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Weekly Top Insider Sells: GOOG, AAPL, VRSK, and CMCSA

September 10, 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:



Google Inc. (GOOG): Director Kavitark Ram Shriram sold 72,604 Shares

Director of Google Inc. (GOOG) Kavitark Ram Shriram sold 72,604 shares on 09/07/2012 at an average price of $706.5.

Google is a public and profitable company focused on search services. Google Inc has a market cap of $224.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $706.5 with a P/E ratio of 20.1 and P/S ratio of 5.9. Google Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 51.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Google Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On July 19, 2012 Google Inc. announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. GAAP operating income in the second quarter of 2012 was $3.20 billion, or 26% of revenues. This compares to GAAP operating income of $2.88 billion, or 32% of revenues, in the second quarter of 2011.

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development David C. Drummond sold 198 shares of GOOG stock on 09/04/2012 at the average price of $684.9. David C. Drummond owns at least 2,847 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.15% since.

Apple Inc. (AAPL): Director Millard S. Drexler sold 25,000 Shares

Director of Apple Inc. (AAPL) Millard S. Drexler sold 25,000 shares on 08/31/2012 at an average price of $680.05.

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 $622.04 billion; its shares were traded at around $680.05 with a P/E ratio of 15.6 and P/S ratio of 5.8. The dividend yield of Apple Inc. stocks is 0.4%. Apple Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 63.5% over the past five years.

July 24, 2012 Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $28.6 billion and net profit of $7.3 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 42.8 percent compared to 41.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

Senior Vice President Scott J. Forstall sold 64,151 shares of AAPL stock on 04/27/2012 at the average price of $603.77. Scott J. Forstall owns at least 2,988 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 12.63% since.

Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK): Director John F. Lehman sold 236,687 Shares

Director of Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK) John F. Lehman sold 236,687 shares on 09/05/2012 at an average price of $48.9.

Verisk Analytics is a provider of risk assessment solutions to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage lending, government, risk management, and human resources. Verisk Analytics Inc. has a market cap of $8.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $48.9 with a P/E ratio of 25.7 and P/S ratio of 6.1.

On June 31, 2012 Verisk Analytics Inc. announced results for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012: Diluted GAAP earnings per share (diluted GAAP EPS) were $0.43 for second-quarter 2012. Diluted adjusted earnings per share (diluted adjusted EPS) were $0.47 for second-quarter 2012, an increase of 14.6% versus the same period in 2011. Total revenue increased 14.0%, and excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, revenue grew 6.4% for second-quarter 2012.

Director Arthur J. Rothkopf sold 12,550 shares of VRSK stock on 08/14/2012 at the average price of $48.82. Arthur J. Rothkopf owns at least 171,258 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.16% since.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA): Executive Vice President Stephen B. Burke sold 326,087 Shares

Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Stephen B. Burke sold 326,087 shares during the past week at an average price of $34.46.

Comcast Corp., among the world's communication companies, provides basic cable, digital cable and high speed internet services that connect people to what's important in their lives. Comcast Corporation has a market cap of $89.75 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.46 with a P/E ratio of 19.2 and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of Comcast Corporation stocks is 1.9%. Comcast Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 17.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Comcast Corporation the business predictability rank of 4-star.

Comcast Corporation reported results for for the quarter ended June 39, 2012. Revenue increased 6.1% in the second quarter of 2012 to $15.2 billion, while Operating CashFlowincreased 4.2% to $5.0 billion and Operating Income increased 4.8% to $3.1 billion. For the six months ended June 30, 2012,revenue increased 13.7% to $30.1 billion, while operating cash flow increased 9.3% to $9.7 billion and operating income increased 13.1% to $5.8 billion. Earnings per Share (EPS)for the second quarter of 2012 was $0.50, a 35.1% increase from the $0.37reported in the second quarter of 2011.

Director Kenneth J. Bacon sold 11,250 shares of CMCSA stock on 08/31/2012 at the average price of $33.59. Kenneth J. Bacon owns at least 22,260 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.59% since.

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

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