Weekly Top Insider Sells: ULTA, DAL, PSA, TRV, and V

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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:

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. ( ULTA ): Director Charles Heilbronn sold 8,050,000 Shares

Director of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. ( ULTA ) Charles Heilbronn sold 8,050,000 shares on 05/15/2012 at an average price of $85.32.

ULTA is the largest beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services in the U.S. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. has a market cap of $5.35 billion; its shares were traded at around $85.32 with a P/E ratio of 44.91 and P/S ratio of 3.01.

On May 7, 2012 Ulta Beauty announced preliminary first quarter fiscal 2012 results. The company now expects to report that total net sales for first quarter fiscal 2012 were $474 million, compared to previous guidance of $452 million to $460 million. This represents a 22.8% increase from total net sales of $386 million for first quarter 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 5.26% since.

Delta Air Lines ( DAL ): Executive Vice President HR and Labor Relations Michael H. Campbell sold 36,494 Shares

Executive Vice President HR and Labor Relations of Delta Air Lines ( DAL ) Michael H. Campbell sold 36,494 shares on 05/14/2012 at an average price of $10.14.

Delta is America's fastest growing international carrier. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $8.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $10.14 with a P/E ratio of 5.83 and P/S ratio of 0.24.

On April 25, Delta Air Lines reported financial results for the March 2012 quarter. Highlights from the quarter include: Excluding special items(1), Delta's net loss for the March 2012 quarter was $39 million, or $0.05 per share, and its pre-tax loss was $36 million.

Executive Vice President and COO Stephen E. Gorman sold 50,000 shares of DAL stock on 05/07/2012 at the average price of $11.25. Stephen E. Gorman owns at least 630,660 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 9.87% since.

Public Storage ( PSA ): Chairman Emeritus B. Wayne Hughes Et Al sold 176,672 Shares

Chairman Emeritus of Public Storage ( PSA ) B. Wayne Hughes Et Al sold 176,672 shares on 05/14/2012 at an average price of $130.51.

Public Storage Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that primarily acquires, develops, owns and operates self-storage facilities. Public Storage has a market cap of $22.38 billion; its shares were traded at around $130.51 with a P/E ratio of 22.2 and P/S ratio of 12.77. The dividend yield of Public Storage stocks is 3.37%. Public Storage had an annual average earnings growth of 5.5% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Public Storage the business predictability rank of 4.5-star .

On May 3, 2012 Public Storage announced operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. For the three months ended March 31, 2012, net income allocable to our common shareholders was $125.3 million or$0.73 per diluted common share.

Director, 10% Owner Tamara Hughes Gustavson sold 135,000 shares of PSA stock on 03/08/2012 at the average price of $129.47. Tamara Hughes Gustavson owns at least 1,204,533 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.8% since.

Travelers Cos ( TRV ): Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay S. Fishman sold 300,000 Shares

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Travelers Cos ( TRV ) Jay S. Fishman sold 300,000 shares on 05/11/2012 at an average price of $62.18. St.

Paul Travelers is a provider of commercial property-liability insurance and asset management services. Travelers Cos has a market cap of $24.44 billion; its shares were traded at around $62.18 with a P/E ratio of 18.45 and P/S ratio of 0.96. The dividend yield of Travelers Cos stocks is 2.64%. Travelers Cos had an annual average earnings growth of 3.8% over the past five years.

On April 19, 2012 The Travelers Companies Inc. reported net income of $806 million, or $2.02 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, compared to $839 million, or $1.92 per diluted share in the prior year quarter. Operating income in the current quarter was $801 million, or $2.01 per diluted share, compared to $826 million, or $1.89 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Net and operating income in the prior year quarter included a $104 million benefit from the resolution of prior year tax matters.

Executive Vice President Treasurer Maria Olivo sold 26,843 shares of TRV stock on 04/25/2012 at the average price of $63.69. Maria Olivo owns at least 55,976 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 2.37% since.

Visa Inc.-A ( V ): President John Partridge sold 115,000 Shares

President of Visa Inc.-A ( V ) John Partridge sold 115,000 shares on 05/15/2012 at an average price of $112.64.

Visa operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network and is one of the most recognized global financial services brands. Visa Inc.-A has a market cap of $91.69 billion; its shares were traded at around $112.64 with a P/E ratio of 20.04 and P/S ratio of 9.98. The dividend yield of Visa Inc.-A stocks is 0.78%.

On May 2, 2012 Visa Inc. announced financial results for the Company's fiscal second quarter 2012 ended March 31, 2012. On an adjusted basis, excluding this non-cash benefit, net income for the quarter was $1.1 billion, an increase of 23% over the prior year, and diluted class A common stock earnings per share were $1.60, an increase of 30% over the prior year.

Group President, Americas William M. Sheedy sold 52,000 shares of V stock on 01/04/2012 at the average price of $102.56. William M. Sheedy owns at least 33,193 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 9.83% since.

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