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Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Actuant Corporation, Ventas Inc., Under Armour Inc. and Asbury Automotive Group

August 06, 2012 | About:
According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO sales during the past week: Actuant Corporation, Ventas Inc., Under Armour Inc. and Asbury Automotive Group.

Actuant Corporation (ATU): President and CEO Robert C. Arzbaecher sold 771,132 Shares

President and CEO of Actuant Corporation (ATU) Robert C. Arzbaecher sold 771,132 shares during the past week at an average price of $27.78. Actuant, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., is a diversified industrial company with operations in 15 countries. Actuant Corporation has a market cap of $1.91 billion; its shares were traded at around $28.09 with a P/E ratio of 13.8 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of Actuant Corporation stocks is 0.1%. Actuant Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 3.9% over the past 10 years.

Actuant Corporation reported the 2012 second quarter earnings. The company reported net income of $34.4 million and gross profit of $166.1 million.

President and CEO Robert C. Arzbaecher sold 799,732 shares of ATU stock in July. Executive Vice President Electrical Segment David L. Scheer and Vice President Human Resources Sheri Grissom bought 6,455 shares of ATU stock in April and June.

Ventas Inc. (VTR): Chairman and CEO Debra A. Cafaro sold 264,264 Shares

Chairman and CEO of Ventas Inc. (VTR) Debra A. Cafaro sold 264,264 shares on 08/01/2012 at an average price of $67.25. Ventas Inc. is a healthcare real estate investment trust. Ventas Inc. has a market cap of $19.65 billion; its shares were traded at around $67.05 with a P/E ratio of 18.4 and P/S ratio of 11.1. The dividend yield of Ventas Inc. stocks is 3.7%. Ventas Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 6.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ventas Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Ventas Inc. reported total revenues of $616.4 million and net income of $73.7 million.

Chairman and CEO Debra A. Cafaro sold 319,086 shares of VTR stock in February and August. Chief Accounting Officer and Controller Robert J. Brehl, Director Douglas M. Pasquale, Director Ronald G. Geary, Executive Chief Finance Officer Richard A. Schweinhart, and President Raymond J. Lewis sold 234,317 shares of VTR stock in May, June and July.

Under Armour Inc. (UA): President, CEO and Chairman, 10% Owner Kevin A. Plank sold 270,000 Shares

President, CEO and Chairman, 10% Owner of Under Armour Inc. (UA) Kevin A. Plank sold 270,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $54.06. Under Armour is a developer, marketer and distributor of branded performance products for men, women and youth. Under Armour Inc. has a market cap of $5.75 billion; its shares were traded at around $56.07 with a P/E ratio of 59.3 and P/S ratio of 3.9. Under Armour Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 13.4% over the past five years.

Revenues were $369 million, compared to the $291 million last year and net income of $6.7 million for Under Armour Inc.’s 2012 second quarter results.

President, CEO, Chairman, and 10% Owner Kevin A. Plank sold 540,000 shares of UA stock in May and August. CFO Brad Dickerson sold 10,100 shares of UA stock in February, April and May. Executive Vice President Business Development J. Scott Plank, Director Douglas E. Coltharp, Senior Vice President Global Brand and Sports Marketing Matthew C. Mirchin, Vice President E-Commerce John S. Rogers, and Executive Vice President of Business Development J. Scott Plank sold 226,328 shares of UA stock in May, July and August.

Asbury Automotive Group Inc. (ABG): President and CEO Craig T. Monaghan sold 135,000 Shares

President and CEO of Asbury Automotive Group Inc. (ABG) Craig T. Monaghan sold 135,000 shares on 08/01/2012 at an average price of $25.96. Asbury Automotive Group is one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. Asbury Automotive Group Inc. has a market cap of $832.9 million; its shares were traded at around $26.87 with a P/E ratio of 11.8 and P/S ratio of 0.2.

Asbury Automotive Group Inc. reported total revenues of $1.2 billion and net income of $21.1 million.

President and CEO Craig T. Monaghan sold 255,000 shares of ABG stock in February and August. Vice President and General Counsel George A. Villasana bought 2,000 shares of ABG stock on 04/30/2012. Director Vernon E. Jordan Jr. and Executive Vice President and COO Michael Kearney sold 95,959 shares of ABG stock in July and August.

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

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