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.

Airgas Inc.

Peter McCausland

, board chairman, sold 1,200,000 shares at $88.60 on Nov. 26, and now indirectly holds 6,952,760 shares.

Astea International Inc.

Zack B. Bergreen

, chief executive officer, bought 15,000 shares at $2.74 to $3.00 Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, and now directly holds 1,158,820 shares.

John Tobin, president, bought 10,000 shares at $2.70 on Nov. 29, and now directly holds 21,017 shares.

Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund

Scott Roth

, officer, bought 800 shares at $25.01 on Dec. 3, and now directly holds 800 shares.

Carpenter Technology Corp.

Steven E. Karol

, director, sold 9,672 shares at $48.15 on Nov. 30, and now indirectly holds 1,052,590 shares.

Checkpoint Systems Inc.

Stephen N. David

, director, bought 5,000 shares at $8.71 on Nov. 29, and now directly holds 10,154 shares.

Comcast Corp.

Kenneth J. Bacon

, director, sold 14,513 shares at $36.55 to $36.66 Nov. 27 to 29, and now directly holds 19,185 shares.

Stephen B. Burke, officer, sold 150,359 shares at $36.70 on Nov. 29, and now directly holds 226,096 shares.

David L. Cohen, officer, sold 138,264 shares at $36.55 on Nov. 27, and now directly holds 393,672 shares.

Lawrence J. Salva, officer, sold 35,399 shares at $37.00 to $37.22 Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, and now directly holds 22,160 shares.

CSS Industries Inc.

Jack Farber

, board chairman, sold 13,535 shares at $20.50 to $20.52 Nov. 26 to Dec. 3, and now indirectly holds 560,220 shares.

Jack Farber, board chairman, sold 509 shares at $20.53 on Dec. 4, and now indirectly holds 560,220 shares.

Epam Systems Inc.

Ilya Cantor

, chief financial officer, sold 12,000 shares at $19.94 on Nov. 26, and now directly holds 8,000 shares.

Arkadiy Dobkin, chief executive officer, sold 4,878 shares at $20.01 on Nov. 27, and now directly holds 4,693,590 shares.

Balazs Fejes, officer, sold 5,770 shares at $19.89 on Nov. 26, and now indirectly holds 484,809 shares.

Global Indemnity P.L.C.

Chad A. Leat

, director, sold 23,766 shares at $22.06 on Nov. 29, and now directly holds 48,306 shares.

Healthcare Services Group Inc.

Joseph F. McCartney

, officer and director, sold 34,097 shares at $23.30 on Nov. 29, and now directly holds 145,896 shares.

Inovio Biomedical Corp.

Austin W. Marxe, et al

., beneficial owner, sold 1,282,500 shares at $0.49 to $0.57 Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, and now indirectly holds 3,919,710 shares.

Interdigital Inc.

William J. Merritt

, chief executive officer, sold 7,356 shares at $42.00 on Nov. 29, and now directly holds 107,804 shares.

Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc.

Tek Chee Mak

, officer, sold 14,969 shares at $11.30 to $11.49 Nov. 29 to 30, and now directly holds 87,638 shares.

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc.

Thomas A. Corcoran

, director, sold 2,500 shares at $76.72 on Nov. 29, and now directly holds 7,388 shares.

Arthur L. Simon, director, sold 4,770 shares at $76.51 to $76.71 Nov. 26 to 28, and now directly holds 9,830 shares.

Lockheed Martin Corp.

Douglas H. McCorkindale

, director, sold 1,992 shares at $92.80 on Nov. 28, and now directly holds 2,172 shares.

Marlin Business Services Corp.

George D. Pelose

, chief operating officer, sold 7,008 shares at $16.75 to $18.42 Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, and now directly holds 181,945 shares.

Parke Bancorp Inc.

Jack C. Sheppard Jr.

, director, bought 3,100 shares at $5.09 on Nov. 27, and now directly holds 113,315 shares.

Jack C. Sheppard Jr., director, sold 2,200 shares at $5.07 on Nov. 28, and now directly holds 111,115 shares.

PPL Corp.

Victor A. Staffieri

, officer, sold 44,800 shares at $29.14 on Dec. 3, and now directly holds 164,573 shares.

Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.

Ralph Izzo

, chief executive officer, sold 20,790 shares at $29.57 to $30.10 on Dec. 3, and now directly holds 430,973 shares.

South Jersey Industries Inc.

Joseph H. Petrowski

, director, bought 1,000 shares at $49.90 on Dec. 3, and now directly holds 6,999 shares.

Michael J. Renna, officer, sold 300 shares at $49.49 on Dec. 3, and now directly holds 23,573 shares.

Tyco International Ltd.

Frank M. Drendel

, director, bought 5,000 shares at $28.30 on Nov. 30, and now directly holds 7,211 shares.

Universal Health Services Inc.

Leatrice S. Ducat

, director, sold 6,250 shares at $44.27 to $44.28 on Nov. 30, and now directly holds 4,000 shares.

John H. Herrell, director, sold 1,200 shares at $45.05 to $45.07 on Dec. 3, and now directly holds 11,368 shares.

Urban Outfitters Inc.

Harry S. Cherken Jr.

, director, sold 55,000 shares at $38.07 on Nov. 28, and now directly holds 340,900 shares.

Viropharma Inc.

William D. Claypool

, director, sold 17,500 shares at $24.22 on Nov. 28, and now directly holds 54,500 shares.

Robert Joy Glaser, director, sold 30,000 shares at $24.78 on Nov. 30, and now directly holds 41,360 shares.

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.

John R. Gailey III

, general counsel, sold 11,000 shares at $53.81 on Nov. 30, and now directly holds 34,914 shares.