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Toronto, 27/10/11 - Mark Foote, President & CEO of Zellers talks while touring a store at Square One in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Photo By Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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Industrial equipment distributor Wajax Corp. stock has been rising despite the turmoil in Europe. The share price got a boost earlier this month after the firm reported $1.03 in earnings per share in the first quarter, which was a 33 per cent jump over the same period last year. After the news, CEO Mark Foote was buying. Between May 10 and May 16 he bought 5,000 shares at an average price of $50.16. So far this year, the new CEO has spent $834,406 buying company stock.

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Chart reflects public-market transactions of common shares or unit trusts by company officers and directors.

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Infographic: CEO Foote buying at Wajax

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