Weekly Top Insider Sells: DG, QCOM, LNKD, and GOOG

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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 7,712,606 Shares

Director of Dollar General Corp. ( DG ) Adrian M. Jones sold 7,712,606 shares on 10/03/2012 at an average price of $51.69.

Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer in the U.S. Dollar General Corp. has a market cap of $17.22 billion; its shares were traded at around $51.69 with a P/E ratio of 19.36 and P/S ratio of 1.16.

On Sept. 5, Dollar General Corporation reported strong sales, operating profit and net income for its fiscal 2012 second quarter (13 weeks) ended Aug. 3, 2012. 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.

10% Owner KKR Fund Holdings LP sold 18,535,964 shares of DG stock on 10/03/2012 at the average price of $50.72. KKR Fund Holdings LP owns at least 39,922,048 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.91% since.

Qualcomm Inc. ( QCOM ): Executive Vice President and CFO William E. Keitel sold 186,206 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO of Qualcomm Inc. ( QCOM ) William E. Keitel sold 186,206 shares on 10/01/2012 at an average price of $62.65.

Qualcomm Inc. develops and delivers innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the company's CDMA digital technology. Qualcomm Inc. has a market cap of $106.7 billion; its shares were traded at around $62.65 with a P/E ratio of 19.82 and P/S ratio of 7.13. The dividend yield of Qualcomm Inc. stocks is 1.6%. Qualcomm Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 18.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Qualcomm Inc. the business predictability rank of 3.5-star .

On July 18, 2012 Qualcomm Incorporated announced results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 ended June 24, 2012. Revenues: $4.63 billion, up 28 percent year over year and down 6 percent sequentially. Operating income: $1.72 billion, up 23 percent year over year and down 10 percent sequentially. Net income: $1.49 billion, up 20 percent year over year and down 16 percent sequentially. Diluted earnings per share: $0.85, up 16 percent year over year and down 16 percent sequentially.

Executive Vice President Group President Derek K. Aberle sold 4,000 shares of QCOM stock on 09/14/2012 at the average price of $64.5. Derek K. Aberle owns at least 2,054 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.87% since.

LinkedIn Corporation ( LNKD ): Senior Vice President, Products, User Experience Dipchand Nishar sold 70,875 Shares

Senior Vice President, Products, User Experience of LinkedIn Corporation ( LNKD ) Dipchand Nishar sold 70,875 shares on 10/01/2012 at an average price of $118.83.

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 $12.56 billion; its shares were traded at around $118.83 with a P/E ratio of 848.79 and P/S ratio of 24.05.

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. GAAP EPS for the second quarter was $0.03; Non-GAAP EPS for the second quarter was $0.16.

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 increased by 0.4% since.

Google Inc. ( GOOG ): Director L. John Doerr sold 10,966 Shares

Director of Google Inc. ( GOOG ) L. John Doerr sold 10,966 shares on 10/01/2012 at an average price of $767.65.

Google Inc. is a technology company that provides a web based search engine through its website. Google Inc. has a market cap of $251.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $767.65 with a P/E ratio of 22.51 and P/S ratio of 6.62. Google Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 51.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Google Inc. the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

On July 19, 2012 Google Inc. announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Google Inc. reported consolidated revenues of $12.21 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, an increase of 35% compared to the second quarter of 2011.

Executive Chairman of Board Eric E. Schmidt sold 44,742 shares of GOOG stock on 09/26/2012 at the average price of $753. Eric E. Schmidt owns at least 57,384 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.95% since.

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Referenced Stocks: DG , GOOG , LNKD , QCOM

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