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Weekly CFO Sells: ROP, SBH, TJX, VRSK, ONE

January 15, 2012 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CFO sells during the past week were: Roper Industries Inc., Sally Beauty, TJX Cos, Verisk Analytics Inc., and Higher One Holdings

Roper Industries Inc. (NYSE:ROP): Vice President and CFO John Humphrey Sold 53,943 Shares

Vice President and CFO John Humphrey sold 53,943 shares of ROP stock on 01/09/2012 at the average price of $90.08. John Humphrey owns at least 107,013 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.04% since.

Roper Industries Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes specialty industrial controls, fluid handling and analytical instrumentation products worldwide, serving selected segments of a broad range of markets such as oil & gas, scientific research, medical diagnostics, semiconductor, microscopy, chemical and petrochemical processing, large diesel engine and turbine/compressor control applications, bulk-liquid trucking, power generation, and agricultural irrigation industries. Roper Industries Inc. has a market cap of $8.96 billion; its shares were traded at around $92.82 with a P/E ratio of 22.31 and P/S ratio of 3.75. The dividend yield of Roper Industries Inc. stocks is 0.59%. Roper Industries Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 16.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Roper Industries Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

For its third quarter of 2011 ended September 30, Roper Industries Inc. reported net earnings of $110 million, a 31% increase over prior year quarter. Diluted EPS were $1.12 compared to $0.87 in the 2010 quarter. In this quarter sales increased 18%, EBIDTA increased $230 million, and gross margin expanded to 53.7%.

Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH): Senior Vice President and CFO Mark J. Flaherty Sold 48,642 Shares

Senior Vice President and CFO of Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH) Mark J. Flaherty sold 48,642 shares on 01/11/2012 at an average price of $19.83. Sally Beauty Holding Inc. is an international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies with revenues of more than $2. Sally Beauty has a market cap of $3.75 billion; its shares were traded at around $20.24 with a P/E ratio of 18.92 and P/S ratio of 1.15. Sally Beauty had an annual average earnings growth of 14.8% over the past 5 years.

Sally Beauty recently released its fourth quarter 2011 results. During this quarter, the company reported earnings of $54.4 million ($0.29 per share), compared to $42 million prior year quarter. Sales in this quarter rose 12% from last year to $837.2 million.

Senior Vice President and CFO Mark J. Flaherty sold 48,642 shares of SBH stock on 01/11/2012 at the average price of $19.83. Mark J. Flaherty owns at least 33,841 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.07% since. Director Marshall E Eisenberg, Director John A. Miller, and PresidentBeauty Systems Group John R. Golliher also sold shares of SBH stock.

TJX Cos. (NYSE:TJX): Senior Executive Vice President and CFO Jeffrey G. Naylor Sold 92,567 Shares

Senior Executive Vice President and CFO of TJX Cos. (NYSE:TJX) Jeffrey G. Naylor sold 92,567 shares during the past week at an average price of $66.6. The TJX Companies Inc. is the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. TJX Cos. has a market cap of $24.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $65.15 with a P/E ratio of 17.19 and P/S ratio of 1.12. The dividend yield of TJX Cos. stocks is 1.17%. Tjx Cos. had an annual average earnings growth of 13.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated TJX Cos. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

CEO of TJX Carol Meyrowitz sold 68,420 shares of TJX stock on 01/11/2012 at the average price of $65.52. SEVP, CFO Jeffrey G. Naylor sold 45,000 shares of TJX stock on 01/11/2012 at the average price of 65.39. Jeffrey G. Naylor owns at least 108,480 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.37% since. Multiple other insiders also sold shares of TJX stock recently.

Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK): Executive Vice President and CFO Mark V. Anquillare Sold 30,000 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO of Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Mark V. Anquillare sold 30,000 shares on 01/10/2012 at an average price of $39.62. Verisk Analytics is a provider of risk assessment solutions to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage lending, government, risk management, and human resources. Verisk Analytics Inc. has a market cap of $6.54 billion; its shares were traded at around $40 with a P/E ratio of 24.24 and P/S ratio of 5.75.

In its third quarter of 2011, Verisk Analytics Inc. reported diluted EPS of $0.41, an increase of 25% from last year’s quarter. Total revenue grew 18.4%, EBIDTA increased 16.2%, and the company repurchased $123.1 million of its stock.

Chairman and CEO Frank J. Coyne sold 100,000 shares of VRSK stock on 01/05/2012 at the average price of $38.98. Frank J. Coyne owns at least 599,290 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.62% since. Executive Vice President and CFO Mark V. Anquillare sold 30,000 shares of VRSK stock on 01/10/2012 at the average price of $39.62. Mark V. Anquillare owns at least 8,634 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.96% since. SVP - AISG Vincent Cialdella, and President and COO Scott G. Stephenson both also sold shares of VRSK stock.

Higher One Holdings (NYSE:ONE): Chairman and CFO Mark Volchek Sold 30,000 Shares

Chairman and CFO of Higher One Holdings (NYSE:ONE) Mark Volchek sold 30,000 shares on 01/12/2012 at an average price of $17.49. Higher One Inc. is engaged in providing technology and payment services to the higher education industry. Higher One Holdings has a market cap of $1 billion; its shares were traded at around $17.79 with a P/E ratio of 31.21 and P/S ratio of 6.93.

Higher One Holdings recently released its third quarter 2011 results. For this quarter, the company revenues of $48.1 million, up 25% from prior year quarter. GAAP net income was $8.5 million, and non-GAAP EBIDTA was reported at $18.2 million.

President and CEO Dean Hatton sold 74,383 shares of ONE stock on 01/10/2012 at the average price of $17.98. Dean Hatton owns at least 365,471 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.06% since. Chairman and CFO Mark Volchek sold 30,000 shares of ONE stock on 01/12/2012 at the average price of $17.49. Multiple other insiders also sold shares of ONE stock.

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