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Top Insider Buys: Aug, 29, 2012 (PANL, FRX, SUMR, VHI, DCOM, RMTI, MCRL, CLMS, DRAD, CCC)

|Includes:CCC, CLMS, DCOM, DRAD, FRX, MCRL, Universal Display Corporation (OLED), RMTI, SUMR, VHI

Looking for companies that are being managed by optimistic insiders?

Insider buying data can offer a good starting point for your own research, especially when you consider that these managers often have access to unique information on their company's prospects.

Here is a list of the most significant insider buys filed on 8/29/2012.

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1. Universal Display Corp. (NASDAQ:PANL): Total value of insider buying reported at $884,577

Insiders Involved:

Discovery Global Opportunity M (10% Owner)
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Google Discovery Global Opportunity M

Description: Engages in the research, development, and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (NASDAQ:OLED) technologies and materials for use in flat panel display, solid-state lighting, and other product applications. (Click here for Universal Display Corp. website)

2. Forest Laboratories Inc. (NYSE:FRX): Total value of insider buying reported at $140,361

Insiders Involved:

Icahn Carl C (10% Owner)
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Google Icahn Carl C

Description: Develops, manufactures, and sells branded and generic forms of ethical drug products. (Click here for Forest Laboratories Inc. website)

3. Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUMR): Total value of insider buying reported at $97,697

Insiders Involved:

Wynnefield Partners Small Cap (10% Owner)
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Google Wynnefield Partners Small Cap

Description: Engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of branded juvenile health, safety, and wellness products to retailers primarily in North America and the United Kingdom. (Click here for Summer Infant, Inc. website)

4. Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI): Total value of insider buying reported at $76,797

Insiders Involved:

Harold Simmons (Chairman of the Board)
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Google Harold Simmons

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

5. Dime Community Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:DCOM): Total value of insider buying reported at $69,567

Insiders Involved:

Anthony Bergamo (Director)
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Google Anthony Bergamo

Description: Operates as the holding company for The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh that provides financial services and loans primarily for multifamily housing. (Click here for Dime Community Bancshares Inc. website)

6. Rockwell Medical Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:RMTI): Total value of insider buying reported at $56,665

Insiders Involved:

Hagelstein David A (10% Owner)
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Google Hagelstein David A

Description: Distributes hemodialysis concentrate solutions and dialysis kits primarily in the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. (Click here for Rockwell Medical Technologies Inc. website)

7. Micrel Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRL): Total value of insider buying reported at $49,455

Insiders Involved:

Raymond Zinn (CEO/President)
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Google Raymond Zinn

Description: Designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high-performance analog power, mixed-signal, and digital integrated circuits (ICs) primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. (Click here for Micrel Inc. website)

8. Calamos Asset Management Inc. (NASDAQ:CLMS): Total value of insider buying reported at $44,613

Insiders Involved:

Nimish Bhatt (SVP and CFO)
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Google Nimish Bhatt

James Boyne (EVP and COO)
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Google James Boyne

Bradford Bulkley (Director)
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Google Bradford Bulkley

John Calamos (Chairman, CEO and Co-CIO)
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Google John Calamos

Nick Calamos (Pres. of Invest. and Co-CIO)
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Google Nick Calamos

Richard Gilbert (Director)
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Google Richard Gilbert

Arthur Knight (Director)
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Google Arthur Knight

T. Randall Zipfel (SVP and CAO)
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Google T. Randall Zipfel

Description: Provides investment advisory services to individuals including high net worth individuals, and institutions. (Click here for Calamos Asset Management Inc. website)

9. DRAD (NASDAQ:DRAD): Total value of insider buying reported at $40,062

Insiders Involved:

E. Jeffrey Eberwein (Director)
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Google E. Jeffrey Eberwein

Charles Gillman (Director)
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Google Charles Gillman

10. Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC): Total value of insider buying reported at $39,974

Insiders Involved:

S. Randall Dearth (President & CEO)
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Google S. Randall Dearth

Description: Provides services, products, and solutions for purifying water, air, food, beverage, and industrial process streams in the United States and internationally. (Click here for Calgon Carbon Corporation website)

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

Stocks: OLED, FRX, SUMR, VHI, DCOM, RMTI, MCRL, CLMS, DRAD, CCC