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Sotheby\'s (BID) CEO & President William F Ruprecht sells 40,000 Shares

August 20, 2009 | About:
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CEO & President of Sotheby\'s (BID) William F Ruprecht sells 40,000 shares of BID on 08/19/2009 at an average price of $16.49 a share.

Sotheby\'s Holdings Inc. is one of the world\'s second largest auctioneers of fine arts antiques and collectibles offering property in collecting categories among them paintings jewelry decorative arts and books. Sotheby\'s Holdings Inc is the parent company of Sotheby\'s worldwide auction businesses art-related financing and private sales activities. The Company operates in countries with principal salesrooms located in New York and London. The company also regularly conducts auctions in other salesrooms around the world including Australia Hong Kong France Italy the Netherlands Switzerland and Singapore. Sotheby\'s has a market cap of $1.14 billion; its shares were traded at around $17.02 with and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of Sotheby\'s stocks is 1.3%. Sotheby\'s had an annual average earning growth of 18.6% over the past 10 years.

BID is in the portfolios of Bruce Sherman of Private Capital Management, John Rogers of ARIEL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC, Charles Brandes of Brandes Investment.

Recent Trades of Sotheby\'s by Directors and Officers:


  • Buy: Director John M Angelo bought 50,000 shares of BID stock on 06/10/2009 at the average price of $12.39; the price of the stock has increased by 37.37% since.
  • Buy: Director John M Angelo bought 25,000 more shares of BID stock on 06/05/2009 at the average price of $11.3; the price of the stock has increased by 50.62% since.
  • Buy: Director John M Angelo bought 25,000 more shares of BID stock on 06/02/2009 at the average price of $11.3; the price of the stock has increased by 50.62% since.
  • Buy: Director John M Angelo bought 25,000 more shares of BID stock on 05/29/2009 at the average price of $10.63; the price of the stock has increased by 60.11% since.
  • Buy: Director John M Angelo bought 20,000 more shares of BID stock on 05/15/2009 at the average price of $10.74; the price of the stock has increased by 58.47% since.


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