Weekly Top Insider Sells: KMI, DG, AZO, ULTA, and MNST

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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:



Kinder Morgan ( KMI ): Director Kenneth A Pontarelli sold 36,695,835 Shares

Director of Kinder Morgan ( KMI ) Kenneth A Pontarelli sold 36,695,835 shares on 06/11/2012 at an average price of $31.87.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. is engaged in energy transportation and storage in North America. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $16.9 billion; its shares were traded at around $31.87 with a P/E ratio of 41.5 and P/S ratio of 2. The dividend yield of Kinder Morgan stocks is 4.1%.

On May 03, 2012 El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. reported first quarter 2012 financial and operational results for the partnership. The partnership reported $111 million net income for the first quarter of 2012, which is an 8 percent jump from the same 2011 period. Adjusted EBITDA grew 7 percent to $246 million, while distributable cash flow was up 12 percent to $170 million.

Director Kenneth A Pontarelli sold 36,695,835 shares of KMI stock on 06/11/2012 at the average price of 31.73. Kenneth A Pontarelli owns at least 238,659 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.44% since.

Dollar General ( DG ): Director Adrian M Jones sold 7,379,508 Shares

Director of Dollar General ( DG ) Adrian M Jones sold 7,379,508 shares on 06/11/2012 at an average price of $51.87.

Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer in the United States. Dollar General has a market cap of $17.02 billion; its shares were traded at around $51.87 with a P/E ratio of 20.1 and P/S ratio of 1.2.

On June 4, 2012 Dollar General Corporation reported record sales, operating profit and net income for its fiscal 2012 first quarter ended May 4, 2012. The Company's net income increased by 36 percent to $213 million in the 2012 first quarter, compared to net income of $157 million in the 2011 first quarter. Diluted earnings per share ("EPS") increased by 40 percent to $0.63 in the 2012 first quarter from $0.45 in the 2011 quarter. Adjusted diluted EPS increased 31 percent to $0.63 in the 2012 first quarter from $0.48 in the 2011 first quarter.

EVP, Global Supply Chain John W Flanigan sold 25,361 shares of DG stock on 06/11/2012 at the average price of 45.23. John W Flanigan owns at least 21,498 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 14.68% since.

Autozone Inc ( AZO ): Corporate Development Officer Robert D Olsen sold 50,000 Shares

Corporate Development Officer of Autozone Inc ( AZO ) Robert D Olsen sold 50,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $385.48.

Autozone is the nation's specialty retailer of automotive parts and accessories, primarily focusing on do-it-yourself customers. Autozone Inc has a market cap of $14.69 billion; its shares were traded at around $385.48 with a P/E ratio of 17.3 and P/S ratio of 1.8. Autozone Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 18.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Autozone Inc the business predictability rank of 5-star .

On May 22, 2012 AutoZone, Inc. reported net sales of $2.1 billion for its third quarter (12 weeks) ended May 5, 2012, an increase of 6.7% from the third quarter of fiscal 2011 (12 weeks). Domestic same store sales, or sales for stores open at least one year, increased 3.9% for the quarter. Net income for the quarter increased $21.2 million, or 9.3%, over the same period last year to $248.6 million, while diluted earnings increased 18.6% to $6.28 per share from $5.29 per share in the year-ago quarter.

Senior Vice President Larry M Roesel sold 3,875 shares of AZO stock on 06/07/2012 at the average price of 387.7. Larry M Roesel owns at least 439 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.57% since.

Ulta Salon Cosm ( ULTA ): CFO Gregg R Bodnar sold 125,825 Shares

CFO of Ulta Salon Cosm ( ULTA ) Gregg R Bodnar sold 125,825 shares on 06/08/2012 at an average price of $95.84.

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 Cosm has a market cap of $5.89 billion; its shares were traded at around $95.84 with a P/E ratio of 45.4 and P/S ratio of 3.3.

On Jun. 5, 2012 Ulta Beauty announced financial results for the thirteen week period ("First Quarter") ended April 28, 2012, which compares to the same period ended April 30, 2011. Net sales increased 22.8% to $474.1 million from $386.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. Net income increased 49.7% to $34.9 million compared to $23.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011; Income per diluted share increased 45.9% to $0.54 compared to $0.37 in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

Director Charles Heilbronn sold 8,050,000 shares of ULTA stock on 05/15/2012 at the average price of 81.06. Charles Heilbronn owns at least 3,151,970 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 18.23% since.

Monster Beverag ( MNST ): Vice Chairman and President Hilton H Schlosberg sold 150,000 Shares

Vice Chairman and President of Monster Beverag ( MNST ) Hilton H Schlosberg sold 150,000 shares on 06/13/2012 at an average price of $78.58.

Monster Beverage Corporation is a marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Monster Beverag has a market cap of $13.41 billion; its shares were traded at around $78.58 with a P/E ratio of 46.1 and P/S ratio of 7.9. Monster Beverag had an annual average earnings growth of 60.8% over the past 10 years.

On May 9, 2012 Monster Beverage Corporation reported record sales and profits for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Gross sales for the 2012 first quarter increased 26.9 percent to $517.3 million from $407.6 million in the same period last year. Net sales for the three-months ended March 31, 2012 increased 27.5 percent to $454.6 million from $356.4 million a year ago. For the 2012 first quarter, gross profit as a percentage of net sales was 53.1 percent, compared with 52.1 percent for the comparable 2011 quarter.

Vice Chairman and President Hilton H Schlosberg sold 300,000 shares of MNST stock on 03/02/2012 at the average price of 57.63. Hilton H Schlosberg owns at least 22,570,168 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 36.35% since.

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Referenced Stocks: AZO , DG , KMI , MNST , ULTA

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