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Weekly Top Insider Sells: WFM, CB, MNST, and HJ

March 11, 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:

Whole Foods Mkt (WFM): Director Equity Investors V, L.p. Green sold 1,000,000 Shares

Director of Whole Foods Mkt (WFM) Equity Investors V, L.p. Green sold 1,000,000 shares on 03/01/2012 at an average price of $83.87.

Whole Foods Market is the largest purveyor of natural foods in the world. Whole Foods Mkt has a market cap of $15.1 billion; its shares were traded at around $83.87 with a P/E ratio of 39.8 and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of Whole Foods Mkt stocks is 0.7%. Whole Foods Mkt had an annual average earnings growth of 7.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Whole Foods Mkt the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On February 8, 2012 Whole Foods Market, Inc. reported results for the 16-week first quarter ended January 15, 2012. Sales for the quarter increased 13% to $3.4 billion. Comparable store sales increased 8.7%, or 17.7% on a two-year stacked basis. Identical store sales, excluding six relocations and two expansions, increased 8.2%, or 17.3% on a two-year stacked basis. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) increased 21% from the prior year to $283.0 million, net income increased 33% to $118.3 million, and diluted earnings per share increased 28% to $0.65.

Director Jonathan A Seiffer sold 1,000,000 shares of WFM stock on 03/01/2012 at the average price of 81.02. Jonathan A Seiffer owns at least 12,910,997 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.52% since.

Chubb Corp (CB): Chairman, President and C.E.O. John D Finnegan sold 336,576 Shares

Chairman, President and C.E.O. of Chubb Corp (CB) John D Finnegan sold 336,576 shares on 03/01/2012 at an average price of $67.23.

Chubb Corporation is a holding company with subsidiaries principally engaged in the property and casualty insurance business. Chubb Corp has a market cap of $18.27 billion; its shares were traded at around $67.23 with a P/E ratio of 13.1 and P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of Chubb Corp stocks is 2.3%.

On January 26, 2012 the Chubb Corporation reported that net income in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $452 million or $1.60 per share, compared to $620 million or $2.02 per share in the fourth quarter of 2010. Operating income, which the company defines as net income excluding after-tax realized investment gains and losses, was $460 million, compared to $519 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Operating income per share declined 4% to $1.63 from $1.69.

Director Sheila P Burke sold 16,000 shares of CB stock on 11/03/2011 at the average price of 67.02. Sheila P Burke owns at least 1,748 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.31% since.

Monster Beverag (MNST): Vice Chairman and President Hilton H Schlosberg sold 300,000 Shares

Vice Chairman and President of Monster Beverag (MNST) Hilton H Schlosberg sold 300,000 shares on 03/02/2012 at an average price of $59.57.

Monster Beverage Corporation is a marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Monster Beverag has a market cap of $10.21 billion; its shares were traded at around $59.57 with a P/E ratio of 38.2 and P/S ratio of 6. Monster Beverag had an annual average earnings growth of 60% over the past 10 years.

On Feb. 23, 2012 Monster Beverage Corporation reported record sales and profits for the three- and twelve-months ended December 31, 2011. Gross sales for the 2011 fourth quarter increased 28.4 percent to $467.3 million from $364.1 million in the same period last year

Vice Chairman and President Hilton H Schlosberg sold 200,000 shares of MNST stock on 09/14/2011 at the average price of 44.24. Hilton H Schlosberg owns at least 11,224,304 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 34.65% since.

Heinz (Hj) Co (HNZ): Director Nelson Peltz sold 237,884 Shares

Director of Heinz (Hj) Co (HNZ) Nelson Peltz sold 237,884 shares during the past week at an average price of $53.06.

H. J. Heinz Company and its subsidiaries manufacture and market an extensive line of processed food products throughout the world. Heinz (hj) Co has a market cap of $16.97 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.06 with a P/E ratio of 16.3 and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of Heinz (hj) Co stocks is 3.6%. Heinz (hj) Co had an annual average earnings growth of 3.6% over the past 10 years.

On February 22, 2012 02 Heinz Co delivered third-quarter results with growth of more than 7% in sales and 13% in earnings per share before special items. Heinz delivered its 27th consecutive quarter of organic sales growth (volume plus price) and the strongest growth in nearly three years, with every segment of our global portfolio contributing.

Executive Vice President Michael D Milone sold 30,000 shares of HNZ stock on 02/27/2012 at the average price of 53.51. Michael D Milone owns at least 147,098 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.84% since.

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