Below are insider transactions of 1,000 shares or more for publicly held companies based in Maryland or having substantial operations here. Insiders are officers, directors or owners of 10 percent or more of a corporation's stock.
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Vincent A. Forlenza,vice president, exercised an option for 2,750 shares of common at $8.64 each Oct. 18 and now directly and indirectly holds 30,809 common.
Bell Atlantic Corp.
James G. Cullen,president, exercised an option for 11,352 shares of common at between $25.03 and $27.84 each Oct. 28. To cover expenses of the transaction, Cullen turned in 107,992 of them for $64.50 each Oct. 28 and sold 34,637 shares in the open market for $64.50 each Oct. 28 and now directly and indirectly holds 184,745 common.
Maximilian Declara,president, sold 30,300 shares of common for between $2.63 and $2.84 each from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7 and now directly holds 69,700 common.
William L. Hermann,director, indirectly purchased 2,500 shares of common stock at $12.19 each Oct. 29 and he now directly and indirectly holds 56,460 shares of common.
Legg Mason Inc.
Francis B. Bilson,vice president, exercised an option for 3,200 shares of common stock at $4.32 each Oct. 20 and he now directly holds 33,352 shares of common.
Insider Trading is written by First Call/Thomson Financial of Rockville.