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WEEKLY CFO SELLS HIGHLIGHT: VVUS, DIS, SNPS, TXRH, BMRN

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest CFO sells during the past week were: Vivus Inc, Disney Walt, Synopsys Inc, Texas Roadhouse, and Biomarin Pharma.

Vivus Inc (VVUS): SVP, Finance and CFO Timothy E Morris Sold 329,358 Shares

SVP, Finance and CFO of Vivus Inc (VVUS) Timothy E Morris sold 329,358 shares on 02/27/2012 at an average price of $21.26. VIVUS is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative, next-generation therapies to address unmet needs in obesity, diabetes and sexual health. Vivus Inc has a market cap of $1.97 billion; its shares were traded at around $21.64 with and P/S ratio of 39.3.

Vivus Inc. has released its fourth quarter 2011 results ended December 31, 2011. For this quarter, the company reported a total net loss of $11.5 million ($0.13 loss per share). This compares with a fourth quarter 2010 net loss of $12.6 million ($0.15 per share).

CEO Leland F Wilson sold 50,000 shares of VVUS stock on 02/27/2012 at the average price of 25. SVP, Finance and CFO Timothy E Morris sold 329,358 shares of VVUS stock on 02/27/2012 at the average price of 21.26. The price of the stock has increased by 1.79% since. Multiple other insiders also sold shares of VVUS stock during the past week.

Disney Walt (DIS): Sr. Exec VP and CFO James A Rasulo Sold 145,200 Shares

Sr. Exec VP and CFO James A Rasulo sold 145,200 shares of DIS stock on 02/27/2012 at the average price of 41.9. James A Rasulo owns at least 83,779 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.1% since.

Walt Disney Company owns 100% of Disney Enterprises, Inc. Disney Walt has a market cap of $74.21 billion; its shares were traded at around $42.36 with a P/E ratio of 15.5 and P/S ratio of 1.8. The dividend yield of Disney Walt stocks is 1.5%. Disney Walt had an annual average earnings growth of 14.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Disney Walt the business predictability rank of 4-star.

Disney Walt has released its first quarter 2012 results. For this quarter ended December 31, 2011 – the company saw total revenues of $10.8 billion – up 1% from the same quarter last year. Net income rose to $1.5 billion for the quarter – up from $1.3 billion last year. EPS rose 18% to $0.80.

Synopsys Inc (SNPS): CFO Brian M Beattie Sold 125,333 Shares

CFO of Synopsys Inc (SNPS) Brian M Beattie sold 125,333 shares on 02/24/2012 at an average price of $30.35. Synopsys, Inc. is one of the suppliers of electronic design automation software to the global electronics industry. Synopsys Inc has a market cap of $4.43 billion; its shares were traded at around $29.93 with a P/E ratio of 18.2 and P/S ratio of 2.9. Synopsys Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Synopsys Inc the business predictability rank of 3-star.

For its first quarter of 2012, Synopsys Inc reported revenues of $425.5 million – an increase of 16.7% over prior year quarter. GAAP net income was $56.69 milllion ($0.39 per share), as compared to $48.2 million ($0.31 per share) prior year quarter.

Chairman of the Board & CEO Geus Aart De sold 30,000 shares of SNPS stock on 02/27/2012 at the average price of 30.62. CFO Brian M Beattie sold 125,333 shares of SNPS stock on 02/24/2012 at the average price of 30.35. Brian M Beattie owns at least 10,730 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.38% since. Pres & COO Chi-foon Chan and multiple other insiders also sold shares of SNPS stock.

Texas Roadhouse (TXRH): CFO Scott Matthew Colosi Sold 117,335 Shares

CFO of Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) Scott Matthew Colosi sold 117,335 shares on 02/28/2012 at an average price of $16.91. Texas Roadhouse is a growing, moderately priced, full service restaurant chain. Texas Roadhouse has a market cap of $1.16 billion; its shares were traded at around $16.35 with a P/E ratio of 19.1 and P/S ratio of 1.1. The dividend yield of Texas Roadhouse stocks is 1.9%. Texas Roadhouse had an annual average earnings growth of 7.9% over the past 10 years.

Texas Roadhouse posted fourth quarter 2011 revenues of $276.6 million – up 13% from last year. EPS grew 28% from last year to $0.17.

CFO Scott Matthew Colosi sold 117,335 shares of TXRH stock on 02/28/2012 at the average price of 16.91. Scott Matthew Colosi owns at least 94,598 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.31% since. Chairman of Company and Board, 10% Owner Wayne Kent Taylor sold 555,000 shares of TXRH stock on 02/27/2012 at the average price of 16.89.

Biomarin Pharma (BMRN): SVP, CFO Jeffrey H Cooper Sold 83,036 Shares

SVP, CFO of Biomarin Pharma (BMRN) Jeffrey H Cooper sold 83,036 shares on 02/24/2012 at an average price of $35.07. BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. is a developer of carbohydrate enzyme therapies for debilitating, life-threatening, chronic genetic disorders and other diseases and conditions. Biomarin Pharma has a market cap of $4 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.39 with and P/S ratio of 9.1.

Biomarin Pharma has released its fourth quarter 2011 results. During this quarter, the company saw GAAP net loss of $26.7 million ($0.23 per diluted share), compared to net loss of $12.2 million prior year quarter. Non-GAAP EBITDA was a loss of $3 million for this quarter.

SVP, CFO Jeffrey H Cooper sold 83,036 shares of BMRN stock on 02/24/2012 at the average price of 35.07. Jeffrey H Cooper owns at least 40,104 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.91% since. Multiple other insiders have sold shares of Biomarin Pharma stock as well.

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