Insiders purchased shares of the following companies on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Carmike Cinemas (NASDAQ:CKEC): Passman S David Iii purchased 232 shares at a price of $24.29.
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a motion picture exhibitor in the United States. It owns, operates over 200 theatres with 2,277 screens located in 35 states. It operates motion picture theatres generating revenues through admissions and concessions sales.
Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC): Ayala Orlando purchased 17,600 shares at a price of $56.41.
Centene Corporation is a diversified multi-line healthcare enterprise and provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals. The Company operate in two segments: Medicaid Managed Care and Specialty Services.
Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NYSE:FSC): Tannenbaum Leonard M purchased 20,000 shares at a price of $8.98.
Fifth Street Finance Corp. invests in small and mid-sized companies in connection with investments by private equity sponsors.
Horizon Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:HZNP): Bird Jeffrey W purchased 668,673 shares at a price of $6.50.
Horizon Pharma, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company that is developing and commercializing innovative medicines to target unmet therapeutic needs in arthritis, pain and inflammatory diseases.
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. (NYSE:MNR): Landy Michael P purchased 2,000 shares at a price of $8.83.
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation is engaged in the ownership and management of industrial buildings subject to long-term net-leases, mainly to investment grade tenants.
Office Depot (NYSE:ODP): Smith Jeffrey C purchased 1,350,000 shares at a price of $5.22.
Office Depot Inc., is a global supplier of office products and services under the Office Depot brand and other proprietary brand names.
Oriental Financial Group (NYSE:OFG): Arrivi Francisco J purchased 440 shares at a price of $22.23.
Old National Bancorp Capital (NYSE:ONB): Jones Robert G purchased 210 shares at a price of $15.21.
Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:OXY): Gutierrez Carlos M purchased 5,000 shares at a price of $91.32.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation is a multinational organization whose subsidiaries and affiliates operate in the oil and gas, chemical and midstream, marketing and other segments.
Southside Bancshares (NASDAQ:SBSI): Garrett John Robert purchased 55 shares at a price of $26.63.
Southside Bancshares, Inc. is a community-focused financial institution that offers a range of financial services to individuals, businesses, municipal entities, and non-profit organizations in the communities it serves.
Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX): Ullman Myron E Iii purchased 7,000 shares at a price of $76.43.
Starbucks Corporation purchases and roasts whole bean coffees and sells them, along with fresh, brewed coffees, Italian-style espresso beverages, cold blended beverages, a selection of teas and coffee-related accessories.
Tcw Strategic (NYSE:TSI): Rivelle Tad purchased 50,000 shares at a price of $5.31.
Closed-end investment company
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX): Pearson J. Michael purchased 184,247 shares at a price of $81.41.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of neurology, dermatology and branded generics.
Vectren Corp. (NYSE:VVC): Jones Robert G purchased 93 shares at a price of $34.72.
Vectren Corporation is an energy holding company, which through its subsidiaries provide gas and/or electricity to customers in adjoining service territories that cover nearly two-thirds of Indiana and west central Ohio.
Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY): Blocker Adrian M purchased 1,668 shares at a price of $29.93.
Weyerhaeuser Co is a real estate investment trust, which grows, harvests, manufactures & sells timbers, softwood lumber, engineered lumber, structural panel, pulp among others. It also provides real estate development & constructions services.
Zweig Fund (NYSE:ZF): Bradley William Patrick Iii purchased 350 shares at a price of $14.35.
The Fund will seek attractive long-term returns by investing primarily in equity securities of large US companies and, to a lesser extent, the US Government securities. Its portfolio includes investments in US common stocks, foreign common stocks, exchange