:STEC): Manouch Moshayedi bought 238,019 shares on May 17 2011 at prices between $14.68 and $14.68, for a total cost of $3,494,119. About the company:  STEC, Inc. provides technology solutions, offering products based on dynamic random access memory, static random access memory, and Flash memory technologies.  The Company designs, manufactures, and markets memory, storage, and connectivity products used in high performance computing, networking and communications, consumer electronics and industrial applications.
  6. Swisher Hygiene Inc (NASDAQ:SWSH): Harris Hudson bought 503,130 shares on May 19 2011 at prices between $5.91 and $6.19, for a total cost of $3,031,140. About the company:  Swisher Hygiene, Inc. offers commercial hygiene services.  Through company-owned and franchised operations, the Company offers restroom cleaning; foodservice chemicals; kitchen soap, sanitizers and antibacterial products; restroom soap, paper and odor control systems; and floor mats, floor care products and drainline treatments.  Swisher operates in Europe, Asia, and Mexico.
  7. Stec Inc (NASDAQ:STEC): Mark Moshayedi bought 200,000 shares on May 17 2011 at prices between $14.59 and $14.70, for a total cost of $2,930,119. About the company:  STEC, Inc. provides technology solutions, offering products based on dynamic random access memory, static random access memory, and Flash memory technologies.  The Company designs, manufactures, and markets memory, storage, and connectivity products used in high performance computing, networking and communications, consumer electronics and industrial applications.
  8. Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc (NYSE:UBA): Charles Urstadt bought 100,000 shares on May 20 2011 at prices between $18.41 and $18.41, for a total cost of $1,841,000. About the company:  Urstadt Biddle Properties is a real estate investment trust.  The Company is engaged in the acquisition, ownership, and management of commercial real estate, primarily neighborhood and community shopping centers in the northeastern United States.  The Company also owns office and retail buildings and industrial properties.
  9. Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO): W. Howard Keenan, Jr. bought 20,000 shares on May 24 2011 at prices between $90.32 and $90.32, for a total cost of $1,806,402. About the company:  Concho Resources, Inc. acquires, develops and explores for oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin area of Southeast New Mexico and West Texas.
  10. Hca Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA): Thomas Frist bought 34,755 shares on May 17 2011 at prices between $34.48 and $34.48, for a total cost of $1,198,179. About the company:  HCA Holdings, Inc. operates hospitals.  The Company operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, clinics and other patient care delivery settings.  HCA operates hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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