Weekly Top Insider Sells: GOOG, ISRG, DG, and AAPL

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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:




Google Inc. ( GOOG ): Executive Chairman of Board Eric E. Schmidt sold 153,193 Shares

Executive Chairman of Board of Google Inc. ( GOOG ) Eric E. Schmidt sold 153,193 shares during the past week at an average price of $698.37.

Google Inc. is a technology company that provides a web based search engine through its website. Google Inc. has a market cap of $219.49 billion; its shares were traded at around $698.37 with a P/E ratio of 20.2 and P/S ratio of 5.8. 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 Oct. 18, 2012 Google Inc. announced financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012. Google Inc. reported consolidated revenues of $14.10 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012, an increase of 45% compared to the third quarter of 2011. Google Inc. reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs ( TAC ). In the third quarter of 2012, TAC totaled $2.77 billion, or 26% of advertising revenues.

Executive Chairman of Board Eric E. Schmidt sold 4,993 shares of GOOG stock on 11/27/2012 at the average price of $669.61. Eric E. Schmidt owns at least 196,359 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 4.3% since.

Intuitive Surgical Inc. ( ISRG ): Chairman of the Board Lonnie M. Smith sold 68,516 Shares

Chairman of the Board of Intuitive Surgical Inc. ( ISRG ) Lonnie M. Smith sold 68,516 shares during the past week at an average price of $528.77.

Intuitive Surgical Inc. designs and manufactures the da Vinci Surgical System. Intuitive Surgical Inc. has a market cap of $21.46 billion; its shares were traded at around $528.77 with a P/E ratio of 34.8 and P/S ratio of 12.2. Intuitive Surgical Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 37.4% over the past five years.

Senior Vice President Emerging Procedures and Technology David J. Rosa sold 6,000 shares of ISRG stock on 10/26/2012 at the average price of $538.7. David J. Rosa owns at least 849 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 1.84% since.

Dollar General Corporation ( DG ): Director Adrian M. Jones sold 599,945 Shares

Director of Dollar General Corporation ( DG ) Adrian M. Jones sold 599,945 shares on 11/28/2012 at an average price of $50.

Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer in the U.S. Dollar General Corporation has a market cap of $16.22 billion; its shares were traded at around $50 with a P/E ratio of 18.5 and P/S ratio of 1.1.

Director Adrian M. Jones sold 599,945 shares of DG stock on 11/28/2012 at the average price of $49.72. Adrian M. Jones owns at least 13,839,758 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.56% since.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( REGN ): Chairman of the Board P. Roy Vagelos sold 150,387 Shares

Chairman of the Board of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( REGN ) P. Roy Vagelos sold 150,387 shares during the past week at an average price of $180.89.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and intends to commercialize therapeutic drugs for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a market cap of $17 billion; its shares were traded at around $180.89 with a P/E ratio of 82.3 and P/S ratio of 38.1.

On Oct. 24, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced financial and operating results for the third quarter of 2012 and provided an update on development programs. The company reported total revenues of $428 million in the third quarter and $964 million in the first nine months of 2012. Total revenues included EYLEAnet product sales of $244 million in the third quarter and $562 million in the first nine months of 2012. The company reported GAAP net income of $191 million, or $1.72 per diluted share, in the third quarter and $280 million, or $2.55 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2012.

Senior Vice President Commercial Robert J. Terifay sold 9,745 shares of REGN stock on 11/23/2012 at the average price of $174.45. Robert J. Terifay owns at least 10,903 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.69% since.

Apple Inc. ( AAPL ): Senior Vice President Robert L. Mansfield sold 35,000 Shares

Senior Vice President of Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) Robert L. Mansfield sold 35,000 shares on 11/28/2012 at an average price of $584.38.

Apple Inc. is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and portable digital music players. Apple Inc has a market cap of $535.73 billion; its shares were traded at around $584.38 with a P/E ratio of 12.9 and P/S ratio of 3.4. The dividend yield of Apple Inc stocks is 1.9%. Apple Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 79.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Apple Inc. the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

On Oct. 25, 2012 Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter ended Sept. 29, 2012. The company posted quarterly revenue of $36.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $28.3 billion and net profit of $6.6 billion, or $7.05 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40 percent compared to 40.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter's revenue.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary D. Bruce Sewell sold 5,138 shares of AAPL stock on 11/08/2012 at the average price of $549.17. The price of the stock has increased by 6.41% since.

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