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The following is a list of insider buys reported on Thursday, August 5, 2010. All data sourced from SEC filings.

We've sorted the list by size of investment, and have also named the individuals involved.



For each company, we'll list the industry, market cap, insider trade, short float and annual performance.

1. CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $10.21B. Arthur F Weinbach (Director) bought $395,564 worth of shares. Short float at 1.38%, which implies a short ratio of 0.91 days. The stock has lost -8.97% over the last year.

2. Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $29.94B. John A Canning Jr. (Director) bought $383,190 worth of shares. Short float at 1.4%, which implies a short ratio of 1.2 days. The stock has gained 17.34% over the last year.

3. Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFMI): Grocery Stores Industry. Market cap of $6.23B. William A Tindell (Director) bought $291,432 worth of shares. Short float at 10.06%, which implies a short ratio of 6.35 days. The stock has gained 26.69% over the last year.

4. Unifi Inc. (NYSE:UFI): Textile Industry. Market cap of $239.48M. Kenneth G Langone (Director) bought $99,750 worth of shares. Short float at 4.05%, which implies a short ratio of 8.61 days. The stock has gained 100% over the last year.

5. MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:MDCA): Marketing Services Industry. Market cap of $363.29M. Miles Nadal (Chairman, CEO and President) bought $94,350 worth of shares. Short float at 0.85%, which implies a short ratio of 2.49 days. The stock has gained 100.48% over the last year.

6. BioScrip Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOS): Specialized Health Services Industry. Market cap of $227.22M. Stanley Rosenbaum (Chief Financial Officer) bought $84,702 worth of shares, and Barry Posner (Executive Vice President) bought $41,850 worth of shares. Short float at 5.95%, which implies a short ratio of 5.93 days. The stock has lost -31.61% over the last year.

7. MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $2.17B. Timothy Charles Oliver (SVP & CFO) bought $76,160 worth of shares, and Denis McCarthy (Principal Accounting Officer) bought $10,923 worth of shares. Short float at 10.81%, which implies a short ratio of 3.31 days. The stock has lost -45.85% over the last year.

8. Pulaski Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:PULB): Savings & Loans Industry. Market cap of $70.8M. Leon A Felman (Director) bought $70,950 worth of shares. Short float at 1.42%, which implies a short ratio of 8.03 days. The stock has lost -9.49% over the last year.

9. MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA): REIT. Market cap of $2.03B. William S Gorin (President, CFO) bought $43,560 worth of shares, and Timothy W Korth (Senior VP and General Counsel) bought $7,260 worth of shares. Short float at 5.57%, which implies a short ratio of 2.67 days. The stock has gained 6.46% over the last year.

10. California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT): Water Utilities Industry. Market cap of $736.32M. Thomas M Krummel (Director) bought $24,843 worth of shares. Short float at 3.45%, which implies a short ratio of 6.58 days. The stock has lost -0.9% over the last year.

11. Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. (OSG): Shipping Industry. Market cap of $1.11B. Solomon N Merkin (Director) bought $21,822 worth of shares. Short float at 15.8%, which implies a short ratio of 4.89 days. The stock has gained 1.45% over the last year.

12. PSS World Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:PSSI): Medical Equipment Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $1.10B. Alvin R Carpenter (Director) bought $19,473 worth of shares. Short float at 15.62%, which implies a short ratio of 8.67 days. The stock has lost -2.51% over the last year.

13. Opko Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK): Drug Manufacturer. Market cap of $661.05M. Phillip Frost (CEO & Chairman) bought $13,117 worth of shares. Short float at 5.05%, which implies a short ratio of 17.15 days. The stock has gained 29.5% over the last year.

14. Pixelworks Inc. (NASDAQ:PXLW): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $43.24M. Scott Gibson (Director) bought $12,680 worth of shares. Short float at 0.52%, which implies a short ratio of 0.66 days. The stock has gained 33.75% over the last year.

15. Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN): Diversified Investments Industry. Market cap of $143.52M. David Hibbert Watson (NASDAQ:CFO) bought $9,750 worth of shares. Short float at 3.23%, which implies a short ratio of 10.98 days. The stock has gained 52.94% over the last year.

16. Lakeland Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:LKFN): Regional Bank. Market cap of $329.69M. Charles E Niemier (Director) bought $10,597 worth of shares. Short float at 3.76%, which implies a short ratio of 11.72 days. The stock has gained 9.24% over the last year.

17. The Spectranetics Corporation (NASDAQ:SPNC): Medical Appliances & Equipment Industry. Market cap of $175.32M. Roger Wertheimer (VP, General Counsel, Secretary) bought $8,100 worth of shares. Short float at 4.25%, which implies a short ratio of 14.01 days. The stock has gained 5.16% over the last year.

18. Charles & Colvard Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR): Jewelry Stores Industry. Market cap of $45.24M. Charles D Lein (Director) bought $7,200 worth of shares. Short float at 6.22%, which implies a short ratio of 17.45 days. The stock has gained 347.17% over the last year.

19. Wausau Paper Corp. (NYSE:WPP): Paper & Paper Products Industry. Market cap of $322.55M. Michael R Wildenberg (SVP - Towel & Tissue) bought $6,630 worth of shares. Short float at 3.79%, which implies a short ratio of 5.68 days. The stock has lost -30.88% over the last year.

20. DUSA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:DUSA): Drug Manufacturer. Market cap of $61.01M. Alfred Altomari (Director) bought $5,040 worth of shares. Short float at 0.26%, which implies a short ratio of 1.59 days. The stock has gained 111.76% over the last year.

21. Citizens & Northern Corp. (NASDAQ:CZNC): Regional Bank. Market cap of $142.65M. Thomas L Rudy Jr. (Executive Vice President) bought $4,965 worth of shares. Short float at 3.16%, which implies a short ratio of 13.45 days. The stock has lost -38.28% over the last year.

22. MBT Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:MBTF): Regional Bank. Market cap of $29.05M. Donald M Lieto (Executive Vice President) bought $2,277 worth of shares. Short float at 5.07%, which implies a short ratio of 25.16 days. The stock has lost -15.17% over the last year.

23. USA Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $12.05M. George R Jensen Jr. (NYSE:CEO) bought $672 worth of shares. Short float at 1.72%, which implies a short ratio of 4.72 days. The stock has lost -69.71% over the last year.

Disclosure: No positions

Source: Top Insider Buys From Thursday