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The following is a list of insider buys reported over the past week. All data is sourced from SEC filings.

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

1. Saul Centers Inc. (NYSE:BFS): REIT. Market cap of $761.65M. Francis Saul (NYSE:CEO) bought $2,123,500 worth of shares on August 11, $310,884 worth of shares on August 10 and $216,451 worth of shares on August 9. Short float at 2.04%, which implies a short ratio of 2.86 days. The stock has gained 32.51% over the last year.

2. Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BPFH): Regional Bank. Market cap of $450.75M. Clayton Deutsch (CEO and President) bought $1,426,361 worth of shares on August 9 and $375,571 worth of shares on August 10. Short float at 9.94%, which implies a short ratio of 9 days. The stock has gained 8.32% over the last year.

3. Texas Industries Inc. (NYSE:TXI): Cement Industry. Market cap of $906.84M. Longleaf Partners Funds Trust (10% Owner) bought $1,147,472 worth of shares on August 6. Short float at 16.35%, which implies a short ratio of 9.94 days. The stock has lost -24.07% over the last year.

4. Genomic Health Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX): Medical Laboratories & Research Industry. Market cap of $426.52M. Baker Brothers Life Sciences Co. (Director) bought $927,144 worth of shares on August 9, $836,217 worth of shares on August 10 and $636,250 worth of shares on August 6. Short float at 7.91%, which implies a short ratio of 19.6 days.

5. Isilon Systems, Inc. (ISLN): Data Storage Devices Industry. Market cap of $1.15B. Donald Listwin (Director) bought $886,500 worth of shares on August 6. Short float at 4.97%, which implies a short ratio of 4.85 days. The stock has gained 242.83% over the last year.

6. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW): Technical & System Software Industry. Market cap of $32.994B. EMC Corp. (10% Owner) bought $801,163 worth of shares on August 6 and $648,393 worth of shares on August 9. Short float at 9.1%, which implies a short ratio of 2.77 days. The stock has gained 150.38% over the last year.

7. Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM): Internet Information Providers Industry. Market cap of $7.715B. Paul Sagan (CEO and President) bought $592,800 worth of shares on August 6. Short float at 5.59%, which implies a short ratio of 2 days. The stock has gained 129.88% over the last year.

8. MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $2.34B. Chandrasekhar Sadasivam (EVP and President) bought $495,500 worth of shares on August 6. Short float at 10.81%, which implies a short ratio of 3.41 days. The stock has lost -38.43% over the last year.

9. Cymer Inc. (NASDAQ:CYMI): Semiconductor Equipment & Materials Industry. Market cap of $999.93M. Eric Ruttenberg (Director) bought $336,800 worth of shares on August 10. Short float at 5.16%, which implies a short ratio of 4.67 days. The stock has gained 3.87% over the last year.

10. CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS): Drug Stores Industry. Market cap of $38.87B. Per Lofberg (President) bought $328,460 worth of shares on August 9. Short float at 1.35%, which implies a short ratio of 1.4 days. The stock has lost -16.56% over the last year.

11. East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC): Regional Bank. Market cap of $2.48B. Julia Gouw (President) bought $318,462 worth of shares on August 6. Short float at 3.01%, which implies a short ratio of 1.75 days. The stock has gained 53.9% over the last year.

12. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI): Scientific & Technical Instruments Industry. Market cap of $2.48B. Gary Pruitt (Director) bought $247,896 worth of shares on August 9. Short float at 3.19%, which implies a short ratio of 2.09 days. The stock has gained 13.98% over the last year.

13. Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC): Hospitals Industry. Market cap of $2.09B. Ronald Rittenmeyer (Director) bought $224,644 worth of shares on August 10. Short float at 4.87%, which implies a short ratio of 1.92 days. The stock has gained 3.61% over the last year.

14. Wausau Paper Corp. (NYSE:WPP): Paper & Paper Products Industry. Market cap of $345.59M. Andrew Baur (Director) bought $204,000 worth of shares on August 6. Short float at 3.79%, which implies a short ratio of 5.64 days. The stock has lost -26.41% over the last year.

15. Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:BAS): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $344.19M. Steven Webster (Director) bought $179,800 worth of shares on August 6. Short float at 49.42%, which implies a short ratio of 5.14 days. The stock has gained 21.75% over the last year.

16. FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN): Management Services Industry. Market cap of $1.64B. George Stamas (Director) bought $174,352 worth of shares on August 6. Short float at 8.83%, which implies a short ratio of 4.36 days. The stock has lost -24.59% over the last year.

17. Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC): Synthetics Industry. Market cap of $695.38M. William Newlin (Director) bought $148,440 worth of shares on August 9. Short float at 12.1%, which implies a short ratio of 9.17 days. The stock has lost -6.64% over the last year.

18. Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT): Soft Drinks Industry. Market cap of $457.52M. Jeremy Fowden (CEO) bought $143,750 worth of shares on August 9. Short float at 2.89%, which implies a short ratio of 4.11 days. The stock has lost -10.22% over the last year.

19. Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY): Grocery Stores Industry. Market cap of $8.23B. Michael Shannon (Director) bought $134,850 worth of shares on August 10. Short float at 7.51%, which implies a short ratio of 4.42 days. The stock has gained 17.27% over the last year.

20. Winmark Corp. (NASDAQ:WINA): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $152.91M. John Morgan (Chairman & CEO) bought $124,271 worth of shares on August 11. Short float at 5.74%, which implies a short ratio of 10.49 days. The stock has gained 63.65% over the last year.

Disclosure: No positions

Source: Top 20 Insider Buys This Past Week