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Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Home Depot, Centene Corp, NCR Corp, and Autodesk Inc.

March 11, 2012 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO sales during the past week: Home Depot, Centene Corp, NCR Corp, and Autodesk Inc.

Home Depot (HD): Chairman & CEO Francis S Blake sold 350,000 Shares

Chairman & CEO of Home Depot (HD) Francis S Blake sold 350,000 shares on 03/08/2012 at an average price of $47.71. Home Depot is the one of world's largest home improvement retailer. Home Depot has a market cap of $74.15 billion; its shares were traded at around $48.1 with a P/E ratio of 19.55 and P/S ratio of 1.05. The dividend yield of Home Depot stocks is 2.41%. Home Depot had an annual average earnings growth of 5.5% over the past 10 years.

Home Depot reported their fourth quarter fiscal 2011 results. The Company reported sales of $16 billion and net earnings of $774 million.

Chairman & CEO Francis S Blake sold 350,000 shares of HD stock on 03/08/2012 at the average price of 47.71.CFO & EVP - Corp. Services Carol B Tome sold 170,000 shares of HD stock on 02/23/2012 at the average price of 46.92. Director Bonnie Guiton Hill, EVP - Human Resources Timothy M Crow, EVP & CIO Matt Carey, Director Gregory D Brenneman, and EVP - Merchandising Craig A Menear sold 209,411 shares of HD stock in November and February.

Centene Corp (CNC): Chairman, President and CEO Michael F Neidorff sold 250,000 Shares

Chairman, President and CEO of Centene Corp (CNC) Michael F Neidorff sold 250,000 shares on 03/02/2012 at an average price of $48.46. Centene Corporation provides managed care programs and related services to individuals receiving benefits under Medicaid, including Supplemental Security Income, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Centene Corp has a market cap of $2.38 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.78 with a P/E ratio of 21.07 and P/S ratio of 0.45. Centene Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 15.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Centene Corp the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Centene Corp reported their 2011 fourth quarter results. The Company reported net income of $30.1 million and total revenue of $1.5 billion.

Chairman, President and CEO Michael F Neidorff sold 300,000 shares of CNC stock in October, November and March. Exec VP, CFO & Treasurer William N Scheffel sold 39,012 shares of CNC stock in November and March. Exec VP Chief Admin Officer Carol Goldman, Director Robert K Ditmore, Director Richard A Gephardt, and Exec VP of Operations Jesse N Hunter sold 99,581 shares of CNC stock in November, February, and March.

NCR Corp (NCR): Chairman, CEO and President William Nuti sold 219,506 Shares

Chairman, CEO and President of Ncr Corp-New (NCR) William Nuti sold 219,506 shares on 03/01/2012 at an average price of $21.43. NCR Corporation is a recognized world leader in providing Relationship Technology solutions for the retail, financial, communications, travel and transportation, and insurance markets. Ncr Corp-new has a market cap of $3.37 billion; its shares were traded at around $21.41 with a P/E ratio of 12.67 and P/S ratio of 0.62.

NCR Corp reported revenues of $1.40 billion and income from continuing operations of $16 million in their 2011 third quarter results.

Chairman, CEO and President William Nuti sold 219,506 shares of NCR stock on 03/01/2012 at the average price of 21.43. Senior Vice President & CFO Robert P Fishman sold 24,531 shares of NCR stock in February. EVP, Global Sales, Prof. Svcs Peter Leav and Director Edward P Boykin sold 134,268 shares of NCR stock in February.

Autodesk Inc (ADSK): President and CEO Carl Bass sold 218,750 Shares

President and CEO of Autodesk Inc (ADSK) Carl Bass sold 218,750 shares on 03/02/2012 at an average price of $37.28. Autodesk is one of the world's design software and digital content companies for architectural design and land development, manufacturing, utilities, telecommunications, and media and entertainment. Autodesk Inc has a market cap of $8.35 billion; its shares were traded at around $36.81 with a P/E ratio of 26.48 and P/S ratio of 3.77. Autodesk Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 11.7% over the past 10 years.

Autodesk Inc reported their fourth quarter fiscal 2012 results. The Company reported revenues of $592 million and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.46.

President and CEO Carl Bass sold 218,750 shares of ADSK stock on 03/02/2012 at the average price of 37.28. Sr VP, Human Res, Corp RE Jan Becker, Sr. VP, WW Sales and Services Steven M Blum, Director J Hallam Dawson and Sr. VP, MSD Robert Kross sold 154,000 shares of ADSK stock in February and March.

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