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Weekly CFO Sells Highlight: SLCA, UNH, LVS, RATE, MDVN, YUM, TER

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest CFO sells during the past week were: U.S. Silica Holdings, UnitedHealth Group Inc., Las Vegas Sands Corp., Bankrate Inc., Medivation Inc., Yum! Brands Inc. and Teradyne Inc.

US Silica Holdings (SLCA): CFO William A. White Sold 8,804,552 Shares

CFO William A. White sold 8,804,552 shares of SLCA stock on 02/06/2012 at the average price of $15.81. William A. White owns at least 41,176,471 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 9.11% since.

On January 31, US Silica Holdings announced that it would price its initial public offering of 11,746,705 shares of common stock at $17.00 – trading in the New York stock exchange under the symbol SLCA beginning February 1.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH): Executive Vice President and CFO, President UHG Operations David S. Wichmann Sold 200,000 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO, President UHG Operations of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) David S. Wichmann sold 200,000 shares on 02/09/2012 at an average price of $53.21. 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 $53.85 with a P/E ratio of 11.3 and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of UnitedHealth Group Inc. stocks is 1.2%. 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.

For its fourth quarter of 2011, UnitedHealth Group Inc. reported earnings of $1.17 per diluted share – with earnings for the whole year being $4.73 per share, and cash flow from operations for the whole year of $7 billion.

Executive Vice President and CFO, President UHG Operations David S. Wichmann sold 200,000 shares of UNH stock on 02/09/2012 at the average price of $53.21. David S. Wichmann owns at least 338,324 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.2% since. Director William C. Ballard Jr. sold 20,000 shares of UNH stock on 02/09/2012 at the average price of $53.04. Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs Reed Vaughn Tuckson and Executive Vice President, Human Capital Lori Sweere both sold shares of UNH stock during the past week as well..

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS): Executive Vice President and CFO Kenneth J. Kay Sold 172,000 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) Kenneth J. Kay sold 172,000 shares on 02/07/2012 at an average price of $51.5. Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a hotel, gaming, and retail mall company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a market cap of $37.8 billion; its shares were traded at around $51.27 with a P/E ratio of 25.4 and P/S ratio of 4. Las Vegas Sands Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 2.2% over the past five years.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. has released its results for its fourth quarter of 2011. In this quarter, the company saw net revenue increases of 26.3% to $2.54 billion, and EPS increase of 35.7% to $0.57. Also during this quarter, the company raised consolidated adjusted property EBIDTA margin 110 basis points to 37.8%.

Executive Vice President and CFO Kenneth J. Kay sold 172,000 shares of LVS stock on 02/07/2012 at the average price of $51.5. Kenneth J. Kay owns at least 211 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.45% since. Chief Accounting Officer Michael Quartieri sold 25,000 shares of LVS stock on 02/06/2012 at the average price of $51.81.

Bankrate Inc. (RATE): Senior Vice President and CFO Edward J. Dimaria Sold 125,000 Shares

Senior Vice President and CFO of Bankrate Inc. (RATE) Edward J. Dimaria sold 125,000 shares on 02/08/2012 at an average price of $23.4. Bankrate Inc. is an aggregator of financial rate information. Bankrate Inc. has a market cap of $2.43 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.2 with and P/S ratio of 5.7.

For its fourth quarter of 2011, Bankrate Inc. reported a 47% increase in revenue from last year to $113.8 million. Net income for this quarter was $14.0 million ($0.14 per diluted share) – as compared with a loss of $4.8 million in the same quarter of 2010.

Senior Vice President and CFO Edward J. Dimaria sold 125,000 shares of RATE stock on 02/08/2012 at the average price of $23.4. Edward J. Dimaria owns at least 303,169 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.42% since. Senior Vice President and Vice President of Business Development and Cons Marketing Michael Ricciardelli sold 120,000 shares of RATE stock on 02/09/2012 at the average price of $23.49. Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Daniel P. Hoogterp and Senior Vice President Chief Revenue Officer Donaldson M. Ross both also sold shares of RATE stock in the past week.

Medivation Inc. (MDVN): Chief Business Officer and CFO Clarence Patrick Machado Sold 100,000 Shares

Chief Business Officer and CFO of Medivation Inc. (MDVN) Clarence Patrick Machado sold 100,000 shares on 02/08/2012 at an average price of $70.18. Medivation Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that acquires promising technologies in the late preclinical development phase and develops them quickly and cost-effectively. Medivation Inc. has a market cap of $2.37 billion; its shares were traded at around $69.83 with and P/S ratio of 37.9.

Medivation Inc. reported third quarter 2011 revenues of $14.9 million, and net loss of $10 million ($0.29 per share), compared to a net loss of $5.4 million prior year quarter.

President and CEO David Hung sold 100,000 shares of MDVN stock on 02/08/2012 at the average price of 70.19. Chief Business Officer and CFO Clarence Patrick Machado sold 100,000 shares of MDVN stock on 02/08/2012 at the average price of $70.18. Clarence Patrick Machado owns at least 21,511 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.5% since. Director Kim D. Blickenstaff also sold shares of MDVN stock.

Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM): Senior Vice President Fin and CFO Richard Carucci Sold 99,110 Shares

Senior Vice President Fin and CFO of Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) Richard Carucci sold 99,110 shares on 02/08/2012 at an average price of $65.34. Yum! Brands Inc. is the one of the world's largest restaurant companies, with restaurants around the world in numerous countries and territories. Yum! Brands Inc. has a market cap of $29.81 billion; its shares were traded at around $64.58 with a P/E ratio of 22.6 and P/S ratio of 2.4. The dividend yield of Yum! Brands Inc. stocks is 1.8%. Yum! Brands Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 11.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Yum! Brands Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

Yum! Brands Inc. has released its results for its fourth quarter of 2011. In this quarter, the company reported a revenue increase of 15% to $4.1 billion. Total fourth quarter EPS was $0.75, with worldwide system sales growth of 11%, including same-store sales growth of 21% in China.

CEO Taco Bell Greg Creed sold 3,778 shares of YUM stock on 02/08/2012 at the average price of $65.08. Greg Creed owns at least 25,198 shares after this. Senior Vice President Vice President Fin and CFO Richard Carucci sold 99,110 shares of YUM stock on 02/08/2012 at the average price of 65.34. Richard Carucci owns at least 25,908 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.16% since.

Teradyne Inc. (TER): Vice President and CFO Gregory R. Beecher Sold 81,585 Shares

Vice President and CFO of Teradyne Inc. (TER) Gregory R. Beecher sold 81,585 shares on 02/03/2012 at an average price of $16.93. Teradyne Inc. is a manufacturer of automatic test equipment and related software for the electronics and communications industries. Teradyne Inc. has a market cap of $3.04 billion; its shares were traded at around $16.48 with a P/E ratio of 11.9 and P/S ratio of 2.1.

Vice President and CFO Gregory R. Beecher sold 81,585 shares of TER stock on 02/03/2012 at the average price of $16.93. Gregory R. Beecher owns at least 102,624 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.66% since. Multiple other insiders also recently sold shares of TER stock.

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