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Weekly Top Insider Sells: APOL, NKE, YUM, CLX and LVS

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

Apollo Group Inc. (APOL): Executive Chairman of the Board John G. Sperling sold 548,376 Shares

Executive Chairman of the Board of Apollo Group Inc. (APOL) John G. Sperling sold 548,376 shares during the past week at an average price of $49.62.

Apollo Group Inc. has been providing higher education to working adultsfor over 25 years. Apollo Group Inc. has a market cap of $7 billion; its shares were traded at around $49.62 with a P/E ratio of 9.5 and P/S ratio of 1.5. Apollo Group Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 23.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Apollo Group Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On Jun 30, 2011, Apollo Group Inc. reported financial results for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2011. Consolidated net revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 totaled $1,235.8 million, which represents a 7.6% decrease from the third quarter of fiscal 2010.

Executive Chairman of the Board John G. Sperling sold 42,900 shares of APOL stock on 07/11/2011 at the average price of 47.99. John G. Sperling owns at least 11,899,781 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.4% since.

Nike Inc. Cl B (NKE): Vice President Eric D Sprunk sold 172,000 Shares

Vice President of Nike Inc. Cl B (NKE) Eric D. Sprunk sold 172,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $91.7.

Nike Inc.'s principal business activity involves the design, development and worldwide marketing of high quality footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products. Nike Inc. Cl B has a market cap of $43.48 billion; its shares were traded at around $91.7 with a P/E ratio of 20.9 and P/S ratio of 2.1. The dividend yield of Nike Inc. Cl B stocks is 1.4%. Nike Inc. Cl B had an annual average earnings growth of 11.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Nike Inc. Cl B the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On Jun 27, 2011 reported financial results for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter and full year ended May 31, 2011. Diluted earnings per share for both the quarter and full year hit record highs, as higher revenues and SG&A expense leverage more than offset a lower gross margin rate. As of the end of the quarter, futures orders for NIKE Brand athletic footwear and apparel scheduled for delivery from June through November 2011, totaled $10.3 billion, 15 percent higher than orders reported for the same period last year. Excluding currency changes, reported orders would have increased 12 percent.*

Director Jill K. Conway sold 8,000 shares of NKE stock on 07/07/2011 at the average price of 93.52. Jill K. Conway owns at least 29,462 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.95% since.

Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM): Chief People Officer Hollan Anne Byerlein sold 145,859 Shares

Chief People Officer of Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) Hollan Anne Byerlein sold 145,859 shares on 07/15/2011 at an average price of $55.51.

Yum! Brands Inc. is the one of the world's largest restaurant companies, with restaurants around the world in numerous countries and territories. Yum! Brands Inc. has a market cap of $25.84 billion; its shares were traded at around $55.51 with a P/E ratio of 21.6 and P/S ratio of 2.3. The dividend yield of Yum! Brands Inc. stocks is 1.8%. Yum! Brands Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 11.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Yum! Brands Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On July 13, 2011 Yum! Brands Inc. reported results for the second quarter ended June 11, 2011 including EPS of $0.66, excluding Special Items. After a Special Items loss of $0.01, reported EPS was $0.65.

Senior Vice President of Finance/CFO Richard Carucci sold 61,808 shares of YUM stock on 04/29/2011 at the average price of 53.56. Richard Carucci owns at least 25,918 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.64% since.

Clorox Co. (CLX): EVP-CFO Daniel J. Heinrich sold 98,452 Shares

EVP-CFO of Clorox Co. (CLX) Daniel J. Heinrich sold 98,452 shares on 07/13/2011 at an average price of $74.55.

Clorox Co. has a market cap of $9.94 billion; its shares were traded at around $74.55 with a P/E ratio of 18.5 and P/S ratio of 1.9. The dividend yield of Clorox Co. stocks is 2.8%. Clorox Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 11.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Clorox Co. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On May 3, 2011, the Clorox Company reported one percent volume and sales growth for its fiscal third quarter, which ended March 31. The company also reported $1.02 diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations. Clorox reported third-quarter net earnings from continuing operations of $141 million, or $1.02 diluted EPS, versus $143 million, or $1.00 diluted EPS, in the year-ago quarter. Including earnings from discontinued operations, net earnings were $151 million, or $1.09 diluted EPS, compared with $165 million, or $1.16 diluted EPS, in the year-ago quarter.

Senior Vice Preside and Chief Marketing Officer Thomas P. Britanik sold 2,500 shares of CLX stock on 03/07/2011 at the average price of $68.01. Thomas P. Britanik owns at least 15,272 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 9.62% since.

Las Vegas Sands (LVS): President and COO Michael A. Leven sold 150,000 Shares

President and COO of Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Michael A. Leven sold 150,000 shares on 07/08/2011 at an average price of $45.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a hotel, gaming, and retail mall company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $32.8 billion; its shares were traded at around $45 with a P/E ratio of 36.2 and P/S ratio of 4.7. Las Vegas Sands had an annual average earnings growth of 2.2% over the past five years.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. Net revenue for the first quarter of 2011 was a record $2.11 billion, an increase of 58.2% compared to $1.33 billion in the first quarter of 2010. On a GAAP basis, net income attributable to common stockholders in the first quarter of 2011 increased to $228.2 million, compared to a net loss of $28.9 million in the first quarter of 2010. Diluted earnings per share in the first quarter of 2011 was $0.28, compared to a diluted loss per share of $0.04 in the prior year quarter. The improvement in our net income attributable to common stockholders of $257.1 million reflects the increase in operating income, partially offset by increases in net income attributable to non-controlling interests (primarily Sands China Ltd.) and income tax expense.

President and COO Michael A. Leven sold 150,000 shares of LVS stock on 04/08/2011 at the average price of 44.79. Michael A. Leven owns at least 3,612 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.47% since.

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