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Weekly Top Insider Sells: MSFT, AAPL, GOOG, AXP and APH

May 07, 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 8,000,000 Shares

Director of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) William H. Gates III sold 8,000,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $30.93.

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 $269.44 billion; its shares were traded at around $30.93 with a P/E ratio of 11.7 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 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. Prior year net income and diluted earnings per share included a $461 million or $0.05 per share tax benefit primarily related to a tax settlement with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

Director William H. Gates III sold 3,500,000 shares of MSFT stock on 04/24/2012 at the average price of $32. William H. Gates III owns at least 495,481,726 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.34% since.

Apple Inc. (AAPL): Senior Vice President Scott J. Forstall sold 64,151 Shares

Senior Vice President of Apple Inc. (AAPL) Scott J. Forstall sold 64,151 shares on 04/27/2012 at an average price of $565.1.

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 $566.6 billion; its shares were traded at around $565.1 with a P/E ratio of 14.8 and P/S ratio of 5.2. Apple Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 63.5% over the past five years.

On April 24, 2012 Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter ended March 31, 2012. The company posted quarterly revenue of $39.2 billion and quarterly net profit of $11.6 billion, or $12.30 per diluted share.

Senior Vice President Philip W. Schiller sold 64,151 shares of AAPL stock on 03/26/2012 at the average price of $602.66. Philip W. Schiller owns at least 386 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 6.23% since.

Google Inc.-Cl A (GOOG): Executive Chairman of Board Eric E. Schmidt sold 54,550 Shares

Executive Chairman of Board of Google Inc.-Cl A (GOOG) Eric E. Schmidt sold 54,550 shares during the past week at an average price of $596.46.

Google is a public and profitable company focused on search services. Google Inc.-cl A has a market cap of $200.11 billion; its shares were traded at around $596.46 with a P/E ratio of 18.7 and P/S ratio of 5.3. 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.

Executive Chairman of Board Eric E. Schmidt sold 1,200 shares of GOOG stock on 04/30/2012 at the average price of $609.32. Eric E. Schmidt owns at least 59,622 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.11% since.

American Express Co. (AXP): Executive Vice President and CFO Daniel T. Henry sold 250,125 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO of Amer Express Co (AXP) Daniel T. Henry sold 250,125 shares on 05/02/2012 at an average price of $60.1.

American Express Company is primarily engaged in the business of providing travel related services, financial advisory services and international banking services throughout the world. Amer Express Co. has a market cap of $69.62 billion; its shares were traded at around $60.1 with a P/E ratio of 14.2 and P/S ratio of 2.4. The dividend yield of American Express Co. stocks is 1.3%.

On April 18, 2012 American Express Company reported first quarter net income of $1.3 billion, up 7 percent from $1.2 billion a year ago. Diluted earnings per share was $1.07, up 10 percent from $0.97. Consolidated total revenues net of interest expense rose 8 percent to $7.6 billion in the first quarter of 2012, from $7 billion a year ago.

Executive Vice President Human Resources L. Kevin Cox sold 185,288 shares of AXP stock on 03/01/2012 at the average price of $53.65. L. Kevin Cox owns at least 98,868 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 12.02% since.

Amphenol Corp.-A (APH): Director Martin H. Loeffler sold 207,500 Shares

Director of Amphenol Corp.-A (APH) Martin H. Loeffler sold 207,500 shares during the past week at an average price of $55.36.

Amphenol Corporation is one of the world's largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems and coaxial and flat-ribbon cable. Amphenol Corp-a has a market cap of $9.55 billion; its shares were traded at around $55.36 with a P/E ratio of 18.9 and P/S ratio of 2.4. The dividend yield of Amphenol Corp.-A stocks is 0.7%. Amphenol Corp.-A had an annual average earnings growth of 16.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Amphenol Corp-A the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On April 26, 2012, Amphenol Corporation confirmed today that its Board of Directors approved the second quarter 2012 dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.105 per share at its meeting held on April 24, 2012. As previously announced, this represents an increase in the quarterly dividend rate from $.015 to $.105 per share, effective with the first quarter 2012 dividend payment. The company will pay this first quarter 2012 dividend on or about July 5, 2012 to shareholders of record as of June 13, 2012.

Vice President Human Resources Jerome Monteith sold 24,000 shares of APH stock on 04/27/2012 at the average price of $58.88. The price of the stock has decreased by 5.98% since.

For the complete list of stocks that bought/sold by their company executives, go to: Insider Buys.

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