Insiders purchased shares of the following companies on Friday, March 08, 2013
Audience Inc. (NASDAQ:ADNC): Palatnik Kevin S. (Chief Financial Officer) purchased 50,000 shares at a price of $13.19.
Alaska Communications Systems (NASDAQ:ALSK): Karp David W (Director) purchased 1,000 shares at a price of $1.63.
Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. provides leading integrated communications services to consumer and business customers in and out of Alaska.
BB&T Corp. (NYSE:BBT): Qubein Nido R (Director) purchased 4,500 shares at a price of $25.00.
BB&T Corporation is a financial holding company, which through its subsidiary, Branch Banking and Trust Company provides a range of banking services to individuals and businesses, and offers loans to businesses and consumers.
Belden Inc (NYSE:BDC): Yoost Dean A (Director) purchased 1,162 shares at a price of $50.72.
Body Central (NASDAQ:BODY): Ecton Donna R (Director) purchased 1,000 shares at a price of $7.75.
Body Central Corp operates as a multi-channel, specialty retailer offering on-trend, quality apparel and accessories at value prices.
Bristow Group Inc (NYSE:BRS): Baliff Jonathan (Senior Vice President, CFO) purchased 1,000 shares at a price of $57.91.
Bristow Group, Inc. is a provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry and one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations.
The Cheesecake Factory Inc. (NASDAQ:CAKE): Schmick Douglas L purchased 425 shares at a price of $35.47.
Cheesecake Factory Inc. operates 161 upscale, full-service casual dining restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Cafe and RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen brands.
Church & Dwight Company (NYSE:CHD): Tursi Louis (Executive VP, Consumer Sales) purchased 403 shares at a price of $61.66.
Church & Dwight Company, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of household, personal care and specialty products. The Company focuses its marketing efforts mainly on its eight power brands.
Cigna Corp. (NYSE:CI): Wiseman Eric C (Director) purchased 4,200 shares at a price of $59.30.
Diebold Inc. (NYSE:DBD): Wallace Henry D G (Executive Board Chairman) purchased 2,000 shares at a price of $27.97.
Diebold Incorporated is engaged in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services to the financial, commercial, government and retail markets.
Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE:DRC): Volpe Vincent R Jr (President and CEO) purchased 17,680 shares at a price of $57.02.
Dresser-Rand Group, Inc. is a global supplier of custom-engineered rotating equipment solutions for long-life, critical applications in the oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical, process, power, military and other industries worldwide.
Endeavor International Corp. (NYSE:END): Olshan Michael E purchased 5,000 shares at a price of $3.43.
Endeavour International Corporation is an independent oil and gas company, which is engaged in the production, exploration, development and acquisition of crude oil and natural gas in the U.K. North Sea and U.S. Onshore.
Gabelli Global Multi-Media Trust (NYSE:GGT): Nakamura Kuni (Director) purchased 1,700 shares at a price of $8.86.
Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID): Moses Robert G (10% Owner) purchased 1,477 shares at a price of $9.92.
Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES): Holiday Edith E (Director) purchased 360 shares at a price of $69.41.
Hess Corp is a global integrated energy company that operates in two segments, Exploration and Production (E&P) and Marketing and Refining (M&R).
Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc (NYSE:IVR): King Richard J. (President & CEO) purchased 5,000 shares at a price of $20.52.
Invesco Mortgage Capital is a real estate investment trust that acquires, finances and manages residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and mortgage loans.
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company (NYSE:KYN): Frey John C (EVP, Asst Treasurer & Asst Sec) purchased 15,160 shares at a price of $33.36.
Kayne Anderson Mlp Investment Co is a closed-end fund that invests principally in equity securities of energy-related master limited partnerships.Its objective is to obtain high after tax total returns for its shareholders.
Logmein (NASDAQ:LOGM): Kelliher James F. (CFO and Treasurer) purchased 500 shares at a price of $18.01.
LogMeIn, Inc. provides SaaS-based, on-demand, remote-connectivity, collaboration and support solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, or SMBs, IT service providers, mobile carriers, and consumers.
Natural Resource Partners Lp (NYSE:NRP): Hudson Kenneth (Controller) purchased 4,000 shares at a price of $22.11.
Natural Resources Partners L.P. is engaged mainly in the business of owning and managing coal properties in the three coal-producing regions of the United States: Appalachia, the Illinois Basin and the Western United States.
Nustar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS): Greehey William E (Director) purchased 85,000 shares at a price of $48.12.
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.
Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ:OMEX): Saul David J (Director) purchased 38,000 shares at a price of $3.40.
Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. is engaged in deep-ocean shipwreck and mineral exploration, with expertise in search technology and archaeological recovery operations on deep-ocean shipwrecks throughout the world.
Opko Health Inc (NYSE:OPK): Frost Gamma Investments Trust (10% Owner) purchased 51,500 shares at a price of $7.35.
Opko Health, Inc. is engaged in the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, vaccines, diagnostic technologies, and imaging systems.
Pico Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO): Hart John R (President and CEO) purchased 88 shares at a price of $21.42.
PICO Holdings is a diversified holding company. Its business is separated into five operating segments: Water Resource and Water Storage Operations, Real Estate Operations, Insurance Operations in "Run Off"; and Corporate, and Agribusiness Operations.
QUEPASA CORP (OTC:QPSA): Mexicans & Americans Trading Together, Inc. purchased 333,333 shares at a price of $7.50.
Semgroup Corp. (NYSE:SEMG): Mcdaniel Thomas R (Director) purchased 3,173 shares at a price of $47.27.
Spectra Energy Partners Lp (NYSE:SEP): Holeman Theopolis (Director) purchased 1,000 shares at a price of $38.42.
Spectra Energy Partners, LP transports and gathers natural gas through interstate pipeline systems with over 3,100 miles of pipelines that serve the southeastern US, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. It is engaged in the storage of natural gas.
Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC): Sugar Gary A (Director) purchased 5,000 shares at a price of $12.99.
Stillwater Mining Company develops, extracts, processes, refines and markets palladium, platinum and associated metals from a geological formation in south-central Montana known as the J-M Reef and from the recycling of spent catalytic converters.
Tal International Group (NYSE:TAL): Germain Claude (Director) purchased 630 shares at a price of $43.36.
TAL International Group, Inc. is a lessor of intermodal containers and chassis. The Company operates in two business segments namely Equipment leasing and Equipment trading.
Tetra Technologies (NYSE:TTI): Serrano Elijio V (Sr. Vice President & CFO) purchased 11,000 shares at a price of $9.09.
TETRA Technologies, Inc, is an oil and gas Services Company focused on completion fluids and associated products and services, production testing, wellhead compression, and selected offshore services.
Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI): Hausmann Robert C (Director) purchased 8,030 shares at a price of $3.66.
Zix Corporation provides email encryption services. Its Email Encryption Service enables the use of secure email for sensitive information exchange primarily in the healthcare, financial services, insurance and government sectors.