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Weekly Top Insider Sells: KSS, AMG, MRK, VRX, and AXP

November 12, 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:



Kohl's Corp (KSS): Director William S. Kellogg sold 1,500,000 Shares

Director of Kohl's Corp (KSS) William S. Kellogg sold 1,500,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $51.79.

Kohl's Corporation operates family oriented, specialty department stores primarily in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast areas of the U.S. that feature quality, national brand merchandise priced to provide exceptional value to customers. Kohl's Corp has a market cap of $12.11 billion; its shares were traded at around $51.79 with a P/E ratio of 11.88 and P/S ratio of 0.64. The dividend yield of Kohl's Corp stocks is 2.48%. Kohl's Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 12.7% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Kohl's Corp the business predictability rank of 4-star.

On Nov. 8, 2012 Kohl’s Corporation Kohl’s Corporation reported results for the fiscal periods ended October 27, 2012. Kohl’s Corporation reported third quarter diluted earnings per share increased 14% to $0.91 per diluted share. Net income was $215 million compared to $211 million ($0.80 per diluted share) a year ago.

Director John F. Herma sold 739,995 shares of KSS stock on 11/01/2012 at the average price of $54.71. John F. Herma owns at least 4,869,665 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 5.34% since.

Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (AMG): Director William J. Nutt sold 275,000 Shares

Director of Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (AMG) William J. Nutt sold 275,000 shares on 11/06/2012 at an average price of $125.57.

Affiliated Managers Group Inc. is an asset management holding company which acquires majority interests in mid-sized investment management firms. Affiliated Managers Group Inc. has a market cap of $6.45 billion; its shares were traded at around $125.57 with a P/E ratio of 18.17 and P/S ratio of 3.78. Affiliated Managers Group Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.9% over the past 10 years.

On Oct. 31, 2012 Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (reported its financial and operating results for the third quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30, 2012.

For the third quarter of 2012, economic earnings per share were $1.91, compared to $1.55 for the same period of 2011, while diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2012 were $1.04, compared to $0.76 for the same period of 2011. For the third quarter of 2012, economic net income was $101.2 million, compared to $82.1 million for the same period of 2011.

President and COO Nathaniel Dalton sold 60,000 shares of AMG stock on 08/17/2012 at the average price of $119.16. Nathaniel Dalton owns at least 62,984 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 5.38% since.

Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK): Executive Vice President and President MRL Peter S. Kim sold 420,000 Shares

Executive Vice President and President, MRL of Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) Peter S. Kim sold 420,000 shares on 11/05/2012 at an average price of $44.05.

Merck & Co. Inc. is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Merck & Co. Inc. has a market cap of $134.16 billion; its shares were traded at around $44.05 with a P/E ratio of 11.12 and P/S ratio of 2.79. The dividend yield of Merck & Co. Inc. stocks is 3.81%. Merck & Co. Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 8.5% over the past five years.

On Oct. 26, 2012, Merck announced financial results for the third quarter of 2012. 2012 third quarter non-GAAP EPS increased to $0.95, Excluding Certain Items; GAAP EPS of $0.56. Narrows 2012 full-year non-GAAP EPS target to $3.78 to $3.82, excluding certain Items; GAAP EPS range of $2.08 to $2.24.

Senior Vice President Finance Global Controller John Canan sold 30,500 shares of MRK stock on 08/01/2012 at the average price of $44.29. John Canan owns at least 8,196 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.54% since.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (VRX): President and COO Specialty Pharma Silva Rajiv De sold 297,040 Shares

President and COO, Specialty Pharma of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (VRX) Silva Rajiv De sold 297,040 shares during the past week at an average price of $46.895.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is a pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of neurology, dermatology and branded generics. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has a market cap of $16.4 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.96 with a P/E ratio of 12.97 and P/S ratio of 6.66.

On Nov. 2, 2012 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. announced third quarter financial results for 2012. Valeant's business continued to perform well in the third quarter of 2012 with all businesses achieving results within or above expectations. Same store organic growth was approximately 14% and pro forma organic growth was approximately 12% for the third quarter of 2012. Total revenue was $884.1 million in the third quarter of 2012, as compared to$600.6 million in the third quarter of 2011, an increase of 47%. Product sales were $856.9 million in the third quarter of 2012, as compared to $570.4 million in the year-ago quarter, an increase of 50%.

Director Laurence E. Paul bought 4,300 shares of VRX stock on 06/01/2012 at the average price of 46.85. Laurence E. Paul owns at least 60,459 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 15.18% since.

American Express Co. (AXP): Executive Vice President Advertising John D. Hayes sold 272,402 Shares

Executive Vice President Advertising of American Express Co. (AXP) John D. Hayes sold 272,402 shares on 11/07/2012 at an average price of $55.83.

American Express Co. is primarily engaged in the business of providing travel related services, financial advisory services and international banking services throughout the world. American Express Co has a market cap of $63.29 billion; its shares were traded at around $55.83 with a P/E ratio of 12.83 and P/S ratio of 2.19. The dividend yield of American Express Co. stocks is 1.43%.

On Oct. 17, 2012 American Express Co. reported third-quarter net income of $1.3 billion, up 1 percent from a year ago. Diluted earnings per share was $1.09, up 6 percent from $1.03 a year ago. Consolidated total revenues net of interest expense rose 4 percent to $7.9 billion in the third quarter, from $7.6 billion a year ago. The increase was driven by a rise in cardmember spending and higher net interest income that reflected growth in the cardmember loan portfolio.

Executive Vice President Human Resources L. Kevin Cox sold 50,867 shares of AXP stock on 05/18/2012 at the average price of $55.27. L. Kevin Cox owns at least 97,066 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.01% since.

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

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