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Weekly Top Insider Sells: LVS, KO, VNO, BBBY, BIIB

April 17, 2011 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest insider sells during the past week.

LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. (LVS): President and COO Michael A Leven sold 150,000 Shares

President and COO of LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. (LVS) Michael A Leven sold 150,000 shares on 04/08/2011 at an average price of $44.13.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a hotel, gaming, and retail mall company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a market cap of $32.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $44.13 with a P/E ratio of 50.2 and P/S ratio of 4.7. Las Vegas Sands Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 2.2% over the past 5 years.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Results. Las Vegas Sands Corp. For the Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2010. Consolidated Adjusted Property EBITDA Increases 141.3% to Record $738.9 Million on Record Net Revenue of $2.02 Billion. Consolidated Adjusted Property EBITDA Margin Increases 1,290 Basis Points to 36.7%. Consolidated Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share Reaches $0.42 Compared to $0.03 in the Fourth Quarter of 2009. Macau Property Operations Adjusted Property EBITDA Increases 35.7% to Record $341.2 Million With EBITDA Margin of 31.8%. Marina Bay Sands Generates Adjusted Property EBITDA of $305.8 Million and EBITDA Margin of 54.6%

Andreas Halvorsen and Mario Gabelli own position in this stock.

Sell: President and COO Michael A Leven sold 150,000 shares of LVS stock on 12/14/2010 at the average price of 44.2. Michael A Leven owns at least 3,612 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.16% since.

COCACOLA COMPANY (KO): Group President Ahmet C Bozer sold 97,553 Shares

Group President of COCACOLA COMPANY (KO) Ahmet C Bozer sold 97,553 shares on 04/12/2011 at an average price of $68.01.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company and is the producer and marketer of soft drinks. Cocacola Company has a market cap of $156.09 billion; its shares were traded at around $68.01 with a P/E ratio of 19.5 and P/S ratio of 4.5. The dividend yield of Cocacola Company stocks is 2.8%. Cocacola Company had an annual average earnings growth of 7.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Cocacola Company the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On February 9, 2011 Q4 and Full-Year Results Meet or Exceed All

Long-Term Growth Targets. Strong worldwide volume growth of 6% in the quarter and 5% for the full year. Excluding the benefit of new cross-licensed brands, primarily Dr Pepper brands, worldwide volume growth was 5% in the quarter and for the full year, with organic volume growth in the quarter across every one of our five geographic operating groups. Excluding new cross-licensed brands, North America organic volume was up 3% in the quarter and up 1% for the full year. Fourth quarter reported EPS was $2.46, with comparable EPS at $0.72, up 9%, including a $0.02 dilutive impact to comparable EPS as a result of the Coca-ColaEnterprises (CCE) transaction. Full-year reported EPS was $5.06, with comparable EPS at $3.49, up 14%.

Bill Gates, Donald Yacktman, Warren Buffett, Robert Olstein, and David Winters own position in this stock.

Sell: Senior Vice President Jerry S Wilson Jr sold 58,924 shares of KO stock on 04/14/2011 at the average price of 68. Jerry S Wilson Jr owns at least 56,562 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.01% since.

VORNADO REALTY TRUST (VNO): Chairman Steven Roth sold 50,000 Shares

Chairman of VORNADO REALTY TRUST (VNO) Steven Roth sold 50,000 shares on 04/14/2011 at an average price of $90.77.

Vornado Realty Trust is a fully-integrated real estate investment trust. Vornado Realty Trust has a market cap of $16.67 billion; its shares were traded at around $90.77 with a P/E ratio of 16.4 and P/S ratio of 6. The dividend yield of Vornado Realty Trust stocks is 3%. Vornado Realty Trust had an annual average earnings growth of 3.2% over the past 10 years.

On FEBRUARY 23, 2011Vornado announced fourth quarter. NET INCOME attributable to common shareholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 was $243.4 million, or $1.31 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $151.2 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2009. Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 and net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2009 include $62.7 million and $2.6 million, respectively, of net gains on sale of real estate. In addition, the quarters ended December 31, 2010 and 2009 include certain items that affect comparability which are listed in the table below. The aggregate of the net gains on sale of real estate and the items in the table below, net of amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests, increased net income attributable to common shareholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 by $169.6 million, or $0.89 per diluted share and increased net loss attributable to common shareholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2009 by $184.3 million, or $1.02 per diluted share.

Third Avenue Management own position in this stock.

Sell: Director Russell B Jr Wight sold 15,000 shares of VNO stock on 01/14/2011 at the average price of 85.12. Russell B Jr Wight owns at least 6,248,831 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 6.64% since.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY): Senior VP - Stores Matthew Fiorilli sold 75,000 Shares

Senior VP - Stores of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) Matthew Fiorilli sold 75,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $55.84.

Bed Bath & Beyond is a nationwide operator of `superstores` selling predominantly better quality domestics merchandise and home furnishings typically found in better department stores. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has a market cap of $14.22 billion; its shares were traded at around $55.84 with a P/E ratio of 18 and P/S ratio of 1.6. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 14.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Richard Aster Jr, John Hussman, Chris Davis, PRIMECAP Management, and Robert Olstein own position in this stock.

Sell: Senior VP - Stores Matthew Fiorilli sold 19,700 shares of BBBY stock on 04/08/2011 at the average price of 53.63. Matthew Fiorilli owns at least 247,503 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 4.12% since.

Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB): EVP Pharmaceutical Oper & Tech John Cox sold 43,134 Shares

EVP Pharmaceutical Oper & Tech of Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB) John Cox sold 43,134 shares during the past week at an average price of $82.96.

IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the research, development and commercialization of targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Biogen Idec Inc has a market cap of $20.04 billion; its shares were traded at around $82.96 with a P/E ratio of 16.3 and P/S ratio of 4.2. Biogen Idec Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 25.3% over the past 5 years.

John Hussman, Carl Icahn, PRIMECAP Management, and Edward Owens own position in this stock.

Sell: EVP Pharmaceutical Oper & Tech John Cox sold 4,041 shares of BIIB stock on 03/02/2011 at the average price of 70.1. John Cox owns at least 9,818 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 18.35% since.

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