Weekly Top Insider Sells: MSFT, HNZ, GOOG, and EBAY

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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:



Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ): Director William H Gates Iii sold 10,000,000 Shares

Director of Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) William H Gates Iii sold 10,000,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $29.75.

Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for a multitude of computing devices. Microsoft Corporation has a market cap of $253.08 billion; its shares were traded at around $29.75 with a P/E ratio of 10.8 and P/S ratio of 3.4. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corporation stocks is 2.7%. Microsoft Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 12.9% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Microsoft Corporation the business predictability rank of 4-star .

On July 19, 2012 Microsoft Corp. announced quarterly revenue of $18.06 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Operating income and loss per share for the quarter were $192 million and $0.06 per share. The financial results reflect the previously announced non-cash, non-tax-deductible income statement charge of $6.19 billion for the impairment of goodwill and the deferral of $540 million of revenue related to the Windows Upgrade Offer. Adjusting for these items, non-GAAP fourth quarter revenue, operating income, and earnings per share were $18.60 billion, $6.93 billion, and $0.73 per share, which represented increases of 7%, 12%, and 6%, respectively, over the prior year period.

Director William H Gates Iii sold 4,250,000 shares of MSFT stock on 07/23/2012 at the average price of 29.21. William H Gates Iii owns at least 476,732,967 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.85% since.

H.J. Heinz Company ( HNZ ): Director Nelson Peltz sold 500,000 Shares

Director of H.J. Heinz Company ( HNZ ) Nelson Peltz sold 500,000 shares on 07/27/2012 at an average price of $55.27.

H. J. Heinz Company and its subsidiaries manufacture and market an extensive line of processed food products throughout the world. H.j. Heinz Company has a market cap of $17.6 billion; its shares were traded at around $55.27 with a P/E ratio of 16.4 and P/S ratio of 1.5. The dividend yield of H.j. Heinz Company stocks is 3.8%. H.j. Heinz Company had an annual average earnings growth of 3.2% over the past 10 years.

On May 24 H.J. Heinz Company reported strong fourth-quarter results, including 5.6% sales growth and 17.4% growth in earnings per share to $0.81 excluding special charges for productivity initiatives ($0.54 reported).

Director Nelson Peltz sold 113,000 shares of HNZ stock on 03/01/2012 at the average price of 53.02. Nelson Peltz owns at least 728,134 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 4.24% since.

Google Inc ( GOOG ): Executive Chairman of Board Eric E Schmidt sold 40,000 Shares

Executive Chairman of Board of Google Inc ( GOOG ) Eric E Schmidt sold 40,000 shares during the past week at an average price of $633.75.

Google is a public and profitable company focused on search services. Google Inc has a market cap of $199.13 billion; its shares were traded at around $633.75 with a P/E ratio of 17.9 and P/S ratio of 5.3. 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. The non-GAAP measures, as well as free cash flow, an alternative non-GAAP measure of liquidity, are described below and are reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measures at the end of this release.

Director L John Doerr sold 20,603 shares of GOOG stock on 07/20/2012 at the average price of 603.26. L John Doerr owns at least 148,933 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 5.05% since.

eBay Inc ( EBAY ): SVP, Finance & CFO Robert Holmes Swan sold 225,000 Shares

SVP, Finance & CFO of eBay Inc ( EBAY ) Robert Holmes Swan sold 225,000 shares on 07/23/2012 at an average price of $45.2.

ON eBay is one of the world's largest online trading communities. Ebay Inc has a market cap of $57.93 billion; its shares were traded at around $45.2 with a P/E ratio of 22.8 and P/S ratio of 5. Ebay Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 24.8% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ebay Inc the business predictability rank of 2.5-star.

SVP, Corporate Communications Alan Lee Marks sold 1,250 shares of EBAY stock on 05/18/2012 at the average price of 39.16. Alan Lee Marks owns at least 67,947 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 15.42% since.

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