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Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Optimer Pharmaceuticals, ReachLocal, Tractor Supply, and RF Industries

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO sales of company shares during the past week.

Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OPTR): Former CEO Pedro Lichtinger Sold 148,000 Shares

Former CEO of Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OPTR), Pedro Lichtinger, sold 148,000 shares on April 8, 2013 at an average price of $14.69. Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware on Nov. 18, 1998. Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a market cap of $703.659 million; its shares were traded at around $14.69 with a P/S ratio of 6.83.

Optimer Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported their 2012 total revenue of $101.5 million and a net loss of $37 million.

CEO and President Pedro Lichtinger bought 11,000 shares of OPTR stock on Nov. 8, 2012 at the average price of $9.08. Former CEO Pedro Lichtinger sold 148,000 shares of OPTR stock on April 8, 2013 at the average price of $14.69.

ReachLocal, Inc. (RLOC): CEO Zorik Gordon Sold 129,365 Shares

CEO of ReachLocal, Inc. (RLOC), Zorik Gordon, sold 129,365 shares on April 11, 2013 at an average price of $15.47. ReachLocal, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Delaware in August 2003. ReachLocal, Inc. has a market cap of $425.394 million; its shares were traded at around $15.05 with a P/E ratio of 898.1 and a P/S ratio of 0.9369.

ReachLocal Inc. reported revenues of $120.2 million and a net loss of $394 million for fourth quarter 2012.

CEO Zorik Gordon sold 190,000 shares of RLOC stock in March and April 2013. CFO Ross Landsbaum sold 25,624 shares of RLOC stock in February and March. Chief Securiy Officer and President of Local Commerce Michael Kline, General Counsel, Secretary Adam F. Wergeles¸ and Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer David Day sold 76,314 shares of RLOC stock in February and March 2013.

Tractor Supply Company (TSCO): Chairman-CEO James F. Wright Sold 119,000 Shares

Chairman-CEO of Tractor Supply (TSCO) James F. Wright sold 119,000 shares on April 8, 2013 at an average price of $107.5. Tractor Supply Company is an operator of retail farm and ranch stores in the United States and is focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Tractor Supply has a market cap of $7.43 billion; its shares were traded at around $107.36 with a P/E ratio of 28.2486 and a P/S ratio of 1.64. The dividend yield of Tractor Supply stocks is 0.75%. Tractor Supply had an annual average earnings growth of 18.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Tractor Supply the business predictability rank of 5-star.

Revenues were $1.29 billion with a net income of $79.5 million for Tractor Supply’s fourth quarter 2012.

Chairman-CEO James F. Wright sold 179,000 shares of TSCO stock in January and April 2013. Executive Vice President-CFO Anthony F. Crudele sold 25,000 shares of TSCO stock in February and April 2013. Executive Vice President Merchandising Steve K. Barbarick, Senior Vice President Store Operations Lee J. Downing, Senior Vice President-Chief People Officer Kimberly D. Vella, and Director John C. Adams Jr. sold 45,979 shares of TSCO stock from February to April 2013.

RF Industries, Ltd. (RFIL): CEO of Subsidiary of Issuer Darren Clark Sold 110,492 Shares

CEO of Subsidiary of Issuer of RF Industries, Ltd. (RFIL) Darren Clark sold 110,492 shares on April 5, 2013 at an average price of $6.21. RF Industries, Ltd. was incorporated in the State of Nevada on November 1, 1979, and completed its initial public offering in March 1984 under the name Celltronics, Inc. RF Industries, Ltd. has a market cap of $46.2306 million; its shares were traded at around $6.16 with a P/E ratio of 12.0048 and a P/S ratio of 1.21. The dividend yield of RF Industries, Ltd. stocks is 4.06%. RF Industries, Ltd. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated RF Industries, Ltd. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

RF Industries Ltd. reported their 2012 annual revenue of $30.2 million and an annual net income per diluted share of $0.34.

CEO of Subsidiary of Issuer Darren Clark sold 200,000 shares of RFIL stock in March and April 2013. Director Marvin Fink, Director David Sandberg, and Director William Reynolds sold 99,052 shares of RFIL stock in March 2013.

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


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