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Weekly Top Insider Sells: MSFT, BLK, AAPL, MAT and AMGN

February 06, 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 $30.24.

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 $254.38 billion; its shares were traded at around $30.24 with a P/E ratio of 11.1 and P/S ratio of 3.6. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corp. stocks is 2.7%. 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 Bradford L. Smith sold 110,000 shares of MSFT stock on 01/25/2012 at the average price of $29.1. Bradford L. Smith owns at least 486,976 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.92% since.

BlackRock Inc (BLK): President Robert Kapito sold 175,000 Shares

President of BlackRock Inc (BLK) Robert Kapito sold 175,000 shares on 02/02/2012 at an average price of $188.64.

BlackRock Inc. is one of the largest investment management firms in the U.S. BlackRock Inc. has a market cap of $25.48 billion; its shares were traded at around $188.64 with a P/E ratio of 16 and P/S ratio of 2.8. The dividend yield of BlackRock Inc stocks is 2.9%. BlackRock Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 24.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated BlackRock Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On Jan. 19, 2012 BlackRock Inc. reported full year diluted EPS of $12.37, up 17% from 2010. Fourth quarter 2011 net income(1) of $555 million was down 7% from third quarter 2011 and 16% from a year ago. Operating income for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 was $808 million and $3.2 billion, respectively.The full year 2011 operating margin was 35.8%. In the fourth quarter, BlackRock repurchased approximately 618,000 shares. As adjusted(2) results. Full year 2011 operating income of $3.4 billion improved $225 million, or 7%, and diluted EPS of $11.85 improved 8% compared with 2010. Fourth quarter diluted EPS was $3.06, including operating income of $3.14 per diluted share and net non-operating expense of $0.08 per diluted share. Operating margin was 39.7% for full year 2011, an improvement compared with 2010. Fourth quarter 2011 results include restructuring charges (not included in as adjusted results) of $32 million related to a 3.4% reduction in the fourth quarter work force. For the full year, BlackRock continued to make investments in focus areas, which is reflected in the net addition of over 900 employees during the year.

Senior Managing Director J. Richard Kushel sold 25,000 shares of BLK stock on 01/25/2012 at the average price of $187.71. J. Richard Kushel owns at least 181,055 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.5% since.

Apple Inc. (AAPL): Senior Vice President Robert J. Mansfield sold 30,000 Shares

Senior Vice President of Apple Inc. (AAPL) Robert J. Mansfield sold 30,000 shares on 01/30/2012 at an average price of $459.68.

Apple Computer Inc. designs, manufactures and markets personal computers and related personal computing and communicating solutions for sale primarily to education, creative, consumer, and business customers. Apple Inc. has a market cap of $427.23 billion; its shares were traded at around $459.68 with a P/E ratio of 13.1 and P/S ratio of 3.9. Apple Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 112.4% over the past 10 years.

On January 24, 2012 Apple® announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 first quarter which spanned 14 weeks and ended December 31, 2011. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $26.74 billion and net quarterly profit of $6 billion, or $6.43 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 44.7 percent compared to 38.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter’s revenue. The Company sold 37.04 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 128 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 15.43 million iPads during the quarter, a 111 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 5.2 million Macs during the quarter, a 26 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 15.4 million iPods, a 21 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

Senior Vice President Jeffrey E. Williams sold 3,000 shares of AAPL stock on 12/01/2011 at the average price of $385.72. Jeffrey E. Williams owns at least 213 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 19.17% since.

Mattel Inc. (MAT): Director Robert Eckert sold 375,000 Shares

Director of Mattel Inc. (MAT) Robert Eckert sold 375,000 shares on 02/02/2012 at an average price of $31.53. Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a broad variety of family products on a worldwide basis through both sales to retailers and direct to consumers. Mattel Inc. has a market cap of $10.68 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.53 with a P/E ratio of 15.4 and P/S ratio of 1.8. The dividend yield of Mattel Inc. stocks is 3%. Mattel Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Mattel Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On January 31 Mattel Inc. reported 2011 fourth quarter and full-year financial results. For the fourth quarter, the company reported net income of $370.6 million, or $1.07 per share, compared to last year's fourth quarter net income of$325.2 million, or $0.89 per share. For the year, the company reported net income of $768.5 million, or $2.18 per share, compared to last year's net income of $684.9 million, or $1.86 per share.

Executive Vice President Ellen L. Brothers sold 16,250 shares of MAT stock on 01/31/2012 at the average price of $30.06. Ellen L. Brothers owns at least 42,782 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 4.89% since.

Amgen Inc. (AMGN): Senior Vice President Human Resources Brian M. Mcnamee sold 138,902 Shares

Senior Vice President Human Resources of Amgen Inc. (AMGN) Brian M. Mcnamee sold 138,902 shares on 01/27/2012 at an average price of $69.28. Amgen Inc. discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Amgen Inc. has a market cap of $60.73 billion; its shares were traded at around $69.28 with a P/E ratio of 13.2 and P/S ratio of 3.9. The dividend yield of Amgen Inc. stocks is 1.6%. Amgen Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 16.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Amgen Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On Jan. 26, 2012 Amgen reported total revenue increased 3 percent during the fourth quarter of 2011 to $3,973 million versus $3,841 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. For the full year 2011, total revenue increased 4 percent to $15,582 million from $15,053 million in 2010. Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) were $1.21 for the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 3 percent compared to $1.17 for the fourth quarter of 2010. Adjusted net income decreased 6 percent to $1,039 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to $1,103 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Full year 2011 adjusted EPS were $5.33 versus $5.21 in 2010, a 2 percent increase. Full year 2011 adjusted net income decreased 3 percent to $4,858 million versus $5,024 million in 2010.

Executive Vice President Operations Fabrizio Bonanni sold 50,000 shares of AMGN stock on 01/27/2012 at the average price of $68.44. Fabrizio Bonanni owns at least 137,994 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.23% since.

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