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Weekly Top Insider Sells: DHR, MSFT, GOOG, and AMGN

October 29, 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:



Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR): Chairman Steven M. Rales Sold 15,000,000 Shares

Chairman of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) Steven M. Rales sold 15,000,000 shares on 10/24/2012 at an average price of $51.77.

Danaher Corporation conducts its operations through two business segments:Process/Environmental Controls and Tools and Components. Danaher Corporation has a market cap of $37.09 billion; its shares were traded at around $51.77 with a P/E ratio of 17.1 and P/S ratio of 2.3. The dividend yield of Danaher Corporation stocks is 0.2%. Danaher Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 13.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Danaher Corporation the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On Oct. 18, 2012 Danaher Corporation announced results for the third quarter of 2012. Net earnings for the quarter ended September 28, 2012 were $548.7 million, or $0.77 per share on a diluted basis, a 5.5% increase over third quarter 2011 GAAP diluted net earnings per share of $0.73 and a 7% increase over third quarter 2011 non-GAAP adjusted diluted net earnings per share of $0.72. Revenues for the quarter declined slightly to $4.4 billion compared to the third quarter of 2011.

Director Mortimer M. Caplin sold 8,000 shares of DHR stock on 05/02/2012 at the average price of 54.52. Mortimer M. Caplin owns at least 84,138 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 5.04% since.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Director William H. Gates III Sold 14,500,000 Shares

Director of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) William H. Gates III sold 14,500,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $28.21.

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, sells and supports software products. Microsoft Corporation has a market cap of $240.13 billion; its shares were traded at around $28.21 with a P/E ratio of 10.9 and P/S ratio of 3.3. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corporation stocks is 2.8%. Microsoft Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 13.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Microsoft Corporation the business predictability rank of 5-star.

On Oct. 18, 2012 Microsoft Corp. today announced quarterly revenue of $16.01 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.31 billion, $4.47 billion, and $0.53 per share.

Director William H. Gates III sold 4,500,000 shares of MSFT stock on 10/22/2012 at the average price of $28.02. William H. Gates III owns at least 456,484,209 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.68% since.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): Executive Chairman of Board Eric E. Schmidt Sold 50,000 Shares

Executive Chairman of Board of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Eric E. Schmidt sold 50,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $675.15.

Google Inc. is a technology company that provides a web based search engine through its website. Google Inc. has a market cap of $222.97 billion; its shares were traded at around $675.15 with a P/E ratio of 20.6 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 Oct. 18, 2012 Google Inc. announced financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012. Google Inc. reported consolidated revenues of $14.10 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012, an increase of 45% compared to the third quarter of 2011.

Senior Vice President Corporate Development David C. Drummond sold 568 shares of GOOG stock on 10/01/2012 at the average price of $759.05. David C. Drummond owns at least 2,847 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 11.05% since.

Amgen Inc. (AMGN): Director Kevin W. Sharer Sold 263,000 Shares

Director of Amgen Inc. (AMGN) Kevin W. Sharer sold 263,000 shares on 10/24/2012 at an average price of $87.63.

Amgen Inc. discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Amgen Inc. has a market cap of $67.18 billion; its shares were traded at around $87.63 with a P/E ratio of 14.6 and P/S ratio of 4.3. The dividend yield of Amgen Inc. stocks is 1.7%. Amgen Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 13.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Amgen Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On Oct. 23, 2012 Amgen announced financial results for the third quarter of 2012. Key results for the quarter include: Total revenues increased 10 percent to $4,319 million, with 8 percent product sales growth driven by strong performance across the portfolio. Adjusted EPS grew 19 percent to $1.67 due to 14 percent adjusted operating income growth and lower shares outstanding.

Director J. Paul Reason sold 4,500 shares of AMGN stock on 08/09/2012 at the average price of $81.93. J. Paul Reason owns at least 23,591 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 6.96% since.

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