Weekly Top Insider Sells: KMI, GOOG, TRV, and HD

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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 Inc. ( KMI ): Director Kenneth A. Pontarelli sold 32,741,081 Shares

Director of Kinder Morgan Inc. ( KMI ) Kenneth A. Pontarelli sold 32,741,081 shares on 08/15/2012 at an average price of $34.2.

Kinder Morgan Inc. is engaged in energy transportation and storage in North America. Kinder Morgan Inc. has a market cap of $27.49 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.2 with a P/E ratio of 36.02 and P/S ratio of 3.33. The dividend yield of Kinder Morgan Inc stocks is 4.09%.

On Jul. 18, 2012 Kinder Morgan Inc. reported second quarter cash available to pay dividends of $307 million, up 83 percent from $168 million for the comparable 2011 period. Through the first six months, KMI reported cash available to pay dividends of $610 million, 40 percent higher than $435 million for the first half of 2011. KMI is expected to finish the year significantly ahead of its published annual budget due to its recent acquisition of El Paso Corporation.

Director Kenneth A. Pontarelli sold 32,741,081 shares of KMI stock on 08/15/2012 at the average price of $34.51. Kenneth A. Pontarelli owns at least 238,416 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.9% since.

Google Inc. ( GOOG ): Director Kavitark Ram Shriram sold 195,400 Shares

Director of Google Inc. ( GOOG ) Kavitark Ram Shriram sold 195,400 shares during the past week at an average price of $677.14. Google is a public and profitable company focused on search services. Google Inc. has a market cap of $221.45 billion; its shares were traded at around $677.14 with a P/E ratio of 19.85 and P/S ratio of 5.84. 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. Google Inc. reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs ( TAC ). In the second quarter of 2012, TAC totaled $2.60 billion, or 25% of advertising revenues.Operating income, operating margin, net income, and earnings per share ( EPS ) are reported on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis.

Director Kavitark Ram Shriram sold 50,200 shares of GOOG stock on 08/13/2012 at the average price of $650.1. Kavitark Ram Shriram owns at least 306,361 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 4.16% since.

The Travelers Companies Inc. ( TRV ): Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jay S. Fishman sold 694,287 Shares

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Travelers Companies Inc. ( TRV ) Jay S. Fishman sold 694,287 shares during the past week at an average price of $65.04.

St. Paul Travelers is a provider of commercial property-liability insurance and asset management services. The Travelers Companies Inc. has a market cap of $25.34 billion; its shares were traded at around $65.04 with a P/E ratio of 11.76 and P/S ratio of 1. The dividend yield of The Travelers Companies Inc. stocks is 2.83%. The Travelers Companies, Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 3.8% over the past five years.

On July 19, 2012 The Travelers Companies Inc. reported net income of$499 million, or $1.26 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to a net loss of$364 million, or $0.88 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Operating income in the current quarter was $495 million, or $1.26 per diluted share, compared to an operating loss of $377 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Catastrophe losses in the current quarter were $357 million after tax ($549 million pre tax), compared to $1.085 billion after tax ($1.668 billion pre tax) in the prior year quarter.

Vice Chairman Doreen Spadorcia sold 32,464 shares of TRV stock on 08/06/2012 at the average price of $63.9. Doreen Spadorcia owns at least 17,221 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.78% since.

The Home Depot Inc. ( HD ): Executive Vice President U.S. Stores Marvin R. Ellison sold 217,720 Shares

Executive Vice President U.S. Stores of The Home Depot Inc. ( HD ) Marvin R. Ellison sold 217,720 shares on 08/15/2012 at an average price of $56.65.

Home Depot is the one of world's largest home improvement retailer. The Home Depot Inc. has a market cap of $86.83 billion; its shares were traded at around $56.65 with a P/E ratio of 20.55 and P/S ratio of 1.23. The dividend yield of The Home Depot, Inc. stocks is 2.04%. The Home Depot, Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.3% over the past 10 years.

On Aug. 14, 2012 The Home Depot � , reported second quarter of fiscal 2012 net earnings of $1.5 billion, or $1.01 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $1.4 billion, or $0.86 per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2011. For the second quarter of fiscal 2012, diluted earnings per share increased 17.4 percent from the same period in the prior year. Sales for the second quarter totaled $20.6 billion, a 1.7 percent increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2011. Comparable store sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 were positive 2.1 percent, and comp sales for U.S. stores were positive 2.6 percent.

Executive Vice President Merchandising Craig A. Menear sold 15,000 shares of HD stock on 03/12/2012 at the average price of $48.59. Craig A. Menear owns at least 201,054 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 16.59% since.

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