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Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Staples Inc, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Unum Group, Bankrate and Gran Tierra Energy

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO sales during the past week: Staples Inc, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Unum Group, Bankrate and Gran Tierra Energy

Staples Inc. (SPLS): Chairman and CEO Ronald Sargent sold 990,000 Shares

Chairman and CEO of Staples Inc. (SPLS) Ronald Sargent sold 990,000 shares on 12/15/2011 at an average price of $14.55. Staples.com is creating a business-to-business electronic marketplace offering a solution for all of the office needs of business customers. Staples Inc. has a market cap of $9.75 billion; its shares were traded at around $14.08 with a P/E ratio of 10.1 and P/S ratio of 0.4. The dividend yield of Staples Inc. stocks is 2.9%. Staples Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 12.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Staples Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Staples Inc. reported their 2011 third quarter results on November 15, 2011. The Company reported that their total revenue increased 0.5% to $6.6 billion compared to the third quarter of 2010. They also announced that their net income increased 13% year over year to $326 million.

Chairman and CEO Ronald Sargent sold 1,315,500 shares of SPLS stock in June and December. Vice Chairman John Mahoney sold 150,000 shares of SPLS stock on 06/28/2011 at the average price of 15.43.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS): President & CEO Larry D Young sold 315,457 Shares

President & CEO of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) Larry D Young sold 315,457 shares on 12/13/2011 at an average price of $37.68. DR PEPPER SNAPPLE Group is one of the largest beverage companies in the Americas. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a market cap of $8.07 billion; its shares were traded at around $38.81 with a P/E ratio of 14.2 and P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of Dr Pepper Snapple Group stocks is 3.4%.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group reported their 2011 third quarter results ended September 30, 2011. The Company reported net sales of $1.5 billion and net income of $154 million.

President & CEO Larry D Young sold 315,457 shares of DPS stock on 12/13/2011 at the average price of 37.68. Executive Vice President James L. Jr Baldwin and Sr. Vice President, Controller Angela A. Stephens sold 21,217 shares of DPS stock in July and December.

Unum Group (UNM): President and CEO Thomas R Watjen sold 315,723 Shares

President and CEO of Unum Group (UNM) Thomas R Watjen sold 315,723 shares during the past week at an average price of $21.49. UnumProvident is the industry leader in disability income protection and one of the top providers of supplemental benefits in the nation. Unum Group has a market cap of $6.18 billion; its shares were traded at around $20.58 with a P/E ratio of 7.4 and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of Unum Group stocks is 1.9%. Unum Group had an annual average earnings growth of 25.3% over the past 5 years.

Unum Group reported total revenue of $112.9 million and net income of $7.1 million or $0.07 per fully diluted share in the third financial quarter of 2011.

President and CEO Thomas R Watjen sold 315,723 shares of UNM stock in December. Director Jon S Fossel and Director Ronald E Goldsberry sold 22,381 shares of UNM stock in August.

Bankrate (RATE): President, CEO Thomas R Evans sold 279,297 Shares

President, CEO of Bankrate (RATE) Thomas R Evans sold 279,297 shares on 12/12/2011 at an average price of $16.8. Bankrate Inc. is an aggregator of financial rate information. Bankrate has a market cap of $1.72 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.39 .

Bankrate announced that revenue was $112.9 million and net income was $7.1 million for their 2011 third quarter financial results ended September 30, 2011.

President, CEO Thomas R Evans sold 279,297 shares of RATE stock on 12/12/2011 at the average price of 16.8. T

Gran Tierra Energy (GTE): CEO and President Dana Coffield sold 807,500 Shares

CEO and President of Gran Tierra Energy (GTE) Dana Coffield sold 807,500 shares during the past week at an average price of $5.25. Gran Tierra Energy Inc. is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, headquartered in Calgary, Canada, incorporated and traded in the United States and operating in South America. Gran Tierra Energy has a market cap of $1.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $4.56 with a P/E ratio of 15.2 and P/S ratio of 3.5.

Gran Tierra Energy reported their 2011 third quarter financial results on November 7th, 2011. For this quarter, revenue and other income was $151.0 million and net income was $49.1 million.

CEO and President Dana Coffield sold 807,500 shares of GTE stock in December. COO Shane P. O'leary sold 60,000 shares of GTE stock on 12/14/2011 at the average price of 4.83.

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