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

Director of Microsoft Corp (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 (GOOG): Executive Chairman of Board Eric E. Schmidt sold 62,243 Shares

Executive Chairman of Board of Google Inc.-Cl A (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. (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. (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 (KMB): Group President Robert E. Abernathy sold 122,470 Shares

Group President of Kimberly Clark (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 (LLTC): Executive Chairman Robert H. Swanson Jr. sold 200,000 Shares

Executive Chairman of Linear Technology Corp (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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