This Gardener's Thumb Is Finally Turning Green

Investors who take their cues from corporate insiders should be eyeing General Host: Chairman and CEO Harris Ashton has been accumulating shares recently. His latest purchases, worth some $1.2 million, have lifted his stake in the company from 7% to over 8%. And, says a close associate of Ashton's, he isn't finished buying. The stock, which sold at around 5 in early January, now trades at 7 3/4.

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