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Weekly Top Insider Sells: BLK, MNST, GOOG, PSA, and KO

May 28, 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:

Blackrock Inc (BLK): Director Bank Plc /eng/ Barclays sold 35,210,022 Shares

Director of Blackrock Inc (BLK) Bank Plc /eng/ Barclays sold 35,210,022 shares on 05/22/2012 at an average price of $171.26.

BlackRock, Inc. is one of the largest investment management firms in the United States. Blackrock Inc has a market cap of $23.96 billion; its shares were traded at around $171.26 with a P/E ratio of 14.3 and P/S ratio of 2.6. The dividend yield of Blackrock Inc stocks is 3.5%. Blackrock Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 26.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Blackrock Inc the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On April 18, 2012 BlackRock, Inc. reported first quarter 2012 diluted EPS of $3.14, up 9% from first quarter 2011. First quarter 2012 net income of $572 million increased $17 million from fourth quarter 2011 and $4 million from a year ago. Operating income for first quarter 2012 totaled $815 million with operating margin of 36.2%.

Director Bank Plc /eng/ Barclays sold 35,210,022 shares of BLK stock on 05/22/2012 at the average price of 156.8. The price of the stock has increased by 9.22% since.

Monster Beverage (MNST): Vice Chairman and President Hilton H Schlosberg sold 300,000 Shares

Vice Chairman and President of Monster Beverage (MNST) Hilton H Schlosberg sold 300,000 shares on 05/24/2012 at an average price of $71.58.

Monster Beverage Corporation is a marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Monster Beverage has a market cap of $11.96 billion; its shares were traded at around $71.58 with a P/E ratio of 41.6 and P/S ratio of 7. Monster Beverage had an annual average earnings growth of 60.8% over the past 10 years.

On May 9, 2012 Monster Beverage Corporation reported record sales and profits for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Gross sales for the 2012 first quarter increased 26.9 percent to $517.3 million from $407.6 million in the same period last year. Net sales for the three-months ended March 31, 2012 increased 27.5 percent to $454.6 million from $356.4 million a year ago. For the 2012 first quarter, gross profit as a percentage of net sales was 53.1 percent, compared with 52.1 percent for the comparable 2011 quarter.

Vice Chairman and President Hilton H Schlosberg sold 45,782 shares of MNST stock on 12/19/2011 at the average price of 49.02. Hilton H Schlosberg owns at least 11,144,017 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 46.02% since.

Google Inc. (GOOG): Executive Chairman of Board Eric E Schmidt sold 28,438 Shares

Executive Chairman of Board of Google Inc-Cl A (GOOG) Eric E Schmidt sold 28,438 shares during the past week at an average price of $591.7.

Google is a public and profitable company focused on search services. Google Inc-cl A has a market cap of $195.74 billion; its shares were traded at around $591.7 with a P/E ratio of 18.2 and P/S ratio of 5.2. Google Inc. 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 Kavitark Ram Shriram sold 12,500 shares of GOOG stock on 05/16/2012 at the average price of 625. Kavitark Ram Shriram owns at least 350,311 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 5.33% since.

Public Storage (PSA): Chairman Emeritus B Wayne Et Al Hughes sold 123,328 Shares

Chairman Emeritus of Public Storage (PSA) B Wayne Et Al Hughes sold 123,328 shares on 05/23/2012 at an average price of $133.29.

Public Storage, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that primarily acquires, develops, owns and operates self-storage facilities. Public Storage has a market cap of $22.38 billion; its shares were traded at around $133.29 with a P/E ratio of 22.2 and P/S ratio of 12.8. The dividend yield of Public Storage stocks is 3.4%. Public Storage had an annual average earnings growth of 5.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Public Storage the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

On May. 3, 2012, Public Storage announced operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. For the three months ended March 31, 2012, net income allocable to our common shareholders was $125.3 million or$0.73 per diluted common share, compared to $148.1 million or $0.87 per diluted common share for the same period in 2011, representing a decrease of $22.8 million or $0.14 per diluted common share.

Sr. V.P. & Chief Legal Officer Steven M. Glick sold 5,000 shares of PSA stock on 05/08/2012 at the average price of 140. Steven M. Glick owns at least 10,679 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 4.79% since.

Coca Cola Co (KO): Pres., European Group Dominique Reiniche sold 177,073 Shares

Pres., European Group of Coca Cola Co (KO) Dominique Reiniche sold 177,073 shares on 05/21/2012 at an average price of $75.23.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company and is the producer and marketer of soft drinks. Coca Cola Co has a market cap of $167.68 billion; its shares were traded at around $75.23 with a P/E ratio of 19.1 and P/S ratio of 3.6. The dividend yield of Coca Cola Co stocks is 2.8%. Coca Cola Co had an annual average earnings growth of 8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Coca Cola Co the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On April 17, 2012, Strong global volume growth of 5% in the quarter, with growth across every geographic operating group. First quarter reported operating income grew 10%. First quarter reported and comparable EPS of $0.89. First quarter cash from operations up 8%. Excluding incremental pension contributions, cash from operations increased 13%. Productivity and reinvestment program with incremental annualized savings of $550 to $650 million by the end of 2015 is on track.

Director Richard M Daley bought 1,000 shares of KO stock on 02/24/2012 at the average price of 68.86. Richard M Daley owns at least 1,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 9.25% since.

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