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Weekly CFO Sells Highlight: OSUR, BMC, EF, HAIN, GCI, VRSK, FIO

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest CFO sells during the past week were: Orasure Tech, BMC Software, Edelman Financial Group, Hain Celestial, Gannett Inc., Verisk Analytic and Fusion-IO Inc.

Orasure Tech (OSUR): COO and CFO Ronald H. Spair Sold 87,200 Shares

COO & CFO Ronald H. Spair sold 87,200 shares of OSUR stock on 05/16/2012 at the average price of $11.65. Ronald H. Spair owns at least 250,567 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 10.73% since.

OraSure Technologies Inc. is a market leader for oral fluid diagnostics. Orasure Tech has a market cap of $474.4 million; its shares were traded at around $10.4 with and P/S ratio of 5.8.

OraSure Technologies reported consolidated revenues of $20.9 million in its first quarter of 2012, a 20% increase over prior year quarter. Consolidated net loss for the company was $3.3 million ($0.07 per share), as compared to a loss of $2.6 million ($0.06 per share) in the first quarter of 2011.

President and CEO Douglas A. Michels sold 47,782 shares of OSUR stock on 05/16/2012 at the average price of $12.08.

BMC Software (BMC): Senior Vice President and CFO Stephen B. Solcher Sold 82,537 Shares

Senior Vice President and CFO Stephen B. Solcher sold 82,537 shares of BMC stock on 05/15/2012 at the average price of $45. Stephen B. Solcher owns at least 101,005 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 7.42% since.

BMC Software provides software products on a worldwide basis that significantly increase the productivity, reliability and recoverability of its customers' core information technology operations, including their software applications and the systems on which they run. BMC Software has a market cap of $6.63 billion; its shares were traded at around $41.66 with a P/E ratio of 14.9 and P/S ratio of 3.2. BMC Software had an annual average earnings growth of 31.2% over the past 5 years.

BMC Software recently released its fourth quarter 2012 results. GAAP net earnings for the quarter were $71 million ($0.43 per diluted share), which decreased from prior year quarter's earnings of $123 million ($0.67 per share). Also during this quarter, the company repurchased 4.1 million shares of its own stock.

Vice President, Controller and CAO T Cory Bleuer and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Patrick K. Tagtow both also sold shares of BMC stock in the past week.

Edelman Financial Group (EF): CFO Rick Berry Sold 55,892 Shares

CFO Rick Berry sold 55,892 shares of EF stock on 05/14/2012 at the average price of $8.77. Rick Berry owns at least 12,500 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.68% since.

The Edelman Financial Group Inc. has a market cap of $256.1 million; its shares were traded at around $8.71 with a P/E ratio of 19.1 and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of Edelman Finl Gp stocks is 2.3%. Edelman Financial Group had an annual average earnings growth of 7.4% over the past 10 years.

Hain Celestial (HAIN): Executive Vice President and CFO Ira J. Lamel Sold 50,000 Shares

Executive Vice President & CFO Ira J. Lamel sold 50,000 shares of HAIN stock on 05/15/2012 at the average price of $53.59. Ira J. Lamel owns at least 36,066 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.15% since.

The Hain Celestial Group is a natural, specialty and snack food company. Hain Celestial has a market cap of $2.4 billion; its shares were traded at around $51.9 with a P/E ratio of 31.8 and P/S ratio of 2.1. Hain Celestial had an annual average earnings growth of 4.5% over the past 10 years.

For its third quarter of fiscal 2012, Hain Celestial reported a net sales increase of 31.5% over the same quarter in 2011; along with a GAAP net income increase of 43.7% over last year to $24.1 million ($0.52 per share).

President, CEO and Chairman of the Board Irwin D. Simon sold 75,000 shares of HAIN stock on 05/10/2012 at the average price of $52.14. Multiple other insiders have also sold shares of HAIN stock over the past week.

Gannett Inc. (GCI): Senior Vice President and CFO Paul N. Saleh Sold 45,000 Shares

Senior Vice President and CFO Paul N. Saleh sold 45,000 shares of GCI stock on 05/18/2012 at the average price of $13.22. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.97% since.

Gannett Co. Inc. is an international news and information company that publishes daily newspapers in the U.S., including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper. Gannett Inc. has a market cap of $3.17 billion; its shares were traded at around $12.96 with a P/E ratio of 6.4 and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of Gannett Inc. stocks is 6%.

Gannett Inc. reported first quarter 2012 GAAP net income of $68.2 million, with total cash flow reported at $204.3 million. Total operating revenues for the company were $1.22 billion for the first quarter, a slight decline of 2.6% from prior year quarter.

Verisk Analytic (VRSK): Executive Vice President and CFO Mark V. Anquillare Sold 40,000 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO Mark V. Anquillare sold 40,000 shares of VRSK stock on 05/10/2012 at the average price of $48.34. Mark V. Anquillare owns at least 21,408 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.13% since.

Verisk Analytics is a provider of risk assessment solutions to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage lending, government, risk management and human resources. Verisk Analytic has a market cap of $8.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $47.31 with a P/E ratio of 26.7 and P/S ratio of 6.1.

Verisk Analytic has released its first quarter 2012 results. In this quarter, the company saw diluted GAAP EPS of $0.44, an increase of 17.5% over prior year quarter. Total revenues increased 10.7%, and EBIDTA increased 14.5% to $159.2 million compared to prior year quarter. Also during this quarter, Verisk Analytic repurchased $38.9 million of its common stock.

Other insiders have also sold shares of VRSK stock in the past week.

Fusion-Io Inc. (FIO): CFO Dennis P. Wolf Sold 40,000 Shares

CFO Dennis P. Wolf sold 40,000 shares of FIO stock on 05/15/2012 at the average price of $21.89. Dennis P. Wolf owns at least 1,470 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 9.91% since.

Fusion-Io Inc. is engaged in the design, development and retail of storage memory platform that helps data decentralization. Fusion-Io Inc. has a market cap of $1.93 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.72 with a P/E ratio of 267.5 and P/S ratio of 9.8.

Fusion-Io Inc. reported third quarter 2012 revenue of $94.2 million, up 40% from the $67.3 million reported prior year quarter. Non-GAAP net income was $6.9 million ($0.06 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2012, compared to income of $9 million ($0.11 per share) in the same quarter last year.

Chief Technology Officer Neil A. Carson sold 13,542 shares of FIO stock on 05/15/2012 at the average price of $21.92. COO Lance L. Smith sold 25,000 shares of FIO stock on 05/15/2012 at the average price of $22.23.

For the complete list of stocks that were sold by their CFOs, go to: Insider Buys.

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