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Weekly Top Insider Sells: YHOO, GOOG, EBAY

February 04, 2013 | 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:



Yahoo! Inc (YHOO): Director Daniel S. Loeb sold 11,000,400 Shares

Director of Yahoo Inc (YHOO) Daniel S. Loeb sold 11,000,400 shares on 02/01/2013 at an average price of $19.76.

Yahoo Inc. was founded in 1994. Yahoo Inc., together with its consolidated subsidiaries, is a premier digital media company. Yahoo Inc has a market cap of $23.37 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.76 with a P/E ratio of 6.079 and P/S ratio of 4.8591. Yahoo Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 15.1% over the past 10 years.

On Jan. 28, 2013, Yahoo Inc. reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2012. GAAP revenue was $1,346 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, a 2 percent increase from the fourth quarter of 2011. Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs ("revenue ex-TAC") was $1,221 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, a 4 percent increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. GAAP revenue was $4,987 million for the full year of 2012, flat compared to the prior year. Revenue ex-TAC was $4,468 million for the full year of 2012, a 2 percent increase from the prior year.

Senior Vice President, Global Controller and CAO Aman S. Kothari sold 21,250 shares of YHOO stock on 10/26/2012 at the average price of $16.75. Aman S. Kothari owns at least 108,424 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 17.97% since.

Google Inc. (GOOG): Executive Chairman of Board Eric E. Schmidt sold 203,193 Shares

Executive Chairman of Board of Google Inc. (GOOG) Eric E. Schmidt sold 203,193 shares during the past week at an average price of $775.6.

Google Inc. was incorporated in California in September 1998 and reincorporated in Delaware in August 2003. Google Inc. has a market cap of $255.69 billion; its shares were traded at around $775.6 with a P/E ratio of 23.9808 and P/S ratio of 4.99. Google Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 37% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Google Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On Jan. 22, 2013, Google Inc. announced financial results for the quarter and the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2012. Google Inc. reported consolidated revenues of $14.42 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2012, an increase of 36% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. Google Inc. reports advertising revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs (TAC). In the fourth quarter of 2012, TAC totaled $3.08 billion, or 25% of advertising revenues. Operating income, operating margin, net income, and earnings per share (EPS) are reported on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. The non-GAAP measures, as well as free cash flow, an alternative non-GAAP measure of liquidity, are described below and are reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measures at the end of this release.

Executive Chairman of Board Eric E. Schmidt sold 14,960 shares of GOOG stock on 01/29/2013 at the average price of $752.58. Eric E. Schmidt owns at least 188,773 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.06% since.

EBay Inc. (EBAY): Senior Vice President Human Resources Elizabeth L. Axelrod sold 265,250 Shares

Senior Vice President Human Resources of eBay Inc (EBAY) Elizabeth L. Axelrod sold 265,250 shares on 01/25/2013 at an average price of $57.21. EBay Inc. was formed as a sole proprietorship in September 1995 and was incorporated in California in May 1996. EBay Inc. has a market cap of $74.03 billion; its shares were traded at around $57.21 with a P/E ratio of 19.5695 and P/S ratio of 5.5804. EBay Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 19.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated EBay Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

On Jan. 19, 2013, eBay Inc., a global commerce platform and payments leader, reported that revenue for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2012, increased 18% to $4.0 billion, compared to the same period of 2011. The company reported fourth quarter net income on a GAAP basis of $751 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, and net income on a non-GAAP basis of $927 million, or $0.70 per diluted share. The increase in non-GAAP earnings per diluted share was driven by double digit user growth across the portfolio, strong gains in mobile adoption, and accelerating growth in the company's Marketplaces business, reflecting a 19% increase in U.S. gross merchandise volume (GMV), excluding vehicles. For the full year, revenue increased 21% to $14.1 billion, compared to 2011. The company reported net income on a GAAP basis of $2.6 billion, or $1.99 per diluted share, and net income on a non-GAAP basis of$3.1 billion, or $2.36 per diluted share. Ebay Inc. enabled more than $175 billion of commerce volume (ECV) in 2012, representing growth of 18%. ECV is the total commerce and payment volume across all three business units consisting of Marketplaces GMV, PayPal merchant services net total payment volume and GSI global ecommerce (GeC) merchandise sales.

CTO and Senior Vice President Global Products Markets Mark T. Carges sold 200,000 shares of EBAY stock on 01/23/2013 at the average price of $53.51. Mark T. Carges owns at least 69,228 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 6.91% since.

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