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Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Ross Stores Inc, SherwinWilliams Co, WCA Waste Corp. and D.R. Horton Inc.

February 06, 2012 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO sales during the past week: Ross Stores Inc, SherwinWilliams Co, WCA Waste Corp. and D.R. Horton Inc.

Ross Stores Inc. (ROST): Vice Chairman and CEO Michael Balmuth sold 322,584 Shares

Vice Chairman and CEO of Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) Michael Balmuth sold 322,584 shares on 01/30/2012 at an average price of $50.59. Ross Stores, Inc. operates a chain of off-price retail apparel and home accessories stores, which target value conscious men and women between the ages of 25 and 54 in middle-to-upper middle income households. Ross Stores Inc. has a market cap of $11.83 billion; its shares were traded at around $51.76 with a P/E ratio of 19.2 and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of Ross Stores Inc. stocks is 0.9%. Ross Stores Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 15% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ross Stores Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Ross Stores Inc. reported their quarterly results ended October 29, 2011. The Company reported net earnings of $143.969 million and sales of $2.046 billion.

Vice Chairman and CEO Michael Balmuth sold 322,584 shares of ROST stock on 01/30/2012 at the average price of 50.59. Director K Gunnar Bjorkland, President, Chief Operating Off Sullivan Michael B O and President, Chief Merch Officer Barbara Rentler sold 66,182 shares of ROST stock oIn September, October and January.

SherwinWilliams Co. (SHW): Chairman and CEO Christopher M Connor sold 295,000 Shares

Chairman and CEO of SherwinWilliams Co. (SHW) Christopher M Connor sold 295,000 shares on 02/01/2012 at an average price of $96.8. Sherwin-Williams Co. is a manufacturer, distributor and retailer of paint, coatings and related products. Sherwinwilliams Co. has a market cap of $10.14 billion; its shares were traded at around $97.77 with a P/E ratio of 20.2 and P/S ratio of 1.1. The dividend yield of Sherwinwilliams Co. stocks is 1.5%. Sherwinwilliams Co. had an annual average earnings growth of 9.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Sherwinwilliams Co. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

SherwinWilliams CO. reported their 2011 year-end financial results. The Company reported net sales of $2.07 billion and net income of $14.55 million.

Chairman and CEO Christopher M Connor sold 295,000 shares of SHW stock on 02/01/2012 at the average price of 96.8. SrVP-Corp Com & Public Affairs Robert J Wells, President & COO John G Morikis, Sr. VP-Human Resources Thomas E Hopkins, Director Gary E Mccullough and President, Paint Stores Group Robert J Davisson sold 83,894 shares of SHW stock in November, December and January.

WCA Waste Corp. (WCAA): Chairman & CEO Tom J Jr Fatjo sold 294,535 Shares

Chairman & CEO of WCA Waste Corp. (WCAA) Tom J Jr Fatjo sold 294,535 shares on 02/02/2012 at an average price of $6.45. WCA Waste Corporation is a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid waste management company providing collection, transfer, and disposal services for commercial, industrial and residential customers in the south and central regions of the United States. Wca Waste Corp. has a market cap of $153.1 million; its shares were traded at around $6.46 with and P/S ratio of 0.7. Wca Waste Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.4% over the past 5 years.

WCA Waste Corp. reported revenues of $74.4 million and operating income of $8.4 million for their 2011 third quarter results.

Chairman & CEO Tom J Jr Fatjo sold 345,559 shares of WCAA stock in January and February. Sr. VP - Finance & Secretary Tom J Fatjo III sold 106,631 shares of WCAA stock on 02/03/2012.

D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI): President and CEO Donald J Tomnitz sold 283,754 Shares

President and CEO of D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI) Donald J Tomnitz sold 283,754 shares on 02/01/2012 at an average price of $14.09. D.R. Horton, Inc., one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, builds high quality, single-family homes designed principally for the entry-level and move-up markets. D.r. Horton Inc. has a market cap of $4.64 billion; its shares were traded at around $14.66 with a P/E ratio of 56.5 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of D.r. Horton Inc. stocks is 1.1%.

D. R. Horton Inc. reported their 2012 first quarter fiscal results. The Company reported homebuilding revenue of $885.6 million and basic net income per share of $0.09.

President and CEO Donald J Tomnitz sold 460,229 shares of DHI stock in November and February. EVP and CFO Bill W Wheat sold 93,500 shares of DHI stock on 02/01/2012 at the average price of 14.03. EVP and Treasurer Stacey Dwyer sold 72,000 shares of DHI stock on 01/31/2012 at the average price of 13.99.

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