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Weekly Top Insider Sells: EL, MSFT, DTE, AVB and KO

November 13, 2011 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest insider sells during the past week.

Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. (NYSE:EL): Group President, International Cedric Prouve sold 141,666 Shares

Group President, International of Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. (NYSE:EL) Cedric Prouve sold 141,666 shares on 11/08/2011 at an average price of $115.06.

Estee Lauder Co. is one of the world's manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. has a market cap of $22.43 billion; its shares were traded at around $115.06 with a P/E ratio of 27.79 and P/S ratio of 2.55. The dividend yield of Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. stocks is 0.65%. Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On Nov. 3, 2011 the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. reported quarterly results. For the quarter, the company had net sales of $2.48 billion, an 18% increase compared with $2.09 billion reported in the prior-year quarter. The company reported net earnings for the quarter of $278.6 million, a 46% increase compared with $191.1 million last year.

Grat Remainder Trust Fbo 1992 sold 4,000 shares of EL stock on 08/31/2011 at the average price of $97.77. Grat Remainder Trust Fbo 1992 owns at least 621,503 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 17.68% since.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT): President, Windows Division Steven J. Sinofsky sold 305,561 Shares

President, Windows Division of Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) Steven J. Sinofsky sold 305,561 shares on 11/08/2011 at an average price of $26.91.

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 $225.46 billion; its shares were traded at around $26.91 with a P/E ratio of 9.97 and P/S ratio of 3.22. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corp. stocks is 2.38%. 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, 2011Microsoft 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.

Director William H. Gates III sold 5,000,000 shares of MSFT stock on 10/26/2011 at the average price of 26.54. William H. Gates III owns at least 530,979,055 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.39% since.

DTE Energy Co. (NYSE:DTE): Retired Executive Chairman of the Board Anthony F. Earley Jr. sold 155,000 Shares

Retired Executive Chairman of the Board of DTE Energy Co. (NYSE:DTE) Anthony F. Earley Jr. sold 155,000 shares on 11/10/2011 at an average price of $52.26.

DTE Energy is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. DTE Energy Co. has a market cap of $8.85 billion; its shares were traded at around $52.26 with a P/E ratio of 14.09 and P/S ratio of 1.03. The dividend yield of DTE Energy Co. stocks is 4.5%. DTE Energy Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.7% over the past 10 years.

Sr. VP/Corp Affairs & Comm. Paul Christie Hillegonds sold 5,000 shares of DTE stock on 05/18/2011 at the average price of $51.62. Paul Christie Hillegonds owns at least 20,957 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.24% since.

Avalonbay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB): CFO Thomas J. Sargeant sold 60,451 Shares

CFO of Avalonbay Communities Inc. (NYSE:AVB) Thomas J. Sargeant sold 60,451 shares on 11/08/2011 at an average price of $129.32.

AvalonBay Communities Inc. is a real estate investment trust. Avalonbay Communities Inc. has a market cap of $12.16 billion; its shares were traded at around $129.32 with a P/E ratio of 31.46 and P/S ratio of 13.58. The dividend yield of Avalonbay Communities Inc. stocks is 2.76%.

President Timothy J. Naughton sold 1,245 shares of AVB stock on 06/15/2011 at the average price of 132. Timothy J. Naughton owns at least 138,407 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.03% since.

CocaCola Co. (NYSE:KO): Group President J. Alexander Douglas Jr. sold 106,483 Shares

Group President of CocaCola Co. (NYSE:KO) J. Alexander Douglas Jr. sold 106,483 shares on 11/04/2011 at an average price of $68.12.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company and is the producer and marketer of soft drinks. Coca-cola Co. has a market cap of $156.41 billion; its shares were traded at around $68.12 with a P/E ratio of 18.02 and P/S ratio of 4.45. The dividend yield of Coca-cola Co. stocks is 2.76%. 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 Oct. 18, 2011 the Coca-Cola Company reports strong third quarter and year-to-date 2011 operating results.The Coca-Cola Company reported worldwide volume growth of 5% in the quarter and 6% year-to-date.

Pres., European Group Dominique Reiniche sold 50,000 shares of KO stock on 09/19/2011 at the average price of $70.07. Dominique Reiniche owns at least 115,974 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.78% since.

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