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

Chairman of Danaher Corporation (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 (MSFT): Director William H. Gates III Sold 14,500,000 Shares

Director of Microsoft Corporation (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. (GOOG): Executive Chairman of Board Eric E. Schmidt Sold 50,000 Shares

Executive Chairman of Board of Google Inc. (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.

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

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