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WEEKLY CFO SELLS HIGHLIGHT: QCOM, RA, ARNA, ATU, DGX, MSCC

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest CFO sells during the past week were: Qualcomm Inc., RailAmerica Inc., Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc., Actuant Corporation, Quest Diagnostics Inc., and Microsemi Corporation.

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM): Executive Vice President and CFO William E. Keitel Sold 186,206 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO, William E. Keitel, sold 186,206 shares of QCOM stock on 10/01/2012 at the average price of $62.49. Keitel owns at least 9,194 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.26% since.

Qualcomm Inc. develops and delivers innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the company's CDMA digital technology. Qualcomm has a market cap of $106.4 billion; its shares were traded at around $62.65 with a P/E ratio of 19.8 and P/S ratio of 7.1. The dividend yield of Qualcomm, Inc. stocks is 1.6%. Qualcomm, Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 18.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Qualcomm, Inc. a business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

For its third quarter of 2012, Qualcomm Inc. generated GAAP net revenues of $4.6 billion, representing an increase of 28% year-after-year. GAAP net income was $1.21 billion, up 17 percent from the prior year's quarter, and diluted EPS was $0.69, up 13% over the same quarter last year. Operating cash flow was $922 million, down 27% from last year, and representing 20% of total revenues. In this quarter, Qualcomm paid $0.25 per share in dividends, and repurchased 6.6 million shares of its stock.

Chairman and CEO, Paul E. Jacobs sold 30,000 shares of QCOM stock on 10/01/2012 at the average price of $62.73. Vice Chairman Steven R Altman and other insiders also sold shares of QCOM stock over the past week.

RailAmerica Inc. (RA): Senior Vice President and CFO B. Clyde Preslar Sold 114,527 Shares

Senior Vice President and CFO, B. Clyde Preslar sold 114,527 shares of RA stock on 10/01/2012 at the average price of $27.50.

RailAmerica, Inc. primarily engages in the ownership and operation of short line and regional freight railroads in North America, with a P/E ratio of 23.5 and a P/S ratio of 2.5.

RailAmerica Inc. has released its second quarter 2012 results. Revenues increased by 12% over the same quarter in 2011. Net income was $11.4 million ($0.23 per diluted share), compared to income of $8.7 million ($0.17 per share) compared to the prior year's same quarter.

President and CEO John Giles sold 509,256 shares of RA stock on 10/01/2012 at the average price of $27.50. Senior Vice President and General Counsel Scott G. Williams,10% owner of Fortress Investment Group, LLC, and multiple other insiders also sold shares of RA stock.

Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ARNA): Senior Vice President, of Finance and CFO Robert Hoffman Sold 50,000 Shares

Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO Robert Hoffman sold 50,000 shares of ARNA stock on 10/01/2012 at the average price of $8.32. Robert Hoffman owns at least 3,382 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.85% since.

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing oral drugs in four major therapeutic areas: cardiovascular, central nervous system, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases. Arena has a market cap of $1.81 billion; its shares were traded at around $8.64 with a P/S ratio of 142. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 0.7% over the past 10 years.

Arena reported second quarter 2012 revenues of $22 million, as compared to $3.3 million for the prior year's quarter. The increase in revenue was largely due to a $20 million milestone payment earned under a marketing and supply agreement with global pharmaceutical company, Eisai.

Actuant Corporation (ATU): Executive Vice President and CFO Andrew Lampereur Sold 48,000 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO, Andrew Lampereur sold 48,000 shares of ATU stock on 10/02/2012 at the average price of $28.65. Andrew Lampereur owns at least 264,203 shares after sell. The price of the stock has not decreased since.

Actuant, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a diversified industrial company with operations in 15 countries. Actuant Corporation has a market cap of $2.09 billion; its shares were traded at around $28.65 with a P/E ratio of 13.8 and a P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of Actuant stocks is 0.1% and the company had an annual average earnings growth of 3.9% over the past 10 years.

Actuant Corporation has released its fourth quarter 2012 results. For this quarter, ending August 31, 2012, Actuant reported diluted EPS of $0.55 – an increase of 10% year over year. Core sales grew 3% in the fourth quarter 2012.

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX): Senior Vice President and CFO Robert Hagemann Sold 46,667 Shares

Senior Vice President and CFO Robert Hagemann sold 46,667 shares of DGX stock on 10/03/2012 at the average price of $64. Robert Hagemann owns at least 156,384 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.27% since.

Quest Diagnostics Inc., is the provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Quest Diagnostics has a market cap of $10.07 billion; its shares were traded at around $64.17 with a P/E ratio of 13.6 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of Quest Diagnostics stocks is 1.1%, and the company had an annual average earnings growth of 11.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Quest Diagnostics Inc. a business predictability rank of 3.5 stars.

Microsemi Corporation (MSCC): Executive Vice President and CFO John W. Hohener Sold 41,000 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO John W. Hohener sold 41,000 shares of MSCC stock on 10/01/2012 at the average price of $20. John W. Hohener owns at least 72,003 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 5% since.

Microsemi Corp. is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of analog, mixed-signal and discrete semiconductors. Microsemi Corporation has a market cap of $1.79 billion; its shares were traded at around $19 with a P/E ratio of 12.3 and a P/S ratio of 2.1, and the company had an annual average earnings growth of 16.3% over the past 10 years.

Microsemi Corporation has released its second quarter 2012 results ending July 1, 2012. Net sales for this quarter increased 20% year over year to $259.2 million. GAAP net income was $8.1 million (diluted EPS of $0.09), and operating cash flow was $54.7 million.

President, CEO and Director James J. Peterson sold 80,862 shares of MSCC stock on 10/01/2012 at the average price of 19.93. Multiple other insiders also sold shares of MSCC stock during the past week.

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