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

Executive Chairman of Stanley Works (NYSE: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. (NASDAQ:GOOG): Director L. John Doerr sold 27,675 Shares

Director of Google Inc. (NASDAQ: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. (NYSE: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. (NYSE: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. (NYSE:BLK): COO Charles Hallac sold 75,000 Shares

COO of BlackRock Inc (NYSE: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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