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Weekly Top Insider Sells: UNH, APOL, MSFT, DHR, and INTC

October 30, 2011 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest insider sells during the past week.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH): President & Chief Exec Officer Stephen J Hemsley sold 1,200,000 Shares

President & Chief Exec Officer of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) Stephen J Hemsley sold 1,200,000 shares on 10/27/2011 at an average price of $48.85.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. offers health care coverage and related services to help people achieve improved health and well-being through all stages of life. Unitedhealth Group Inc. has a market cap of $52.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $48.85 with a P/E ratio of 10.8 and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of Unitedhealth Group Inc. stocks is 1.3%. Unitedhealth Group Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 19% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Unitedhealth Group Inc.the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On October 18, 2011 UnitedHealth Group reported third quarter results. Third quarter 2011 net earnings were $1.17 per share, with strong performance on all key financial and operational measures. The Company now forecasts 2011 revenues to exceed $101 billion, net earnings in the range of $4.40 to $4.45 per share and cash flows from operations of approximately $6.2 billion. Each of these has been increased from the previous outlook.

EVP, UnitedHealth Group William A Munsell sold 170,000 shares of UNH stock on 10/25/2011 at the average price of 48.75. William A Munsell owns at least 181,500 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.21% since.

Apollo Group Inc. (APOL): Vice Chrmn of the Board Peter V Sperling sold 175,000 Shares

Vice Chrmn of the Board of Apollo Group Inc. (APOL) Peter V Sperling sold 175,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $48.16.

Apollo Group, Inc. has been providing higher education to working adults for over 25 years. Apollo Group Inc. has a market cap of $6.61 billion; its shares were traded at around $48.16 with a P/E ratio of 9.7 and P/S ratio of 1.5. Apollo Group Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 21.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Apollo Group Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On Oct 19, 2011 Apollo Group, Inc. reported financial results for the three months and fiscal year ended August 31, 2011. The Company reported income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group for the three months ended August 31, 2011, of $188.6 million, or $1.37 per share (137.3 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding), compared to income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group of $47.5 million, or $0.32 per share (148.3 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding) for the three months ended August 31, 2010. Results for the fourth quarters of fiscal 2011 and 2010 included a number of special items that are detailed below.

Vice Chrmn of the Board Peter V Sperling sold 96,500 shares of APOL stock on 10/25/2011 at the average price of 48.28. Peter V Sperling owns at least 4,510,256 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.25% since.

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT): President, Windows Division Steven J Sinofsky sold 305,550 Shares

President, Windows Division of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Steven J Sinofsky sold 305,550 shares on 10/27/2011 at an average price of $26.98.

Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for a multitude of computing devices. Microsoft Corp. has a market cap of $226.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $26.98 with a P/E ratio of 10 and P/S ratio of 3.4. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corp. stocks is 2.3%. Microsoft Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 14.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Microsoft Corp. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

On Oct. 20, 2011 Microsoft Corp. announced record first-quarter revenue of $17.37 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2011, a 7% increase from the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $7.20 billion, $5.74 billion, and $0.68 per share, which represented increases of 1%, 6%, and 10%, respectively, when compared with the prior year period.

President, Server and Tools Satya Nadella sold 24,313 shares of MSFT stock on 09/12/2011 at the average price of 25.43. Satya Nadella owns at least 171,320 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 6.1% since.

Danaher Corp. (DHR): EVP & CFO Daniel L Comas sold 150,000 Shares

EVP & CFO of Danaher Corp. (DHR) Daniel L Comas sold 150,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $50.86.

Danaher Corporation conducts its operations through two business segments:Process/Environmental Controls and Tools and Components. Danaher Corp. has a market cap of $34.87 billion; its shares were traded at around $50.86 with a P/E ratio of 18.9 and P/S ratio of 2.7. The dividend yield of Danaher Corp. stocks is 0.2%. Danaher Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 13.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Danaher Corp. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On Oct. 20, 2011 Danaher Corporation announced that net earnings from continuing operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 were $523.4 million, or $0.74 per share on a diluted basis, a 20% decrease as compared to diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations for the third quarter 2010. Sales from continuing operations for the 2011 third quarter were $4.5 billion, 46% higher than the $3.1 billion reported sales from continuing operations for the 2010 third quarter. Core revenues increased 7.5% in the quarter compared to the third quarter of 2010.

Director Donald J Ehrlich sold 8,000 shares of DHR stock on 10/24/2011 at the average price of 48. Donald J Ehrlich owns at least 123,320 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 5.96% since.

Intel Corp. (INTC): EXEC. VP; PRES. INTEL CAPITAL Arvind Sodhani sold 282,758 Shares

EXEC. VP; PRES. INTEL CAPITAL of Intel Corp. (INTC) Arvind Sodhani sold 282,758 shares during the past week at an average price of $24.98. Intel Corporation is one of the world's largest semiconductor chip maker.

Intel Corp. has a market cap of $131.17 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.98 with a P/E ratio of 10.4 and P/S ratio of 3.1. The dividend yield of Intel Corp. stocks is 3.3%. Intel Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 9.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Intel Corp. the business predictability rank of 2-star.

On Oct. 18, 2011 Intel Corporation reported third-quarter results, setting new records for microprocessor units shipped, EPS, earnings and revenue, which was up 28 percent year-over-year. On a Non-GAAP basis, revenue was $14.3 billion, operating income was $5.1 billion, net income was $3.7 billion and EPS was 69 cents.

EXEC. VP; PRES. INTEL CAPITAL Arvind Sodhani sold 233,653 shares of INTC stock on 10/26/2011 at the average price of 24.74. Arvind Sodhani owns at least 260,027 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.97% since.

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