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Weekly Insider Sells Highlight: MSFT, MAN, RE, TXN

May 04, 2014 | About:

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest insider sells during the past week were: Microsoft Corp, ManpowerGroup, Everest Re Group Ltd, and Texas Instruments Inc.

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

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT): Director William H Gates Iii sold 7,850,000 Shares

Director of Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) William H Gates Iii sold 7,850,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $39.69.

Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975. It was incorporated in the State of Washington. Microsoft Corp has a market cap of $327.86 billion; its shares were traded at around $39.69 with a P/E ratio of 15.20 and P/S ratio of 4.01. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corp stocks is 2.57%. Microsoft Corp had an annual average earnings growth of 14.80% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Microsoft Corp the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Microsoft Corp has released its fiscal third quarter 2014 results ended March 31, 2014. Revenues were $20.4 billion, with net income of $5.66 billion, and EPS of $0.68. Commercial revenue grew 7% to $12.23 billion, and operating income was $6.97 billion.

ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN): Chrm, Chf Ex Off Jeffrey A Joerres sold 219,890 Shares

Chrm, Chf Ex Off Jeffrey A Joerres sold 219,890 shares of MAN stock on 04/28/2014 at the average price of $80.73. Jeffrey A Joerres owns at least 179,082 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.92% since.

ManpowerGroup and its predecessors have been in business since 1948. Manpowergroup has a market cap of $6.48 billion; its shares were traded at around $81.47 with a P/E ratio of 22.40 and P/S ratio of 0.32. The dividend yield of Manpowergroup stocks is 1.13%.

ManpowerGroup has reported its first quarter 2014 results, which included revenues of $4.9 billion, gross margin of 16.7%, and EPS of $0.86.

EVP Mara E Swan sold 4,632 shares of MAN stock on 05/01/2014 at the average price of $82.

Everest Re Group Ltd (NYSE:RE): Chairman Joseph V Taranto sold 69,310 Shares

Chairman of Everest Re Group Ltd (NYSE:RE) Joseph V Taranto sold 69,310 shares during the past week at an average price of $159.31.

Everest Re Group, Ltd., was established in 1999. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance in the U. Everest Re Group Ltd has a market cap of $7.55 billion; its shares were traded at around $159.31 with a P/E ratio of 6.40 and P/S ratio of 1.39. The dividend yield of Everest Re Group Ltd stocks is 1.54%.

The company has recently released first quarter 2014 results. Everest reported net income of $293.9 million ($6.21 per diluted share), compared to net income of $384.3 million ($7.50 per share) in the first quarter of 2013. Cash flow from operations increased to $367.1 million compared to $259.4 million, and the company repurchased 1.7 million shares during the quarter.

Executive Vice President Saram Mark S De, Director John R Dunne, and Director John A Weber all also sold shares of RE stock over the past week.

Texas Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:TXN): Sr. Vice President John J Szczsponik Jr sold 178,125 Shares

Sr. Vice President John J Szczsponik Jr sold 178,125 shares of TXN stock on 05/01/2014 at the average price of $45.5. John J Szczsponik Jr owns at least 177,037 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.62% since.

Texas Instruments, Inc., designs and makes semiconductors that it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers. Texas Instruments Inc has a market cap of $49.64 billion; its shares were traded at around $45.78 with a P/E ratio of 23.80 and P/S ratio of 4.17. The dividend yield of Texas Instruments Inc stocks is 2.58%. Texas Instruments Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 4.50% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Texas Instruments Inc the business predictability rank of 3-star.

Texas Instruments recently reported its first quarter results, which included revenues of $2.98 billion, net income of $487 million, and EPS of $0.44.

Chairman, President & CEO Richard K Templeton and multiple other insiders also sold shares recently.

For the complete list of stocks that bought/sold by their company executives, go to: Insider Buys.

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