Weekly Top Insider Sells: DG, MON, ULTA, and LNKD

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According to GuruFocus Insider Data , these are the largest insider sells during the past week. The overall trend of insiders is illustrated in the chart below:



Dollar General Corp. ( DG ): Director Adrian M. Jones sold 1,172,263 Shares

Director of Dollar General Corp. ( DG ) Adrian M. Jones sold 1,172,263 shares on 10/11/2012 at an average price of $49.25.

Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer in the U.S. Dollar General Corp. has a market cap of $16.17 billion; its shares were traded at around $49.25 with a P/E ratio of 18.45 and P/S ratio of 1.09.

On Sept. 5, 2012, Dollar General Corporation reported strong sales and operating profit. The company's net income increased by 47 percent to $214 million in the 2012 second quarter, compared to net income of $146 million in the 2011 second quarter. Sales increased 10.4 percent to $3.95 billion in the 2012 second quarter compared to $3.58 billion in the 2011 second quarter.

10% Owner Holdings LP Buck sold 5,400,000 shares of DG stock on 10/10/2012 at the average price of 50.72. Holdings LP Buck owns at least 66,314,011 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.9% since.

Monsanto Company ( MON ): Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Robert T. Fraley Sold 81,636 Shares

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto Company ( MON ) Robert T. Fraley sold 81,636 shares on 10/08/2012 at an average price of $88.58.

Monsanto is a global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products for growers and downstream customers, such as grain processors and consumers, in the agricultural markets. Monsanto has a market cap of $47.2 billion; its shares were traded at around $88.58 with a P/E ratio of 23.94 and P/S ratio of 3.49. The dividend yield of Monsanto stocks is 1.69%. Monsanto had an annual average earnings growth of 19.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Monsanto the business predictability rank of 4-star .

On Oct. 3, 2012, Monsanto Company announced it concluded fiscal year 2012 with ongoing earnings per share growth of 25 percent. Monsanto reported net sales of $2.1 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012. Net sales for the full fiscal year were $13.5 billion, a 14 percent increase over fiscal year 2011

Executive Vice President Human Resources Steven Mizell sold 13,454 shares of MON stock on 07/03/2012 at the average price of $83.3. Steven Mizell owns at least 43,405 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 6.34% since.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. ( ULTA ): Director Robert F. Diromualdo Sold 66,030 Shares

Director of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. ( ULTA ) Robert F. Diromualdo sold 66,030 shares on 10/05/2012 at an average price of $95.24.

Ulta is the largest beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services in the United States. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. has a market cap of $6.02 billion; its shares were traded at around $95.24 with a P/E ratio of 42.7 and P/S ratio of 3.39.

On Sept. 6, 2012, Ulta Beauty announced financial results for the thirteen week period ("Second Quarter") and twenty-six-week period ("First Six Months") ended July 28, 2012, which compares to the same periods ended July 30, 2011. Net sales increased 22.1% to $481.7 million from $394.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2011. Comparable store sales (sales for stores open at least 14 months) increased 9.3% compared to an increase of 11.3% in the second quarter of fiscal 2011; Gross profit increased 80 basis points to 34.8% from 34.0% in the second quarter of fiscal 2011; Operating income increased 44.9% to $57.5 million, or 11.9% of net sales, compared to $39.7 million, or 10.1% of net sales, in the second quarter of fiscal 2011; Net income increased 46.4% to $35.0 million compared to $23.9 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2011; and Income per diluted share increased 42.1% to $0.54 compared to $0.38 in the second quarter of fiscal 2011.

Director Robert F. Diromualdo sold 40,970 shares of ULTA stock on 09/17/2012 at the average price of $100.68. Robert F. Diromualdo owns at least 566,567 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 5.4% since.

LinkedIn Corporation ( LNKD ): Senior Vice President and CFO Steven J. Sordello Sold 50,000 Shares

Senior Vice President and CFO of LinkedIn Corporation ( LNKD ) Steven J. Sordello sold 50,000 shares on 10/08/2012 at an average price of $110.41.

LinkedIn Corporation is an online professional network which allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online, build and engage with their professional network, access shared knowledge and insights, and find business opportunities. LinkedIn Corporation has a market cap of $11.67 billion; its shares were traded at around $110.41 with a P/E ratio of 788.64 and P/S ratio of 22.35.

On Aug. 2, 2012 LinkedIn Corporation reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012: Revenue for the second quarter was $228.2 million, an increase of 89% compared to $121.0 million in the second quarter of 2011. Net income for the second quarter was $2.8 million, compared to net income of $4.5 million for the second quarter of 2011.

Senior Vice President Products User Experience Dipchand Nishar sold 70,875 shares of LNKD stock on 10/01/2012 at the average price of $118.36. Dipchand Nishar owns at least 50,000 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 6.72% since.

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Referenced Stocks: DG , LNKD , MON , ULTA

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