Last Week's Insider Buys and Sells

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Includes: AAN, AFG, APA, BGCP, BRNC, CLR, CPN, CVO, EPB, EPIC, EQY, GFF, GLF, GMXRQ, HERO, HGT, HTH, KNOL, LGF.A, MAC, PXP, RSG, SFD, TMK, TUX, UB, WBSN
by: Tycoon Report

For all the analysts and pundits in the financial media, there is still no better judge of a company's health and future prospects than the owners and executives of those companies themselves, along with major institutional shareholders.

That's why insider buying and selling is a critical piece of data that is monitored by people who invest for a living.

As part of our continuing effort here at The Tycoon Report to level the playing field between individual investors and the fat cats on Wall Street, we're keeping you informed -- on a daily basis and at no cost whatsoever -- of the most significant insider buying and selling.

Below is a weekly re-cap of the past week's activity.

BUYS

Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH)

Hilltop Director General Ford has BOUGHT $54.86 million in HTH stock (View Details).

Epicor Software Corp. (NASDAQ:EPIC)

Epicor Software 10% Owner Elliot International has BOUGHT just over $9 million in EPIC stock (View Details).

Republic Services Inc. (NYSE:RSG)

Bill Gates' Cascade Investments LLC has BOUGHT another $4.12 million in RSG stock (View Details).

Plains Exploration & Production Co. (NYSE:PXP)

Plains Chairman James Flores has BOUGHT just over $10.08 million in PXP stock (View Details).

Republic Services (RSG)

Bill Gates' Cascade Investment LLC has BOUGHT another $3.16 million in RSG stock (View Details).

Hercules Offshore Inc. (NASDAQ:HERO)

Hercules President & CEO John Rynd and Director Steven Webster have BOUGHT $1.14 million in HERO stock (View Details).

Republic Services Inc. (RSG)

Bill Gates' Cascade Investments LLC has BOUGHT an additional $2.8 million in RSG stock. Gates now controls 34.7 million shares worth more than $1 billion (View Details).

Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR)

Continental Chairman & CEO Harold Hamm has BOUGHT $1.77 million in CLR stock (View Details).

Knology Inc. (NASDAQ:KNOL)

Knology Director Donald Burton has BOUGHT $1.68 million in KNOL stock (View Details).

Cenveo Inc. (NYSE:CVO)

Cenveo Chairman & CEO Robert Burton, CFO Mark Hiltwein, and Directors Robert Obernier and Leonard Green have BOUGHT a combined $1.06 million in CVO stock (View Details).

Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE:SFD)

Smithfield Foods Director Paul Fribourg has BOUGHT just over $1 million in SFD stock (View Details).

Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN)

Calpine 10% Owner SPO Advisors has BOUGHT just over $39.04 million in CPN stock (View Details).

Trian Acquisition I Corp. (TUX)

Trian Chairman Nelson Peltz, Vice Chairman Peter May, President & CEO Edward Garden, and Director Joel Smilow have BOUGHT just over $10.14 million in TUX stock (View Details).

Griffon Corp. (NYSE:GFF)

Griffon CEO Ronald Kramer has BOUGHT just over $4.91 million in GFF stock (View Details).

Republic Services (RSG)

Bill Gates' Cascade Investments has BOUGHT an additional $3.3 million in RSG stock (View Details).

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF)

Lions Gate 10% Owner Mark Rachesky has BOUGHT $2.02 million in LGF stock (View Details).

Bronco Drilling Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRNC)

Bronco Drilling 10% Owner Wexford Capital LLC has BOUGHT $1.11 million in BRNC stock (View Details).

El Paso Pipeline Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPB)

El Paso Pipeline Partners parent company El Paso Corp. has BOUGHT $462 million in EPB stock (View Details).

Equity One Inc. (NYSE:EQY)

Equity One Chairman Chaim Katzman has BOUGHT $9.45 million in EQY stock (View Details).

SELLS

Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA)

Apache Chairman Raymond Plank has SOLD just over $2.55 million in APA stock (View Details).

Torchmark (NYSE:TMK)

Torchmark Mark McAndrew has SOLD an additional $1.92 million in TMK stock (View Details).

Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGT)

Hugoton Chairman and CEO Bob Simpson has SOLD an additional $3.69 million in HGT stock (View Details).

Gulfmark Offshore Inc. (NYSE:GLF)

Gulfmark Director Robert Millard has SOLD $1.72 million in GLF stock (View Details).

MacErich Co. (NYSE:MAC)

MacErich Chairman & CEO Arthur Coppola and Director Mace Siegel have SOLD just over $10.5 million in MAC stock (View Details).

Aaron Rents Inc. (RNT)

Aaron Rents Chairman Charles Loudermilk has SOLD $4.5 million in RNT stock (View Details).

Websense Inc. (NASDAQ:WBSN)

Websense 10% Owner Shamrock Activist Value Fund has SOLD $4.56 million in WBSN stock (View Details).

UnionBanCal Corp. (UB)

27 UnionBanCal insiders, including President & CEO Masaaki Tanaka and COO Philip Flynn, have SOLD $11.3 million in UB stock (View Details).

BGC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP)

BGC 10% Owner Par Investment Partners have SOLD $6.26 million in BGCP stock (View Details).

GMX Resources Inc. (GMXR)

GMX President & CEO Ken Kenworthy has SOLD just over $2.27 million in GMXR stock (View Details).

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)

AFG SVP & General Counsel James Evans has SOLD $1.66 million in AFG stock (View Details).

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