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Weekly CFO Buys Highlight

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the recent CFO buys were: Carbo Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR), Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE:CLF), and Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB).

Carbo Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR): Vice President and CFO Ernesto Bautista III bought 30,000 shares

Vice President and CFO Ernesto Bautista III bought 30,000 shares for $1.5 per share on Aug. 2. Since then, the stock price has decreased by 16.67%. Carbo Ceramics Inc. has a market cap of $36.721 million and its shares were traded around $1.25. The company has a price-sales ratio of 0.18.

Carbo Ceramics announced its second-quarter results with revenue of $43.01 million and gross profit of $3.53 million, while the net loss was $16.21 million. The 2018 total revenue was $210.75 million, a 12% increase from 2017. The 2018 gross profit was $10.50 million, a 193% decrease from the year prior. The 2018 net loss was $75.43 million.

President and CEO Gary A. Kolstad bought 25,000 shares for $1.18 per share on Aug. 07. Since then, the stock price has increased by 5.93%. Vice President Don P. Conkle bought 75,000 shares for $1.31 per share on July 31. Since then, the stock price has decreased by 4.58%.

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE:CLF): EVP, CFO Keith Koci bought 30,000 shares

Executive Vice President and CFO Keith Koci bought 30,000 shares for $8.39 per share on Aug. 07. Since then, the stock price has increased by 0.72%. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has a market cap of $2.28 billion and its shares were traded around $8.45. The company has a price-earnings ratio of 2.18 and price-sales ratio of 1.08. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. stocks is 1.89%, while the forward dividend yield is 2.84%.

Cleveland-Cliffs announced its second-quarter results with revenue of $743.20 million and gross profit of $263.00 million, while the net income was $160.80 million. The 2018 total revenue was $2.33 billion, a 25% increase from 2017. The 2018 gross profit was $809.60 billion, a 73% decrease from the year prior. The 2018 net income was $1.13 billion.

Director Robert P. Fisher Jr. bought 3,000 shares for $8.84 per share on Aug. 08. Since then, the stock price has decreased by 4.41%. Director John T. Baldwin bought 6,000 shares for $8.7 per share on Aug. 8. Since then, the stock price has decreased by 2.87%.

Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB): Sr. Vice President and CFO John D. Chandler bought 10,000 shares

Sr. Vice President and CFO John D. Chandler bought 10,000 shares for $23.24 per share on Aug. 7. Since then, the stock price has increased by 3.23%. Williams Companies Inc. has a market cap of $29.08 billion and its shares were traded around $23.99. The company has a price-earnings ratio of 299.88 and P/S ratio of 3.23. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Williams Companies Inc. stocks is 6.00%, while the forward dividend yield is 6.34%.

Williams Companies announced its second-quarter results with revenue of $2.04 billion and gross profit of $1.15 billion, while the net income was $310.00 million. The 2018 total revenue was $8.69 billion, a 8% increase from 2017. The 2018 gross profit was $4.34 billion, a 4% increase from the year prior. The 2018 net loss was $155 million.

President and CEO Alan S. Armstrong bought 10,000 shares for $23.47 per share on Aug. 07. Since then, the stock price has increased by 2.22%. Senior Vice President and General Counsel Terrance Lane Wilson bought 4,000 shares for $23.6 per share on Aug. 8. Since then, the stock price has increased by 1.65%. Director Stephen I. Chazen bought 10,000 shares for $23.93 per share on Aug. 5. Since then, the stock price has increased by 0.25%.

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