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Weekly CFO Sells Highlight: MAT, CAG, ZNGA, JCI, FCFS

February 18, 2013 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest CFO sells during the past week were: Mattel Inc., ConAgra Foods Inc., Zynga Inc., Johnson Controls Inc. and First Cash Financial Services Inc.

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[b]Mattel Inc. (MAT): CFO Kevin M. Farr Sold 257,500 Shares


CFO Kevin M. Farr sold 257,500 shares of MAT stock on 02/14/2013 at the average price of $41.05. Kevin M. Farr owns at least 132,851 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.34% since.

Mattel Inc. was incorporated in California in 1948 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1968. Mattel Inc. has a market cap of $14.02 billion; its shares were traded at around $40.91 with a P/E ratio of 16.7 and P/S ratio of 2.2. The dividend yield of Mattel Inc. stocks is 3.04%. Mattel Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Mattel Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

Mattel Inc. recently released its fourth quarter 2012 results. In this quarter, Mattel saw net sales up 5% from prior year quarter, with net income down to $373.5 million from $497.5 million last year. Adjusted EPS was $1.12 compared to $1.07 in the fourth quarter of 2011. Also in this quarter, Mattel Inc. repurchased 1.4 million shares of its stock for $51 million.

Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer Alan Kaye and Executive Vice President Chief Legal Officer and Secretary Robert Normile both sold shares of MAT stock on 02/14/2013 at the average price of $41.15. Multiple insiders also sold shares of MAT stock during the past week.

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[b]ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG): Executive Vice President and CFO John Gehring Sold 140,000 Shares


Executive Vice President and CFO John Gehring sold 140,000 shares of CAG stock on 02/07/2013 at the average price of $33.19. John Gehring owns at least 141,705 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.66% since.

ConAgra Foods Inc. was initially incorporated as a Nebraska corporation in 1919 and was reincorporated as a Delaware corporation in December 1975. ConAgra Foods Inc. has a market cap of $13.66 billion; its shares were traded at around $33.74 with a P/E ratio of 21.3 and P/S ratio of 1.0. The dividend yield of ConAgra Foods Inc. stocks is 2.91%. ConAgra Foods Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 1.2% over the past 5 years.

ConAgra Foods Inc. has released its second quarter 2013 results ended Nov. 25, 2012. Diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.51 for this quarter, up 19% from prior year quarter.

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA): CFO Mark Vranesh Sold 125,000 Shares

CFO Mark Vranesh sold 125,000 shares of ZNGA stock on 02/08/2013 at the average price of $3.15. Mark Vranesh owns at least 1,051,892 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.27% since.

Zynga Inc. originally organized in April 2007 as a California limited liability company under the name Presidio Media LLC, and it converted to a Delaware corporation in October 2007. Zynga Inc. has a market cap of $2.51 billion; its shares were traded at around $3.19 with a P/E ratio of 160 and P/S ratio of 1.59.

Zynga Inc. reported fourth quarter 2012 earnings of $6.9 million ($0.01 per share).

Executive Vice President and CTO Cadir B. Lee, Director Jeffrey Katzenberg and multiple other insiders all sold shares of ZNGA stock over the past week.

Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI): Executive Vice President and CFO R. Bruce McDonald Sold 72,000 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO R. Bruce McDonald sold 72,000 shares of JCI stock on 02/15/2013 at the average price of $32.08. R. Bruce McDonald owns at least 129,682 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.12% since.

Johnson Controls Inc. was originally incorporated in the state of Wisconsin in 1885 as Johnson Electric Service Company to manufacture, install and service automatic temperature regulation systems for buildings. Johnson Controls Inc. has a market cap of $21.99 billion; its shares were traded at around $32.04 with a P/E ratio of 19.12 and P/S ratio of 0.5. The dividend yield of Johnson Controls Inc. stocks is 2.27%. Johnson Controls Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 8.3% over the past five5 years.

Johnson Controls Inc. has reported its first quarter 2013 results. Net sales were $10.4 billion, unchanged from prior year quarter. Net income was $354 million ($0.52 per diluted share), compared with income of $424 million ($0.64 per share) last year.

First Cash Financial Services Inc. (FCFS): Executive Vice President and CFO R. Douglas Orr Sold 51,050 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO R. Douglas Orr sold 51,050 shares of FCFS stock on 02/07/2013 at the average price of $53.92. R. Douglas Orr owns at least 46,500 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.67% since.

First Cash Financial Services Inc. was formed as a Texas corporation in July 1988 and in April 1991, the Company reincorporated as a Delaware corporation. First Cash Financial Services Inc. has a market cap of $1.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $54.82 with a P/E ratio of 21.8 and P/S ratio of 2.9. First Cash Financial Services, Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 18.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated First Cash Financial Services Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

First Cash Financial Services Inc. reported fourth quarter 2012 diluted EPS of $0.93, an increase of 35% from the same quarter of last year. Net income increased 15% to $81.1 million, compared to $70.5 million prior year quarter, and consolidated revenue increased 21% from prior year quarter.

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