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Weekly Top Insider Sell: GPS, CPB, APH, and TGT

December 12, 2010 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest insider sells during the past week.

The Gap Inc. (GPS): Honorary Director Doris F Fisher sold 4,837,900 Shares

Honorary Director of The Gap Inc. (GPS) Doris F Fisher sold 4,837,900 shares during the past week at an average price of $21.48.

The Gap, Inc. is a global specialty retailer which operates stores selling casual apparel, personal care and other accessories for men, women and children under the Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands. The Gap Inc. has a market cap of $13.29 billion; its shares were traded at around $21.48 with a P/E ratio of 12 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of The Gap Inc. stocks is 1.9%. The Gap Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 10.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated The Gap Inc. the business predictability rank of 2-star.

On November 18, 2010 Gap Inc. reported that earnings per share for the third quarter, which ended October 30, 2010, increased 9 percent to $0.48 per share on a diluted basis, compared with $0.44 per share on a diluted basis last year. Net earnings decreased 1 percent to $303 million compared with $307 million for the third quarter last year.

The Gap Inc. is owned by 3 Gurus. HOTCHKIS & WILEY and Richard Snow own position in this stock.

Sell: EVP, Human Resources Gavin Eva Sage sold 24,353 shares of GPS stock on 11/23/2010 at the average price of 20.7. The price of the stock has increased by 3.77% since.

Campbell Soup Company (CPB): Director Charlotte C Weber sold 879,300 Shares

Director of Campbell Soup Company (CPB) Charlotte C Weber sold 879,300 shares during the past week at an average price of $34.48.

Campbell Soup Company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, is a global manufacturer and marketer of high quality, branded convenience food products. Campbell Soup Company has a market cap of $11.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.48 with a P/E ratio of 14.3 and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of Campbell Soup Company stocks is 3.1%. Campbell Soup Company had an annual average earning growth of 3% over the past 10 years.

On Nov 23, 2010 Campbell Soup Company reported its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2011.Sales Decreased 1 Percent to $2.172 Billion Sales Were Negatively Impacted by Increased Promotional Spending U.S. Soup Sales Decreased 5 Percent U.S. Beverage Sales Increased 10 Percent Net earnings for the quarter ended Oct. 31, 2010, were $279 million, or $0.82 per share, compared with $304 million, or $0.87 per share, in the prior year.

Campbell Soup Company is owned by many Gurus. Mason Hawkins, Mark Hillman and Mario Gabelli own position in this stock.

Sell: Vice President Patrick Callaghan sold 30,000 shares of CPB stock on 12/02/2010 at the average price of 34.14. Patrick Callaghan owns at least 83,226 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1% since.

Amphenol Corp. (APH): CHAIRMAN & EXEC CHAIRMAN Martin H Loeffler sold 370,000 Shares

CHAIRMAN & EXEC CHAIRMAN of Amphenol Corp. (APH) Martin H Loeffler sold 370,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $53.3.

Amphenol Corporation is one of the world's largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems and coaxial and flat-ribbon cable. Amphenol Corp. has a market cap of $9.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.3 with a P/E ratio of 21.4 and P/S ratio of 3.3. The dividend yield of Amphenol Corp. stocks is 0.1%. Amphenol Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 11.3% over the past 10 years.

On October 20, 2010. Amphenol Corporation reported third quarter 2010 diluted earnings per share of $.78 compared to $.47 per share for the comparable 2009 period. Such per share amount for the 2010 quarter includes an $8 million, or $.05 per share, net benefit relating to a reduction in tax expense due primarily to the favorable settlement of certain international tax positions and the completion of prior year audits



Amphenol Corp. is owned by 3 Gurus. Jean-Marie Eveillard and Steve Mandel own position in this stock.

Sell: Former VP & GGM, MCP Alessandro Perrotta sold 22,000 shares of APH stock on 11/04/2010 at the average price of 51.92. The price of the stock has increased by 2.66% since.

Target Corp. (TGT): Executive Officer Gregg W Steinhafel sold 275,943 Shares

Executive Officer of Target Corp. (TGT) Gregg W Steinhafel sold 275,943 shares on 12/03/2010 at an average price of $58.95.

Target Corporation operates large-format general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States, which include Target and SuperTarget stores. Target Corp. has a market cap of $42.53 billion; its shares were traded at around $58.95 with a P/E ratio of 15.6 and P/S ratio of 0.7. The dividend yield of Target Corp. stocks is 1.7%. Target Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 9.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Target Corp. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

Nov 17, 2010 Target Corporation reported net earnings of $535 million for the quarter ended October 30, 2010, compared with $436 million in the quarter ended October 31, 2009. Earnings per share in the third quarter increased 28.5 percent to 74 cents from 58 cents in the same period a year ago. All earnings per share figures refer to diluted earnings per share.



Target Corp. is owned by many Gurus. Ruane Cunniff, John Hussman, Kenneth Fisher, and PRIMECAP Management own position in this stock.

Sell: Director Calvin Darden sold 2,901 shares of TGT stock on 09/22/2010 at the average price of 54.09. Calvin Darden owns at least 7,996 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 8.99% since.

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