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Weekly Top Insider Sells: MSFT, GOOG, ISRG, KMB, and LLTC

April 30, 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:



Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT): Director William H. Gates III sold 12,000,000 Shares

Director of Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) William H. Gates III sold 12,000,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $31.98.

Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for a multitude of computing devices. Microsoft Corp has a market cap of $272.07 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.98 with a P/E ratio of 11.8 and P/S ratio of 3.9. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corp stocks is 2.5%. Microsoft Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 12.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Microsoft Corp the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

On April 19, 2012 Microsoft Corp. announced quarterly revenue of $17.41 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, a 6% increase from the prior year period. Operating income was $6.37 billion, up 12% from the prior year period. Net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.11 billion and $0.60 per share, compared with $5.23 billion and $0.61 per share, respectively, in the prior year period.

President Office Division Kurt D. Delbene sold 70,628 shares of MSFT stock on 02/10/2012 at the average price of $30.52. Kurt D. Delbene owns at least 307,672 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 4.78% since.

Google Inc.-Cl A (NASDAQ:GOOG): Executive Chairman of Board Eric E. Schmidt sold 62,243 Shares

Executive Chairman of Board of Google Inc.-Cl A (NASDAQ:GOOG) Eric E. Schmidt sold 62,243 shares during the past week at an average price of $614.97.

Google is a public and profitable company focused on search services. Google Inc.-Cl A has a market cap of $193.8 billion; its shares were traded at around $614.97 with a P/E ratio of 18.1 and P/S ratio of 5.1. 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 April 12, 2012 Google Inc. announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Google reported revenues of $10.65 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, an increase of 24% compared to the first quarter of 2011. Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs (TAC). In the first quarter of 2012, TAC totaled $2.51 billion, or 25% of advertising revenues.

Director Ann Mather sold 1,745 shares of GOOG stock on 04/24/2012 at the average price of $600.88. Ann Mather owns at least 235 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.34% since.

Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG): Executive Vice President da Vinci WW Sales and Marketing Jerome J. Mcnamara sold 39,144 Shares

Executive Vice President da Vinci WW Sales and Marketing of Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) Jerome J. Mcnamara sold 39,144 shares on 04/20/2012 at an average price of $585.57.

Intuitive Surgical Inc. designs and manufactures the da Vinci Surgical System. Intuitive Surgical Inc. has a market cap of $22.85 billion; its shares were traded at around $585.57 with a P/E ratio of 43.7 and P/S ratio of 13. Intuitive Surgical Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 37.4% over the past five years.

On April 17, 2012 Intuitive Surgical Inc. reported first quarter of 2012 revenue of $495 million, up 28% compared with $388 million for the first quarter of 2011. First quarter of 2012 operating income increased to $193 million from $148 million in the first quarter of 2011. First quarter of 2012 net income was $144 million, or $3.50 per diluted share, compared with $104 million, or $2.59 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2011.

Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mark J. Meltzer sold 3,500 shares of ISRG stock on 04/20/2012 at the average price of $575.24. Mark J. Meltzer owns at least 595 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.8% since.

Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB): Group President Robert E. Abernathy sold 122,470 Shares

Group President of Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) Robert E. Abernathy sold 122,470 shares on 04/23/2012 at an average price of $78.68.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation is one of the consumer products companies. Kimberly Clark has a market cap of $30.08 billion; its shares were traded at around $78.68 with a P/E ratio of 15.4 and P/S ratio of 1.4. The dividend yield of Kimberly Clark stocks is 3.9%. Kimberly Clark had an annual average earnings growth of 5.4% over the past 10 years.

On April 20, 2012 Kimberly-Clark Corporation reported first quarter 2012 results and reconfirmed its previous guidance for full-year 2012 adjusted earnings per share. Sales of $5.2 billion increased 4% compared with the first quarter of 2011. Organic sales rose 6%, with higher net selling prices of 3%, increased sales volumes of 2% and favorable product mix of 1%.

President, K-C Healthcare Joanne B. Bauer sold 2,777 shares of KMB stock on 02/03/2012 at the average price of $72.33. Joanne B. Bauer owns at least 22,116 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 8.78% since.

Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:LLTC): Executive Chairman Robert H. Swanson Jr. sold 200,000 Shares

Executive Chairman of Linear Technology Corp (NASDAQ:LLTC) Robert H. Swanson Jr. sold 200,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $32.86.

Linear Technology products include operational, instrumentation and audio amplifiers; voltage regulators, power management devices, DC-DC converters and voltage references; comparators; monolithic filters; communications interface circuits; one-chip data acquisition sub-systems; pulse-width modulators and sample-and-hold devices. Linear Technology has a market cap of $7.4 billion; its shares were traded at around $32.86 with a P/E ratio of 16.1 and P/S ratio of 5. The dividend yield of Linear Technology stocks is 3.1%. Linear Technology had an annual average earnings growth of 11% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Linear Tec Corp the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

April 17, 2012, Linear Technology Corporation reported financial results for the quarter ended April 1, 2012. Quarterly revenues of $312.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 increased $18.0 million or 6.1% over the previous quarter's revenue of $294.3 million and decreased $40.8 million or 11.6% from $353.2 million reported in the third quarter of fiscal year 2011. Net income of $98.5 million increased $10.6 million or 12% over the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 and decreased $43.1 million or 30% from the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 which benefited from a lower tax rate.

Vice President of Power Management Product Steve Pietkiewicz sold 3,712 shares of LLTC stock on 02/24/2012 at the average price of $33.58. Steve Pietkiewicz owns at least 70,686 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.14% since.

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