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Weekly Top Insider Sells

June 17, 2013 | About:
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:



Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA): Founder John S. Hendricks sold 300,000 Shares

Founder of Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA) John S. Hendricks sold 300,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $76.38.

Discovery Communications Inc. was formed on Sept. 17, 2008, in connection with Discovery Holding Company "DHC" and Advance/Newhouse Programming Partnership "Advance/Newhouse" combining their respective ownership interests in Discovery Communications Holding, LLC ('DCH') and exchanging those interests with and into Discovery (the "Discovery Formation"). Discovery Communications Inc. has a market cap of $18.59 billion; its shares were traded at around $76.38 with a P/E ratio of 29.60 and P/S ratio of 6.30. Discovery Communications Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 13.4% over the past 5 years.

On May 7, 2013,Discovery Communications Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. First quarter revenues of $1,156 million were up $71 million, or 7%, compared to the first quarter a year ago, led by 17% growth at International Networks and 1% growth at U.S. Networks which included the impact of additional licensing revenues in the prior year. Adjusted Operating Income Before Depreciation and Amortization (OIBDA) declined by 2% to $498 million, as an 8% increase at International Networks was offset by a decrease of 5% at U.S. Networks due to the additional licensing revenue in last year’s quarter. Excluding the impact of licensing agreements and foreign currency, total company revenues increased 12% and Adjusted OIBDA increased 8%.

Founder John S. Hendricks sold 100,000 shares of DISCA stock on 06/05/2013 at the average price of $76.7. John S. Hendricks owns at least 1,182,430 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.42% since.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO): Senior Vice President Edward A. Pesicka sold 167,980 Shares

Senior Vice President of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) Edward A. Pesicka sold 167,980 shares on 06/07/2013 at an average price of $85.12.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is a Delaware corporation and was incorporated in 1956. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has a market cap of $30.59 billion; its shares were traded at around $85.12 with a P/E ratio of 23.50 and P/S ratio of 2.50. The dividend yield of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc stocks is 0.70%. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 18.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

On April 24, 2013, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 30, 2013. For the first quarter of 2013, adjusted EPS grew 17% to a record $1.37, versus $1.17 in the first quarter of 2012. Revenue for the quarter grew 4% to $3.19 billion in 2013, versus $3.06 billion in 2012. Organic revenue grew 3%, with currency translation lowering revenue by 1% and acquisitions increasing revenue by 3%. Adjusted operating income for the first quarter of 2013 increased 7% compared with the year-ago period, and adjusted operating margin expanded to 19.3%, compared with 18.9% in the first quarter of 2012. GAAP diluted EPS for the first quarter of 2013 was $0.93, versus $0.75 in the same quarter last year. GAAP operating income for the first quarter of 2013 increased 7% to $387 million, compared with $362 million in 2012. GAAP operating margin increased to 12.1%, compared with 11.8% in the first quarter of 2012.

Director Scott M. Sperling sold 8,000 shares of TMO stock on 05/14/2013 at the average price of $84.65. Scott M. Sperling owns at least 37,914 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.56% since.

Monster Beverage Corp (MNST): President-Monster Beverage Division Mark J. Hall sold 126,666 Shares

President Monster Beverage Division of Monster Beverage Corp (MNST) Mark J. Hall sold 126,666 shares on 06/07/2013 at an average price of $59.26.

Monster Beverage Corp was formerly known as Hansen Natural Corporation was incorporated in Delaware on April 25, 1990. Monster Beverage Corp has a market cap of $10.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $59.26 with a P/E ratio of 32.60 and P/S ratio of 5.10. Monster Beverage Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 46.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Monster Beverage Corp the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On May 8, 2013, Monster Beverage Corporation reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. Gross sales for the 2013 first quarter increased 7.3 percent to $555.0 million from $517.3 million in the same period last year. Net sales for the three-months ended March 31, 2013 increased 6.5 percent to $484.2 million from $454.6 million a year ago. Gross profit, as a percentage of net sales, for the 2013 first quarter was 52.1 percent, compared with 53.1 percent for the comparable 2012 quarter. Operating expenses for the 2013 first quarter increased to $144.7 million from $114.9 million in the same quarter last year. Operating expenses as a percentage of net sales were 29.9 percent for the 2013 first quarter, compared with 25.3 percent in the same quarter last year.

Senior VP Monster Energy Co. Thomas J. Kelly sold 8,000 shares of MNST stock on 05/17/2013 at the average price of $56.36. Thomas J. Kelly owns at least 10,554 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 5.15% since.

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