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Weekly Top Insider Sells: NLSN, GOOG, AAPL and TIF

April 02, 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:



Nielsen Holdings (NLSN): Director Richard J. Bressler sold 7,930,878 Shares

Director of Nielsen Holdings (NLSN) Richard J. Bressler sold 7,930,878 shares on 03/26/2012 at an average price of $30.14.

Nielsen Holdings B.V. is an information and measurement company providing clients with media and marketing information and analytics about what consumers watch (consumer interaction with television, online and mobile) and what consumers buy on a global and local basis. Nielsen Holdings has a market cap of $10.97 billion; its shares were traded at around $30.14 with a P/E ratio of 19.5 and P/S ratio of 2.

On Feb. 6, 2012, Nielsen Holdings N.V. announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Revenues for the fourth quarter increased 4% to $1,421 million, or 5% on a constant currency basis compared to the fourth quarter of 2010. Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter increased 7% to $432 million, or 9% on a constant currency basis compared to the fourth quarter of 2010. Net income for the fourth quarter was $95 million compared to $4 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Net income per share, on a diluted basis, was $0.26 compared to $0.01 in the fourth quarter of 2010.

10% Owner Group Holdings LP KKR sold 7,930,857 shares of NLSN stock on 03/26/2012 at the average price of $29.12. Group Holdings LP KKR owns at least 174 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.5% since.

Google Inc.-Cl A (GOOG): Executive Chairman of Board Eric E. Schmidt sold 153,193 Shares

Executive Chairman of Board of Google Inc.-Cl A (GOOG) Eric E. Schmidt sold 153,193 shares during the past week at an average price of $641.24.

Google is a public and profitable company focused on search services. Google Inc-cl A has a market cap of $208.93 billion; its shares were traded at around $641.24 with a P/E ratio of 20.6 and P/S ratio of 5.5. Google Inc-cl A had an annual average earnings growth of 51.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Google Inc-cl A 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. GAAP net income in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $2.71 billion, compared to $2.54 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP net income in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $3.13 billion, compared to $2.85 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Director Kavitark Ram Shriram sold 45,000 shares of GOOG stock on 03/27/2012 at the average price of $650. Kavitark Ram Shriram owns at least 594,430 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.35% since.

Apple Inc. (AAPL): Senior Vice President, CFO Peter Oppenheimer sold 80,147 Shares

Senior Vice President, CFO of Apple Inc. (AAPL) Peter Oppenheimer sold 80,147 shares on 03/26/2012 at an average price of $599.55.

Apple Computer Inc. designs, manufactures and markets personal computers and related personal computing and communicating solutions for sale primarily to education, creative, consumer, and business customers. Apple Inc has a market cap of $555.74 billion; its shares were traded at around $599.55 with a P/E ratio of 17 and P/S ratio of 5.1. Apple Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 64.6% over the past five years.

On Jan. 24, 2012 Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 first quarter which spanned 14 weeks and ended December 31, 2011. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $26.74 billion and net quarterly profit of $6 billion, or $6.43 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.

Senior Vice President Jeffrey E. Williams sold 1,500 shares of AAPL stock on 01/03/2012 at the average price of $410.72. Jeffrey E. Williams owns at least 213 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 45.98% since.

Tiffany & Co (TIF): Director Peter W. May sold 397,647 Shares

Director of Tiffany & Co (TIF) Peter W. May sold 397,647 shares on 03/26/2012 at an average price of $69.13.

Tiffany & Co. operates jewelry and specialty retail stores and manufactures products through its subsidiary corporations. Tiffany & Co has a market cap of $9.07 billion; its shares were traded at around $69.13 with a P/E ratio of 19.7 and P/S ratio of 2.5. The dividend yield of Tiffany & Co stocks is 1.6%. Tiffany & Co had an annual average earnings growth of 7.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Tiffany & Co the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On March 20, 2012 Tiffany & Co. reported double-digit sales and earnings growth for the year ended Jan. 31, 2012 ("fiscal 2011"). Net sales rose 18% to $3.6 billion and net earnings rose 19% to $439 million, or $3.40 per diluted share. Net earnings increased 24% excluding nonrecurring items and earnings per diluted share rose 23% to $3.60 (see "Non-GAAP Measures" schedule

Prin. COO James N. Fernandez sold 17,057 shares of TIF stock on 03/26/2012 at the average price of $70.34. James N. Fernandez owns at least 63,578 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.72% since.

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