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Weekly Top Insider Sells: MSFT, INTC, BCR, MAR

January 30, 2012 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest insider sells during the past week. The overall trend of insiders is illustrated in the chart below:



Microsoft Corp. (MSFT): Director William H Gates III sold 10,000,000 Shares

Director of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) William H Gates III sold 10,000,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $29.23.

Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for a multitude of computing devices. Microsoft Corp. has a market cap of $232.73 billion; its shares were traded at around $29.23 with a P/E ratio of 10.3 and P/S ratio of 3.4. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corp. stocks is 2.8%. Microsoft Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 14.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Microsoft Corp. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

On Jan. 19, 2012, Microsoft Corp. announced quarterly revenue of $20.89 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011, a 5% increase from the prior-year period. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $7.99 billion, $6.62 billion, and $0.78 per share, compared with $8.17 billion, $6.63 billion and $0.77 per share, respectively, in the prior year period. Prior-year results include recognition of $224 million of deferred revenue related to the Office 2010 technology guarantee program.

Senior Vice President Lisa E. Brummel sold 111,112 shares of MSFT stock on 01/23/2012 at the average price of $29.65. Lisa E. Brummel owns at least 316,734 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.42% since.

Intel Corp. (INTC): Senior Vice President and CFO Stacy J. Smith sold 541,940 Shares

Senior Vice President and CFO Stacy J. Smith sold 541,940 shares on 01/23/2012 at an average price of $26.73.

Intel Corporation is one of the world's largest semiconductor chip maker. Intel Corp. has a market cap of $132.24 billion; its shares were traded at around $26.73 with a P/E ratio of 10.6 and P/S ratio of 2.5. The dividend yield of Intel Corp. stocks is 3.2%.

On Jan. 19, 2012, Intel Corporation reported full-year revenue of $54 billion, operating income of $17.5 billion, net income of $12.9 billion and EPS of $2.39 — all records. The company generated approximately $21 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $4.1 billion and used $14.1 billion to repurchase 642 million shares of stock. For the fourth quarter, Intel posted revenue of $13.9 billion, operating income of $4.6 billion, net income of $3.4 billion and EPS of 64 cents. The company generated approximately $6.6 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.1 billion and used $4.1 billion to repurchase 174 million shares of stock.

Senior Vice President GM, Tech and Manufacturing Group William M. Holt sold 72,923 shares of INTC stock on 01/24/2012 at the average price of $26.83. William M. Holt owns at least 31,678 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.37% since.

C.R. Bard Inc. (BCR): Senior Vice President and CFO Todd C. Schermerhorn sold 96,045 Shares

Senior Vice President and CFO of C.R. Bard Inc. (BCR) Todd C. Schermerhorn sold 96,045 shares on 01/19/2012 at an average price of $93.32.

C.R. Bard Inc. is one of the worldwide leaders in developing, manufacturing, and supplying healthcare products that focus on Vascular, Urology, and Oncology Disease States. C.R. Bard Inc. has a market cap of $7.95 billion; its shares were traded at around $93.32 with a P/E ratio of 14.9 and P/S ratio of 3. The dividend yield of C.R. Bard Inc. stocks is 0.8%. C.R. Bard Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 15.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated C.R. Bard Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On Dec. 14, 2011, the Board of Directors of C. R. Bard Inc. declared a regular quarterly dividend of 19 cents per share on Bard's common stock. The current indicated annual dividend rate is 76 cents per share. The dividend is payable on Feb. 3, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 23, 2012.

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Stephen J. Long sold 18,500 shares of BCR stock on 08/03/2011 at the average price of $93.97. Stephen J. Long owns at least 22,956 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.69% since.

Marriott International Inc. Cl A (MAR): President and COO Arne M. Sorenson sold 220,000 Shares

President and COO of Marriott International Inc. Cl A (MAR) Arne M. Sorenson sold 220,000 shares on 01/25/2012 at an average price of $34.57.

Marriott International Inc. operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Ramada International brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. Marriott International Inc. Cl A has a market cap of $11.53 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.57 with a P/E ratio of 26.4 and P/S ratio of 1. The dividend yield of Marriott International Inc. Cl A stocks is 1.2%.

Group President Robert McCarthy sold 18,750 shares of MAR stock on 10/10/2011 at the average price of $29.67. Robert McCarthy owns at least 74,822 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 16.51% since.

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