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

Senior Vice President and CFO of Sally Beauty (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. (TJX): Senior Executive Vice President and CFO Jeffrey G. Naylor Sold 92,567 Shares

Senior Executive Vice President and CFO of TJX Cos. (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. (VRSK): Executive Vice President and CFO Mark V. Anquillare Sold 30,000 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO of Verisk Analytics Inc. (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 (ONE): Chairman and CFO Mark Volchek Sold 30,000 Shares

Chairman and CFO of Higher One Holdings (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.

For the complete list of stocks sold by their CFOs, go to: Insider Buys.

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