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Weekly Top Insider Sells: JBHT, YUM, HNZ, IBM and VMW

July 24, 2011 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest insider sells during the past week.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT): Director Earl Wayne Garrison Sold 178,200 Shares

Director of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) Earl Wayne Garrison sold 178,200 shares on 07/19/2011 at an average price of $47.47.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a diversified transportation services and logistics company. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has a market cap of $5.71 billion; its shares were traded at around $47.47 with a P/E ratio of 26.4 and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. stocks is 1.1%. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 13.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On July 14, 2011, J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced record second quarter 2011 net earnings of $65.7 million, or diluted earnings per share of 53 cents vs. second quarter 2010 net earnings of $52.1 million, or 40 cents per diluted share. Total operating revenue for the current quarter was $1.15 billion, compared with $943 million for the second quarter 2010.

Chairman of the Board James K. Thompson sold 67,776 shares of JBHT stock on 06/01/2011 at the average price of 44.98. Thompson owns at least 14,020 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 5.54% since.

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

Chief People Officer of Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) Hollan Anne Byerlein sold 145,859 shares on 07/15/2011 at an average price of $54.57.

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 $25.41 billion; its shares were traded at around $54.57 with a P/E ratio of 20.6 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. Operating profit grew 25% in China and 11% at Yum! Restaurants, international operating profit declined 28% in the U.S., resulting in a worldwide operating profit decline of 2%, prior to foreign currency translation.

COO Emil Brolick sold 8,200 shares of YUM stock on 07/01/2011 at the average price of $56.31. Emil Brolick owns at least four shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.09% since.

H.J. Heinz Co. (NYSE:HNZ): EVP - Heinz Asia Pacific Christopher John Warmoth sold 128,167 Shares

EVP Heinz Asia Pacific of H.J. Heinz Co. (NYSE:HNZ) Christopher John Warmoth sold 128,167 shares on 07/18/2011 at an average price of $53.99.

H. J. Heinz Company and its subsidiaries manufacture and market an extensive line of processed food products throughout the world. H.J. Heinz Co. has a market cap of $17.37 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.99 with a P/E ratio of 17.4 and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of H.J. Heinz Co. stocks is 3.6%. H.J. Heinz Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.6% over the past 10 years.

On May 26, 2011 H.J. Heinz Company reported strong fourth-quarter and full-year results for fiscal 2011, a year in which the company delivered record sales of $10.7 billion, record total company net income of $990 million and record operating free cash flow of $1.26 billion while completing key acquisitions in Brazil and China to accelerate its dynamic growth in emerging markets. Earnings per share from continuing operations increased 6.6% to $3.06 from $2.87 a year ago. EPS this year included 2 cents of cost related to closing the Quero acquisition in April 2011.

SVP Chief Supply Chain Officer Robert Paul Ostryniec sold 6,720 shares of HNZ stock on 05/31/2011 at the average price of $54.68. Robert Paul Ostryniec owns at least 28,751 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.26% since.

International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM): Senior Vice President John E. Kelly III sold 32,684 Shares

Senior Vice President of International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM) John E. Kelly III sold 32,684 shares during the past week at an average price of $185.18.

IBM uses advanced information technology to provide customer solutions. International Business Machines Corp. has a market cap of $224.29 billion; its shares were traded at around $185.18 with a P/E ratio of 15.5 and P/S ratio of 2.2. The dividend yield of IBM stocks is 1.6%. IBM had an annual average earnings growth of 14.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated IBM the business predictability rank of 2-star.

On July 18, 2011 IBM announced second-quarter 2011 diluted earnings of $3.00 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $2.61 per share in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 15%. Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings were $3.09 per share, compared with operating diluted earnings of $2.62 per share in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 18%.

Second-quarter net income was $3.7 billion compared with $3.4 billion in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 8%. Operating (non-GAAP) net income was $3.8 billion compared with $3.4 billion in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 11%.Total revenues for the second quarter of 2011 of $26.7 billion increased 12%t (5%, adjusting for currency) from the second quarter of 2010.

Senior Vice President Timothy S. Shaughnessy sold 2,766 shares of IBM stock on 05/12/2011 at the average price of 172. Timothy S. Shaughnessy owns at least 14,902 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 7.66% since.

VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW): Co-President, App. Platform Tod Nielsen sold 46,654 Shares

Co-President, App. Platform of VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) Tod Nielsen sold 46,654 shares on 07/20/2011 at an average price of $106.72.

VMware provides virtualization solutions from the desktop to the data center. Vmware Inc. has a market cap of $44.77 billion; its shares were traded at around $106.72 with a P/E ratio of 112.3 and P/S ratio of 15.8.

On 07/19/11 VMware Inc. announced financial results for the second quarter of 2011. Revenues for the second quarter were $921 million, an increase of 37% from the second quarter of 2010 as reported, and an increase of 35% measured in constant currency. Operating income for the second quarter was $187 million, an increase of 85% from the second quarter of 2010.

10% Owner Corp Emc bought 36,999 shares of VMW stock on 05/31/2011 at the average price of 97.24. Corp Emc owns at least 33,554,236 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 9.75% since.

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