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Weekly Top Insider Sells: AN, SWK, GOOG, UNH and BLK

February 13, 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:

AutoNation Inc. (AN): The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sold 1,123,999 Shares

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill sold 1,123,999 shares during the past week at an average price of $36.11.

AutoNation Inc. is the one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. Autonation Inc. has a market cap of $5.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $36.11 with a P/E ratio of 18.61 and P/S ratio of 0.37. Autonation Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.9% over the past 10 years.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sold 489,800 shares of AN stock on 11/30/2011 at the average price of $36.28. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation owns at least 5,422,263 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.47% since.

Stanley Works (SWK): Executive Chairman Nolan D. Archibald sold 286,875 Shares

Executive Chairman of Stanley Works (SWK) Nolan D. Archibald sold 286,875 shares on 02/09/2012 at an average price of $75.08.

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. was formerly known as Stanley Works Inc. Stanley Works has a market cap of $12.68 billion; its shares were traded at around $75.08 with a P/E ratio of 15.14 and P/S ratio of 1.22. The dividend yield of Stanley Works stocks is 2.18%.

On Jan. 25, 2012, Stanley Black & Decker announced fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 financial results. Fourth-quarter 2011 revenues increased 17% to $2.8 billion; organic revenues were up 6%. Fourth-quarter 2011 diluted GAAP EPS, including merger & acquisition-related charges, was $1.05. Excluding M&A charges, fourth-quarter 2011 diluted EPS was $1.36, up 27% VPY. Full-year diluted GAAP EPS was $4.06.

Vice President Corporate Tax Michael A. Bartone sold 2,375 shares of SWK stock on 02/03/2012 at the average price of $72.5. Michael A. Bartone owns at least 40,123 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.56% since.

Google Inc. (GOOG): Director L. John Doerr sold 27,675 Shares

Director of Google Inc. (GOOG) L. John Doerr sold 27,675 shares on 02/06/2012 at an average price of $605.91.

Google is a public and profitable company focused on search services. Google Inc. has a market cap of $197 billion; its shares were traded at around $605.91 with a P/E ratio of 19.39 and P/S ratio of 5.2. Google Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 51.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Google Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On Jan. 19, 2012, Google Inc. announced financial results for the quarter and the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2011. Google reported revenues of $10.58 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011, an increase of 25% compared to the fourth quarter of 2010.

Director John L. Hennessy sold 150 shares of GOOG stock on 02/01/2012 at the average price of $582.85. John L. Hennessy owns at least 5,280 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.96% since.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH): Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs Reed Vaughn Tuckson sold 290,000 Shares

Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) Reed Vaughn Tuckson sold 290,000 shares on 02/09/2012 at an average price of $53.32.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. offers health care coverage and related services to help people achieve improved health and well-being through all stages of life. UnitedHealth Group Inc. has a market cap of $56.84 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.32 with a P/E ratio of 11.3 and P/S ratio of 0.56. The dividend yield of UnitedHealth Group Inc. stocks is 1.22%. UnitedHealth Group Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 16.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated UnitedHealth Group Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On Jan. 19, 2012 UnitedHealth Group reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 results, highlighted by strong enrollment and revenue growth in each of UnitedHealthcare’s benefits businesses and strong revenue growth at all Optum business units. Full-year and fourth-quarter 2011 net earnings were $4.73 per share and $1.17 per share, respectively. Cash flows from operations were $7 billion in 2011.

Executive Vice President UnitedHealth Group Anthony Welters sold 18,254 shares of UNH stock on 12/14/2011 at the average price of $48.16. Anthony Welters owns at least 114,656 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 10.71% since.

BlackRock Inc. (BLK): COO Charles Hallac sold 75,000 Shares

COO of BlackRock Inc (BLK) Charles Hallac sold 75,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $190. BlackRock Inc. is one of the largest investment management firms in the United States.

BlackRock Inc. has a market cap of $25.66 billion; its shares were traded at around $190 with a P/E ratio of 16.03 and P/S ratio of 2.83. The dividend yield of BlackRock Inc stocks is 2.89%. 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 of $555 million was down 7% from third quarter 2011 and 16% from a year ago.

President Robert Kapito sold 175,000 shares of BLK stock on 02/02/2012 at the average price of $183.32. Robert Kapito owns at least 608,990 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.64% since.

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