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Weekly Insider Sells Highlight: QCOM, EIX, LOW, FLO, FLIR

April 08, 2014 | About:

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest insider sells during the past week were: Qualcomm Inc., Edison International, Lowe's Companies Inc., Flowers Foods Inc. and FLIR Systems Inc.

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

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM): Executive Chairman Paul E. Jacobs Sold 210,000 Shares

Executive Chairman of Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Paul E. Jacobs sold 210,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $78.08. Paul E. Jacobs owns at least 1,342,082 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 3.88% since.

Qualcomm Inc. (Qualcomm) in the state of Delaware, develops designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services. Qualcomm Inc. has a market cap of $132.04 billion; its shares were traded at around $78.08 with a P/E ratio of 20.0 and P/S ratio of 5.4. The dividend yield of Qualcomm Inc. stocks is 1.80%. Qualcomm Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 14.00% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Qualcomm Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.

Executive Vice President Margaret L. Johnson sold 2,400 shares of QCOM stock on 04/01/2014 at the average price of $79.26. Executive Vice President Venkata S. M. Renduchintala sold 51,167 shares of QCOM stock on 03/31/2014 at the average price of $79.51.

Edison International (NYSE:EIX): Executive VP, CFO and Treasurer W. James Scilacci Sold 143,438 Shares

Executive VP, CFO and Treasurer W. James Scilacci sold 143,438 shares of EIX stock on 03/31/2014 at the average price of $56.12. W. James Scilacci owns at least 41,071 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.37% since.

Edison International was incorporated on April 20, 1987, under the laws of the State of California for the purpose of becoming the parent holding company of SCE, a California public utility corporation and of nonutility companies. Edison International has a market cap of $18.22 billion; its shares were traded at around $55.91 with a P/E ratio of 20.10 and P/S ratio of 1.50. The dividend yield of Edison International stocks is 2.50%. Edison International had an annual average earnings growth of 0.20% over the past 10 years.

Edison International has reported fourth quarter net income of $301 million ($0.92 per share), compared to losses of $539 million ($1.65 per share) in the prior year quarter.

Chairman, President and CEO Theodore F. Craver Jr. sold 172,644 shares of EIX stock on 03/31/2014 at the average price of $56.03.

Lowe's Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW): Chief Human Resources Officer Maureen K. Ausura Sold 146,233 Shares

Chief Human Resources Officer Maureen K. Ausura sold 146,233 shares of LOW stock on 04/02/2014 at the average price of $49.72. Maureen K. Ausura owns at least 80,224 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 5.93% since.

Lowe's Companies Inc., was incorporated in North Carolina in 1952 and has been publicly held since 1961. Lowe's Companies Inc. has a market cap of $47.65 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.77 with a P/E ratio of 22.30 and P/S ratio of 1.0. The dividend yield of Lowe's Companies Inc. stocks is 1.50%. Lowe's Companies Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 4.30% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Lowe's Companies Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

The company has released its fourth quarter 2013 results. Net earnings increased 6.3% year-over-year to $306 million and diluted EPS increased 11.5% to $0.29.

Flowers Foods Inc. (NYSE:FLO): EVP and CFO R. Steve Kinsey Sold 152,375 Shares

EVP and CFO R. Steve Kinsey sold 152,375 shares of FLO stock on 04/04/2014 at the average price of $20.37. R. Steve Kinsey owns at least 191,001 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.29% since.

Flowers Foods Inc., a Georgia corporation, was incorporated in 2000. Flowers Foods Inc. has a market cap of $4.26 billion; its shares were traded at around $20.43 with a P/E ratio of 18.70 and P/S ratio of 1.20. The dividend yield of Flowers Foods Inc. stocks is 2.0%. Flowers Foods Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 12.50% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Flowers Foods Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.

The company generated fourth quarter sales of $843.6 million and adjusted net income of $38.8 million.

FLIR Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR): Sr. VP Finance and CFO Anthony L. Trunzo Sold 120,000 Shares

Sr. VP Finance and CFO Anthony L. Trunzo sold 120,000 shares of FLIR stock on 04/01/2014 at the average price of $36.01. Anthony L. Trunzo owns at least 162,001 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.53% since.

FLIR Systems Inc. is an Oregon corporation and was incorporated in 1978. FLIR Systems Inc. has a market cap of $5 billion; its shares were traded at around $35.46 with a P/E ratio of 29.10 and P/S ratio of 3.50. The dividend yield of Flir Systems Inc. stocks is 1.00%. FLIR Systems Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 13.90% over the past 10 years.

FLIRS Systems has announced its fourth quarter 2013 results. Revenue was $400.3 million, up 4% over the prior year quarter. Operating income was $37.8 million compared to $100.1 a year ago. Fourth quarter net income was $28.7 million versus $77.3 million last year.

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