Weekly CFO Sells Highlight: V, SCLN, VR, AMSG

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data , the largest CFO sells during the past week were: Visa Inc., SciClone Pharmaceuticals Inc., Validus Holding Ltd. and Amsurg Corp.

Visa Inc. ( V ): CFO Byron H. Pollitt Jr. Sold 85,000 Shares

CFO Byron H. Pollitt Jr. sold 85,000 shares of V stock on 06/15/2012 at the average price of $118. Byron H. Pollitt Jr. owns at least 71,473 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 5.01% since.

Visa operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network and is one of the most recognized global financial services brands. Visa Inc. has a market cap of $101.71 billion; its shares were traded at around $123.91 with a P/E ratio of 22.23 and P/S ratio of 11.07. The dividend yield of Visa Inc stocks is 0.7%.

For its second quarter of 2012, Visa Inc. reported net income of $1.1 billion - a increase of 23% over the same quarter last year. EPS for class A common stock were $1.60, a 30% increase over prior year quarter. GAAP net operating revenue for the second quarter was $2.6 billion, which represents growth of 15% year over year.

Chairman and CEO Joseph W. Saunders sold 12,420 shares of V stock on 06/21/2012 at the average price of $120.76.

SciClone Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( SCLN ): Senior Vice President Finance and CFO Gary Titus Sold 81,607 Shares

Senior Vice President Finance and CFO Gary Titus sold 81,607 shares of SCLN stock on 06/15/2012 at the average price of $7. Gary Titus owns at least 37,095 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.14% since.

SciClone Pharmaceuticals Inc. develops and commercializes novel medicines for treating a broad range of the world's most serious diseases. SciClone Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a market cap of $393.03 million; its shares were traded at around $6.92 with a P/E ratio of 11.53 and P/S ratio of 2.94.

SciClone Pharmaceuticals has released its first quarter 2012 results ended March 31, 2012. During this quarter, SciClone reported revenue increase of 81% year over year to $39.2 million. GAAP net income for the company was $8.7 million ($0.15 per share), compared to $3.8 million ($0.08) prior year quarter.

Validus Holdings Ltd. ( VR ): President and CFO Joseph E. Consolino Sold 59,866 Shares

President and CFO Joseph E. Consolino sold 59,866 shares of VR stock on 06/19/2012 at the average price of $31.12. Joseph E. Consolino owns at least 264,756 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.64% since.

Validus Holdings Ltd. has a market cap of $3.11 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.32 with a P/E ratio of 11.27 and P/S ratio of 1.62. The dividend yield of Validus Holdings Ltd. stocks is 3.19%.

For its first quarter ended March 31, 2012, Validus Holdings reported net income of $124.2 million ($1.18 per share), compared to a net loss of $172.4 million ($1.78) in the first quarter of 2011.

Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer Stuart W. Mercer, Alok Singh, and multiple other insiders also recently sold shares of VR stock.

Amsurg Corp ( AMSG ): Executive Vice President and CFO Claire M. Gulmi Sold 58,145 Shares

Executive VP & CFO Claire M. Gulmi sold 58,145 shares of AMSG stock on 06/15/2012 at the average price of $29.07. Claire M. Gulmi owns at least 96,165 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.17% since.

AmSurg Corp. is in the business of developing, acquiring and operating practice-based ambulatory surgery centers, in partnerships with physician practice groups, throughout the United States. AmSurg Corp. has a market cap of $930.41 million; its shares were traded at around $29.41 with a P/E ratio of 16.07 and P/S ratio of 1.18. AmSurg Corp. had an annual average earnings growth of 10.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated AmSurg Corp. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

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