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Weekly Top Insider Sells: WFM, AN, ORLY, CAM and ISRG

December 04, 2011 | About:

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest insider sells during the past week.

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM): Director Jonathan D. Sokoloff sold 684,483 Shares

Director of Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) Jonathan D. Sokoloff sold 684,483 shares on 12/01/2011 at an average price of $68.37.

Whole Foods Market is the largest purveyor of natural foods in the world. Whole Foods Market Inc. has a market cap of $12.11 billion; its shares were traded at around $68.37 with a P/E ratio of 35.3 and P/S ratio of 1.1. The dividend yield of Whole Foods Market Inc. stocks is 0.6%. Whole Foods Market Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 7.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Whole Foods Market Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On November 2, 2011, Whole Foods Market Inc. reported results for the 12-week fourth quarter ended September 25, 2011. Sales for the quarter increased 12% to $2.4 billion. Comparable store sales increased 8.7%, or 17.4% on a two-year stacked basis. Identical store sales, excluding six relocations and one expansion, increased 8.4%, or 17.1% on a two-year stacked basis. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased 12% from the prior year to $185.3 million, net income increased 31% to $75.5 million, and diluted earnings per share increased 26% to $0.42.

Regional President David Lannon sold 10,000 shares of WFM stock on 11/30/2011 at the average price of $68. David Lannon owns at least 202 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.54% since.

AutoNation Inc. (NYSE:AN): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill sold 774,807 Shares

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill sold 774,807 shares during the past week at an average price of $36.18.

AutoNation Inc. is the one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. AutoNation Inc. has a market cap of $5.27 billion; its shares were traded at around $36.18 with a P/E ratio of 19.2 and P/S ratio of 0.4. AutoNation Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.9% over the past 10 years.

On Oct. 20, 2011 AutoNation Inc.reported 2011 third quarter net income from continuing operations of $71 million, or $0.48 per share, compared to net income from continuing operations of $59 million, or $0.39 per share, for the same period in the prior year, a 23% improvement on a per-share basis. 2011 third quarter revenue totaled $3.5 billion, compared to $3.3 billion in the year-ago period, an increase of 7%, driven primarily by higher new and used vehicle average selling prices.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation[/url] sold 487,968 shares of AN stock on 11/14/2011 at the average price of $33.67. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation owns at least 6,197,070 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 7.45% since.

O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY): Chairman of the Board David E. O'Reilly sold 200,000 Shares

Chairman of the Board of O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) David E. O'Reilly sold 200,000 shares on 11/30/2011 at an average price of $77.03.

O'Reilly Automotive Inc. is a specialty retailer and supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories to both "do-it-yourself" customers and professional mechanics or service technicians. O'Reilly Automotive Inc. has a market cap of $10.47 billion; its shares were traded at around $77.03 with a P/E ratio of 21.5 and P/S ratio of 1.9. O'Reilly Automotive Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 16.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated O'Reilly Automotive Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On October 26, 2011 O’Reilly Automotive Inc. announced record revenues and earnings for its third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Third-quarter financial results sales for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, increased $110 million, or 8%, to $1.54 billion from $1.43 billion for the same period one year ago. Gross profit for the third quarter increased to $754 million (or 49.1% of sales) from $693 million (or 48.6% of sales) for the same period one year ago, representing an increase of 9%. Operating income for the third quarter increased to $241 million (or 15.7% of sales) from $199 million (or 14.0% of sales) for the same period one year ago, representing an increase of 21%. Net income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, increased $32 million, or 27%, to $148 million (or 9.7% of sales) from $117 million (or 8.2% of sales) for the same period one year ago. Diluted earnings per common share for the third quarter increased 34% to $1.10 on 135 million shares versus $0.82 for the same period one year ago on 142 million shares

Director John Raymond Murphy sold 7,500 shares of ORLY stock on 11/03/2011 at the average price of $74.91. John Raymond Murphy owns at least 1,677 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.83% since.

Cameron International Corp. (NYSE:CAM): Director Sheldon R. Erikson sold 200,000 Shares

Director of Cameron International Corp. (NYSE:CAM) Sheldon R. Erikson sold 200,000 shares on 11/30/2011 at an average price of $52.87.

Cooper Cameron Corporation's is a provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. Cameron International Corp. has a market cap of $12.96 billion; its shares were traded at around $52.87 with a P/E ratio of 20.3 and P/S ratio of 2.2. Cameron International Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 22.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Cameron International Corp. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On October 27, 2011, Cameron reported net income of $164.5 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, compared with net income of $148.7 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2010. Revenues were $1.69 billion for the quarter, up 10 percent from $1.53 billion a year ago, and income before income taxes was $198.0 million, up seven percent from the $185.1 million a year ago.

Vice President, Corp. Controller and CAO Christopher A. Krummel sold 7,516 shares of CAM stock on 11/14/2011 at the average price of $51.54. Christopher A. Krummel owns at least 14,463 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.58% since.

Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG): Senior Vice President Product Development Salvatore Brogna sold 21,073 Shares

Senior Vice President Product Development of Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) Salvatore Brogna sold 21,073 shares on 12/01/2011 at an average price of $433.85.

Intuitive Surgical Inc. designs and manufactures the da Vinci Surgical System. Intuitive Surgical Inc. has a market cap of $16.96 billion; its shares were traded at around $433.85 with a P/E ratio of 37.4 and P/S ratio of 12. Intuitive Surgical Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 48.9% over the past 5 years.

On Oct 18, 2011 Intuitive Surgical Inc. reported third quarter of 2011 revenue of $447 million, up 30% compared with $344 million for the third quarter of 2010. Third quarter of 2011 net income increased 41% to $122 million, or $3.05 per diluted share, from $87 million, or $2.14 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2010.

Director Alan J. Levy sold 2,500 shares of ISRG stock on 10/21/2011 at the average price of $412.15. Alan J. Levy owns at least 2,213 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 5.27% since.

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