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

Director of Google Inc. (NASDAQ: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. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Director Millard S. Drexler sold 25,000 Shares

Director of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: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. (NASDAQ:VRSK): Director John F. Lehman sold 236,687 Shares

Director of Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: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 (NASDAQ:CMCSA): Executive Vice President Stephen B. Burke sold 326,087 Shares

Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: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.

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