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Top Insider Buys: Aug, 24, 2012 (FCNCA, VHI, VRS, MYE, NRIM, BEAT, SONA, CSV, SYMC, WWE)

|Includes:BEAT, CSV, First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (FCNCA), MYE, NRIM, SONA, SYMC, WWE

Every day, Contextuall scans the SEC databases to identify the latest trends in insider buying.

There have academic studies that confirm the connection between insider buying and superior stock market performance, due to the fact that these insiders have access to unique and privileged information on their employer's prospects.

Here is a list of the top insider buys reported to the SEC on 8/24/2012.

Click on any of the links to go directly to the SEC filings, or do background checks on the individuals involved.

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1. First Citizens Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCNCA): Total value of insider buying reported at $148,500

Insiders Involved:

Frank Holding (Executive Vice Chairman)
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Frank Holding (Chairman and CEO)
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Description: Operates as the holding company for First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company that provides various banking products and services to retail and commercial customers in the United States. (Click here for First Citizens Bancshares Inc. website)

2. Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI): Total value of insider buying reported at $71,214

Insiders Involved:

Harold Simmons (Chairman of the Board)
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Description: Operates in the chemicals, component products, and waste management businesses. (Click here for Valhi, Inc. website)

3. Verso Paper Corp. (OTC:VRS): Total value of insider buying reported at $35,075

Insiders Involved:

A. Michael Weinhold (SVP, Sales/Mktg/Product Dev)
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Description: Engages in the production and sale of coated papers in North America. (Click here for Verso Paper Corp. website)

4. Myers Industries Inc. (NYSE:MYE): Total value of insider buying reported at $29,740

Insiders Involved:

John Crowe (Director)
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Description: Distributes polymer products for the industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial, and consumer markets primarily in the North, Central, and South America. (Click here for Myers Industries Inc. website)

5. Northrim Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NRIM): Total value of insider buying reported at $20,560

Insiders Involved:

David Wight (Director)
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Description: Provides a range of banking products and services to businesses, professionals, and individuals in Alaska. (Click here for Northrim Bancorp Inc. website)

6. CardioNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAT): Total value of insider buying reported at $20,001

Insiders Involved:

Joseph Capper (President and CEO)
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Description: Provides ambulatory, continuous, and real-time outpatient management solutions for monitoring relevant and timely clinical information regarding an individual's health in the United States. (Click here for CardioNet, Inc. website)

7. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc. (NASDAQ:SONA): Total value of insider buying reported at $18,720

Insiders Involved:

Georgia Derrico (Chairman of the Board)
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Description: Operates as the bank holding company for Sonabank, which provides commercial banking products and services primarily to small and medium-sized businesses, and retail clients in the United States. (Click here for Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc. website)

8. Carriage Services Inc. (NYSE:CSV): Total value of insider buying reported at $17,098

Insiders Involved:

William Heiligbrodt (Vice Chairman of the Board)
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Description: Provides death care services and merchandise in the United States. (Click here for Carriage Services Inc. website)

9. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC): Total value of insider buying reported at $16,720

Insiders Involved:

Geraldine Laybourne (Director)
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Description: Provides security, storage, and systems management solutions to secure and manage information. (Click here for Symantec Corporation website)

10. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:WWE): Total value of insider buying reported at $14,424

Insiders Involved:

J. Michael Luisi (President, WWE Studios, Inc.)
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Description: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., an integrated media and entertainment company, engages in the sports entertainment business. (Click here for World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. website)

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Stocks: FCNCA, VHIZ, MYE, NRIM, BEAT, SONA, CSV, SYMC, WWE