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Weekly Top Insider Sells: MNST, APOL, VRSK, MYL

January 23, 2012 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest insider sells during the past week.

Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST): Vice Chairman and President Hilton H. Schlosberg sold 157,109 Shares

Vice Chairman and President of Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST) Hilton H. Schlosberg sold 157,109 shares on 01/17/2012 at an average price of $104.52.

Hansen Natural Corporation is a holding company and carries on no operating business except through its direct wholly-owned subsidiaries, Hansen Beverage Company and Hard Beverage Company. Monster Beverage Corp. has a market cap of $9.1 billion; its shares were traded at around $104.52 with a P/E ratio of 36.1 and P/S ratio of 7. Monster Beverage Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 64.7% over the past 10 years.

On Nov. 3, 2011, Hansen Natural Corporation reported record sales and profits for the three-months ended Sept. 30, 2011. Gross sales for the 2011 third quarter increased 25 percent to $548.1 million from $438.6 million in the same period last year. Net income for the 2011 third quarter increased 23.9 percent to $82.4 million from $66.5 million in the same quarter last year.

Vice Chairman and President Hilton H. Schlosberg sold 100,000 shares of MNST stock on 09/14/2011 at the average price of $88.47. Hilton H. Schlosberg owns at least 11,224,304 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 18.14% since.

Apollo Group Inc. (APOL): Vice Chairman of the Board Peter V. Sperling sold 100,000 Shares

Vice Chairman of the Board of Apollo Group Inc. (APOL) Peter V. Sperling sold 100,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $54.61.

Apollo Group Inc. has been providing higher education to working adults for over 25 years. Apollo Group Inc. has a market cap of $7.11 billion; its shares were traded at around $54.61 with a P/E ratio of 11.9 and P/S ratio of 1.5. Apollo Group Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 21.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Apollo Group Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On January 5, Apollo Group, Inc. reported financial results for the three months ended Nov. 30, 2011. Consolidated net revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 totaled $1,178.7 million, which represents an 11.1% decrease from the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

Director K. Sue Redman sold 2,000 shares of APOL stock on 01/10/2012 at the average price of $56.75. K. Sue Redman owns at least 9,746 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.77% since.

Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK): President and COO Scott G. Stephenson sold 82,812 Shares

President and COO of Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK) Scott G. Stephenson sold 82,812 shares on 01/17/2012 at an average price of $40.01.

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 $40.01 with a P/E ratio of 24.2 and P/S ratio of 5.7.

On Nov. 1, 2011 Verisk Analytics, Inc. announced results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2011. Diluted GAAP earnings per share were $0.41 for third-quarter 2011. Total revenue increased 18.4% for third-quarter 2011.

Senior Vice President AISG Vincent Cialdella sold 30,000 shares of VRSK stock on 12/12/2011 at the average price of $38.36. Vincent Cialdella owns at least 84,255 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 4.3% since.

Mylan Inc. (MYL): Executive Chairman Robert J. Coury sold 150,000 Shares

Executive Chairman of Mylan Inc. (MYL) Robert J. Coury sold 150,000 shares on 01/17/2012 at an average price of $21.56.

Mylan Inc. is one of the world's quality generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies. Mylan Inc. has a market cap of $9.2 billion; its shares were traded at around $21.56 with a P/E ratio of 10.9 and P/S ratio of 1.7. Mylan Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 25.7% over the past 10 years.

On Oct. 26, 2011, Mylan Inc. announced its financial results for the three and nine months ended Sept. 30, 2011. Total third party revenues for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2011, increased $220.6 million, or 16.3% to $1.58 billion from $1.36 billion in the comparable prior year period. Total revenues include both net revenues and other revenues from third parties. Third party net revenues for the current quarter were $1.57 billion compared to $1.34 billion for the prior year quarter, representing an increase of $227.3 million, or 16.9%.

Director Randall L. Vanderveen sold 16,875 shares of MYL stock on 12/05/2011 at the average price of 19.88. Randall L. Vanderveen owns at least 17,652 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 8.45% since.

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