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Weekly Top Insider Sells: KO, HANS, LVS, RL and BCR

August 21, 2011 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest insider sells during the past week: Coca-Cola Co. (KO): President European Group Dominique Reiniche sold 171,825 Shares

President European Group of CocaCola Co. (KO) Dominique Reiniche sold 171,825 shares during the past week at an average price of $67.1.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company and is the producer and marketer of soft drinks. Cocacola Co. has a market cap of $155.16 billion; its shares were traded at around $67.1 with a P/E ratio of 18.5 and P/S ratio of 4.5. The dividend yield of Coca-Cola Co. stocks is 2.8%. Coca-Cola Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 7.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Coca-Cola Co. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On July 19, 2011, the Coca-Cola Company reported strong second-quarter and year-to-date 2011 operating results, meeting or exceeding their long-term growth targets and gaining volume and value share in total NARTD beverages. Reported worldwide volume grew 6% in both the quarter and year-to-date. Excluding new cross-licensed brands in North America, primarily Dr. Pepper brands, worldwide volume grew 5% in the quarter and year-to-date. We achieved broad-based volume growth in the quarter across each of our five geographic operating groups, with growth of 7% in Eurasia and Africa, 7% in Pacific, 6% in Latin America, 5% in Europe and 4% in North America. Excluding new cross-licensed brands, North America volume was even in the quarter and grew 1% year-to-date.

Senior Vice President Harry L. Anderson sold 16,500 shares of KO stock on 07/19/2011 at the average price of$69.47. Harry L. Anderson owns at least 45,123 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.41% since.

Hansen Natural Corp. (HANS): President-DSD Hansen Beverage Mark J. Hall sold 96,848 Shares

President-DSD Hansen Beverage of Hansen Natural Corp. (HANS) Mark J. Hall sold 96,848 shares on 08/15/2011 at an average price of $79.51.

Hansen Natural Corporation is a holding company and carries on no operating business except through its direct wholly-owned subsidiaries, Hansen Beverage Company and Hard e Beverage Company. Hansen Natural Corp. has a market cap of $7.02 billion; its shares were traded at around $79.51 with a P/E ratio of 28.9 and P/S ratio of 5.4. Hansen Natural Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 64.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Hansen Natural Corp. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On Aug. 4, 2011, Hansen Natural Corporation reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Gross sales for the 2011 second quarter increased 27.0 percent to $527.5 million from $415.3 million in the same period last year. Net sales for the three-months ended June 30, 2011 increased 26.4 percent to $462.1 million from $365.7 million a year ago. Gross profit, as a percentage of net sales, for the 2011 second quarter was 52.8 percent, compared with 52.9 percent for the comparable 2010 second quarter. Operating expenses for the 2011 second quarter increased to $111.7 million from $83.7 million in the same quarter last year. Distribution costs as a percentage of net sales were 4.1 percent for the 2011 second quarter, compared with 4.3 percent in the same quarter last year. Selling expenses as a percentage of net sales were 12.9 percent for the 2011 second quarter, compared with 10.4 percent in the same quarter a year ago.

Vice Chairman and President Hilton H. Schlosberg sold 220,000 shares of HANS stock on 03/03/2011 at the average price of 56.58. Hilton H. Schlosberg owns at least 11,469,155 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 40.53% 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 08/12/2011 at an average price of $41.39.

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 $30.87 billion; its shares were traded at around $41.39 with a P/E ratio of 25.3 and P/S ratio of 4.5. Las Vegas Sands had an annual average earnings growth of 2.2% over the past 5 years.

On July 26 Las Vegas Sands Corp. reported record financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net revenue for the second quarter of 2011 was a record $2.35 billion, an increase of 47.1% compared to $1.59 billion in the second quarter of 2010. Consolidated adjusted property EBITDA in the second quarter of 2011 increased 90.4% to $901.6 million, compared to $473.5 million in the year-ago quarter. Consolidated adjusted property EBITDA margin increased 870 basis points to 38.4% in the second quarter of 2011, compared to 29.7% in the second quarter of 2010. On a GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) basis, operating income in the second quarter of 2011 increased 264.6% to reach $608.1 million, compared to $166.8 million in the second quarter of 2010. The increase in operating income was principally due to stronger results across our portfolio of properties in Macauand at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Adjusted net income (see Note 1) increased to $438.6 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, compared to $129.3 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2010.

President and COO Michael A. Leven sold 150,000 shares of LVS stock on 06/10/2011 at the average price of $38.87. Michael A. Leven owns at least 3,612 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 6.48% since.

Ralph Lauren Corp (RL): President & COO Roger N. Farah sold 44,131 Shares

President & COO of Ralph Lauren Corp (RL) Roger N. Farah sold 44,131 shares on 08/15/2011 at an average price of $121.12.

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. is in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products. Ralph Lauren Corp has a market cap of $12.08 billion; its shares were traded at around $121.12 with a P/E ratio of 19.7 and P/S ratio of 2.1. The dividend yield of Ralph Lauren Corp stocks is 0.6%. Ralph Lauren Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 14.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ralph Lauren Corp the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On Aug. 10, 2011, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation reported net income of $184 million, or $1.90 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2012, compared to net income of $121 million, or $1.21 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2011. Net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 increased 32% to $1.5 billion from $1.2 billion in the comparable period last year. The growth in net revenues reflects strong, double-digit gains in both wholesale and retail segment sales and favorable foreign currency effects.

Senior Vice President Human Resources Mitchell Alan Kosh sold 7,845 shares of RL stock on 06/08/2011 at the average price of 121.1. Mitchell Alan Kosh owns at least 3,512 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.02% since.

C.R. Bard Inc. (BCR): Senior Vice President and CFO Todd C. Schermerhorn sold 52,720 Shares

Senior Vice President and CFO of C.R. Bard Inc. (BCR) Todd C. Schermerhorn sold 52,720 shares on 08/15/2011 at an average price of $87.47.

C.R. Bard Inc. is one of the worldwide leaders in developing, manufacturing and supplying healthcare products that focus on vascular, urology and oncology disease states. C.R. Bard Inc. has a market cap of $7.56 billion; its shares were traded at around $87.47 with a P/E ratio of 14.6 and P/S ratio of 2.8. The dividend yield of C.R. Bard Inc. stocks is 0.8%. C.R. Bard Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 15.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated C.R. Bard Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On Jul 21, 2011, C. R. Bard Inc. reported 2011 second-quarter financial results. Second-quarter 2011 net sales were $725.0 million, an increase of 8% over the prior-year period on a reported basis, 5% on a constant currency basis. For the second quarter 2011, net sales in the U.S. were $479.9 million, an increase of 3%. Net sales outside the U.S. were $245.1 million, an increase of 17% on a reported basis, 10 percent on a constant currency basis.

Group Vice President Timothy P. Collins sold 16,850 shares of BCR stock on 05/02/2011 at the average price of $107.97. Timothy P. Collins owns at least 43,225 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 18.99% since.

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