Securities trades recently reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission by officers, directors and principal shareholders of corporations based or having sizable employment in the Philadelphia area. Titles are as reported to the SEC.

Advanta Corp.

William A. Rosoff

, president, sold 250,000 shares at $46.23 April 26, and now indirectly holds 293,530 shares.

Robert S. Blank, director, sold 24,800 shares at $47.25 to $48.57 April 26 to April 27, and now directly holds 308 shares.

Max Botel, director, sold 2,000 shares at $46.34 to $46.35 April 30, and now directly holds 6,500 shares.

Philip M. Browne, chief financial officer, sold 2,000 shares at $45.05 to $45.23 May 2, and now directly holds 139,674 shares.

David B. Weinstock, officer, sold 750 shares at $44.58 to $44.75 May 1, and now directly holds 37,323 shares.

Ametek Inc.

Frank S. Hermance

, chief executive officer, sold 140,000 shares at $36.50 to $36.63 April 23 to April 25, and now directly holds 1,324,010 shares.

Commerce Bancorp Inc.

Dennis M. Diflorio

, officer, sold 10,000 shares at $33.94 April 25, and now directly holds 664,452 shares.

Robert D. Falese Jr., officer and director, sold 22,000 shares at $33.93 April 25, and now directly and indirectly holds 262,603 shares.

Steven M. Lewis, director, bought 280 shares at $33.86 April 27, and now indirectly holds 944,175 shares.

CSS Industries Inc.

John J. Nucero

, officer, sold 500 shares at $40.40 April 30, and now directly holds 29,894 shares.

Delphi Financial Group Inc.

Robert M. Smith Jr.

, officer and director, sold 55,700 shares at $43.25 to $43.85 April 26 to April 30, and now directly holds 2,938 shares.

Exelon Corp.

Randall E. Mehrberg

, officer, sold 7,250 shares at $75.28 to $76.46 May 1, and now directly holds 66,255 shares.

John W. Rowe, chief executive officer, sold 44,767 shares at $75.30 to $76.34 May 1, and now directly holds 561,636 shares.

Healthcare Services Group Inc.

Thomas A. Cook

, president, sold 17,352 shares at $29.50 to $29.61 April 25, and now directly holds 19,248 shares.

IGI Inc.

Frank Gerardi

, director and beneficial owner, bought 5,700 shares at 80 cents to 84 cents April 23 to April 24, and now directly or indirectly holds 1,415,950 shares.

Stephen J. Morris, director and beneficial owner, bought 5,000 shares at 84 cents to 96 cents April 25 to April 27, and now directly holds 3,010,640 shares.

J&J Snack Foods Corp.

Peter G. Stanley

, director, sold 6,000 shares at $41.42 April 27, and now directly holds 51,134 shares.

Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc.

Charles Scott Kulicke

, chief executive officer, sold 21,400 shares at $10 to $10.13 April 30 to May 1, and now directly holds 705,644 shares.

L3 Communications Holdings Inc.

Jimmie V. Adams

, officer, sold 20,000 shares at $90.17 to $90.44 April 26, and now directly holds 3,421 shares.

Thomas A. Corcoran, director, sold 3,000 shares at $90.51 to $90.52 April 30, and now directly holds 1,318 shares.

Leesport Financial Corp.

James H. Burton

, director, sold 1,000 shares at $22.18 to $22.76 May 2, and now indirectly holds 1,414 shares.

Liberty Property Trust

Frederick F. Buchholz

, director, sold 2,500 shares at $49.01 to $49.04 April 26, and now directly holds 28,495 shares.

Merck & Co. Inc.

Wendy L. Yarno

, officer, sold 40,332 shares at $51.40 to $51.69 April 25, and now directly holds 25,776 shares.

NutriSystem Inc.

Thomas F. Connerty

, officer, sold 19,200 shares at $65 to $66.50 April 26, and now directly holds 4,500 shares.

Parke Bancorp Inc.

Jeffrey H. Kripitz

, officer of subsidiary company, bought 1,189 shares at $16.45 to $16.50 April 27, and now directly holds 165,487 shares.

PNC Financial Services Group Inc.

Charles E. Bunch

, director, bought 100 shares at $74.54 April 24, and now directly holds 100 shares.

Bruce C. Lindsay, director, sold 14,000 shares at $74.58 to $74.67 April 27, and now directly holds 7,682 shares.

Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania Inc.

Joseph P. Campbell

, chief executive officer, bought 597 shares at $20 to $20.93 May 1, and now directly holds 59,300 shares.

John M. Decker, director, sold 2,421 shares at $23.09 April 24, and now directly holds 48,428 shares.

James J. Mcswiggan, chief operating officer, bought 1,000 shares at $20.52 May 1, and now directly holds 27,929 shares.

Anthony J. Micale, director, bought 545 shares at $20.33 to $20.34 May 1, and now directly holds 5,458 shares.

Robert R. Tabas, board chairman, sold 3,750 shares at $23.20 April 23, and now directly holds 59,025 shares.

Sovereign Bancorp Inc.

Thomas R. Brugger

, officer and treasurer, sold 6,300 shares at $24.44 April 30, and now directly holds 33,237 shares.

Suncom Wireless Holdings Inc.

Michael E. Kalogris

, chief executive officer, sold 87,500 shares at $1.73 to $1.84 April 26 to April 30, and now directly holds 2,444,910 shares.

Laura M. Shaw-Porter, officer, sold 79,118 shares at $1.75 to $1.84 April 26 to April 27, and now directly holds 120,000 shares.

Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.

Wallace B. Askins

, director, sold 750 shares at $16.20 May 1, and now directly holds 14,617 shares.

Tyco International Ltd. Bermuda

Eric M. Pillmore

, officer, sold 80,000 shares at $33 April 30, and now directly holds 70,020 shares.

UGI Corp.

Michael J. Cuzzolina

, officer, sold 78,666 shares at $28.40 to $28.70 April 30 to May 2, and now directly holds 79,438 shares.

WPCS International Inc.

W. Marxe et al Austin

, beneficial owner, sold 28,767 shares at $13 to $13.37 April 26 to April 30, and now indirectly holds 1,472,290 shares.

Wyeth

Paul John Jones

, officer, sold 149,564 shares at $56.01 April 25, and now directly holds 101,621 shares.

Kenneth J. Martin, chief financial officer, sold 315,036 shares at $55.29 to $55.97 April 25 to April 27, and now directly holds 284,823 shares.

Marily H. Rhudy, officer, sold 34,534 shares at $56.02 April 25, and now directly holds 33,702 shares.

Douglas A. Rogers, officer, sold 23,264 shares at $55.95 April 25, and now directly holds 15,719 shares.

Lawrence V. Stein, general counsel, sold 22,278 shares at $56.15 April 25, and now directly holds 14,732 shares.

Ulf Wiinberg, officer, sold 84,178 shares at $56.01 April 25, and now directly holds 57,848 shares.

SOURCES: Thomson Financial; Securities and Exchange Commission filings