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Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Activision Blizzard, Nielsen Holdings NV, Gilead Sciences, Autodesk

April 08, 2013 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO sales during the past week: Activision Blizzard Inc., Nielsen Holdings NV, Gilead Sciences Inc. and Autodesk Inc.

Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI): President and CEO Robert A. Kotick sold 843,116 Shares

President and CEO of Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) Robert A. Kotick sold 843,116 shares on 03/31/2013 at an average price of $14.57. Activision Inc. was originally incorporated in California in 1979 and was reincorporated in Delaware in December 1992. Activision Blizzard Inc. has a market cap of $16.07 billion; its shares were traded at around $14.43 with a P/E ratio of 14.2857. The dividend yield of Activision Blizzard Inc. stocks is 1.32%. Activision Blizzard Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 12.5% over the past 10 years.

Activision Blizzard Inc. reported their 2012 fourth quarter financial results. The company reported total net sales of $1.8 billion and net income of $354 million.

President and CEO Robert A. Kotick sold 843,116 shares of ATVI stock on 03/31/2013 at the average price of $14.57.

Nielsen Holdings NV (NLSN): CEO David L. Calhoun sold 333,334 Shares

CEO of Nielsen Holdings NV (NLSN) David L. Calhoun sold 333,334 shares on 04/03/2013 at an average price of $35.27. Nielsen Holdings B.V. was incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands on May 17, 2006. Nielsen Holdings NV has a market cap of $12.56 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.61 with a P/E ratio of 46.0829. The dividend yield of Nielsen Holdings NV stocks is 0.46%.

Nielsen Holdings reported revenues of $5.6 billion and net income of $273 million for their 2012 annual results.

CEO David L. Calhoun sold 333,334 shares of NLSN stock on 04/03/2013 at the average price of $35.27. Vice Chairperson Susan D. Whiting, Executive Vice President, Global Business Services Mitchell Habib, Pres. - Nielsen Global Product Stephen Hasker, Vice Chairman Arvin Kash, and Chief Human Resources Officer Mary Elizabeth Finn sold 124,702 shares of NLSN stock in March and April.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD): Chairman and CEO John C. Martin sold 282,242 Shares

Chairman and CEO of Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) John C. Martin sold 282,242 shares on 04/01/2013 at an average price of $48.3. Gilead Sciences Inc. was incorporated in Delaware on June 22, 1987. Gilead Sciences Inc has a market cap of $72.12 billion; its shares were traded at around $47.37 with a P/E ratio of 28.9017. Gilead Sciences Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 16.2% over the past five years.

Revenues were $9.7 billion and net income was $2.6 billion for Gilead Sciences Inc.’s 2012 annual results.

Chairman and CEO John C. Martin sold 1,419,968 shares of GILD stock from December to April. Senior Vice President and CFO Robin L. Washington sold 128,654 shares of GILD stock in January, March and April. Director Olsen Per Wold bought 10,000 shares of GILD stock on 02/28/2013 at the average price of $43.05. Executive Vice President, Corporate and Medical Affairs Gregg H. Alton sold 310,000 shares of GILD stock from January to April.

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK): President and CEO Carl Bass sold 275,000 Shares

President and CEO of Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) Carl Bass sold 275,000 shares on 04/02/2013 at an average price of $40.14. Autodesk Inc. was incorporated in California in April 1982 and were reincorporated in Delaware in May 1994. Autodesk Inc. has a market cap of $8.58 billion; its shares were traded at around $38.35 with a P/E ratio of 35.8423. Autodesk Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.8% over the past 10 years.

Autodesk Inc. reported total revenues of $2.3 billion and net income of $247.4 million for its 2012 annual results.

President and CEO Carl Bass sold 275,000 shares of ADSK stock on 04/02/2013 at the average price of $40.14. Executive Vice President and CFO Mark J. Hawkins sold 39,914 shares of ADSK stock in January and March. Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Corp RE Jan Becker, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretaryy Fronzo Pascal W. Di, Senior Vice President, WW Sales and Services Steven M. Blum, Director Steven M. West and Director Charles J. Robel sold 131,701 shares of ADSK stock in December and March.

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