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Weekly Insider Sells Highlight: MSFT, REGN, ATVI, MAA

February 17, 2014 | About:

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest insider sells during the past week were: Microsoft Corp, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Activision Blizzard Inc. and Mid-America Apartment Communities.

The overall trend of insiders is illustrated in the chart below:

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT): Director William H. Gates III Sold 1,633,000 Shares

Director William H. Gates III sold 1,633,000 shares of MSFT stock on 02/12/2014 at the average price of $37.49. William H. Gates III owns at least 356,358,164 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.35% since.

Microsoft Corp was founded in 1975. It was incorporated in the State of Washington. Microsoft Corp has a market cap of $312.27 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.62 with a P/E ratio of 13.90 and P/S ratio of 3.80. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corp stocks is 2.58%. Microsoft Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 14.30% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Microsoft Corporation the business predictability rank of 3-star.

The company recently released its second quarter 2014 results ended Dec. 31, 2013. Revenues were $24.52 billion and net income was $6.56 billion ($0.78 per share).

EVP, Business Development and Evangelism Anthony John Bates sold 14,000 shares of MSFT stock on 02/05/2014 at the average price of $36.03. VP, Marketing Tami Reller sold 5,800 shares of MSFT stock on 02/03/2014 at the average price of $37.77.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN): President Regeneron Laboratori George Yancopoulos Sold 88,987 Shares

President Regeneron Laboratori of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) George Yancopoulos sold 88,987 shares on 02/12/2014 at an average price of $323.99.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a market cap of $32.38 billion; its shares were traded at around $323.99 with a P/E ratio of 82.70 and P/S ratio of 16.67.

Regeneron reported fourth quarter revenues of $610 million, a 47% increase over $415 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income was $259 million versus $171 million a year ago.

Multiple other insiders have also sold shares of REGN stock over the past week.

Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI): COO Thomas Tippl Sold 1,353,750 Shares

COO Thomas Tippl sold 1,353,750 shares of ATVI stock on 02/10/2014 at the average price of $19.3. Thomas Tippl owns at least 1,506,395 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.59% since.

Activision Blizzard Inc. was originally incorporated in California in 1979 and was reincorporated in Delaware in December 1992. Activision Blizzard Inc. has a market cap of $13.77 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.80 with a P/E ratio of 18.90 and P/S ratio of 4.60. The dividend yield of Activision Blizzard Inc. stocks is 0.96%. Activision Blizzard Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 14.90% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Activision Blizzard Inc. the business predictability rank of 2-star.

Activision Blizzard Inc. has released its fourth quarter 2013 results. GAAP net revenues were $1.51 billion compared to $1.76 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012. EPS were $0.22 compared to $0.31 last year.

Principal Accounting Officer Stephen G. Wereb sold 149,551 shares of ATVI stock on 02/10/2014 at the average price of $19.12. Chief Legal Officer Christopher B. Walther and multiple other insiders have also sold shares of ATVI stock over the past week.

Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE:MAA): Director Thomas H. Lowder Sold 280,000 Shares

Director Thomas H. Lowder sold 140,000 shares of MAA stock on 02/11/2014 at the average price of $67.18. Thomas H. Lowder owns at least 225,554 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.65% since.

Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc., or Mid-America, was founded in 1994, and is a Memphis, Tenn.-based self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, or REIT, that focuses on acquiring, owning and operating apartment communities in the Sunbelt region of the U.S. Mid-America Apartment Communities has a market cap of $5.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $67.62 with a P/E ratio of 20.00 and P/S ratio of 5.41. The dividend yield of Mid-America Apartment Communities stocks is 4.16%.

For its fourth quarter of 2013, Mid-America recorded a net loss of $9.3 million ($0.12 per diluted share), compared to a net income of $22.3 million ($0.53 per share) in the prior year quarter.

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