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Weekly Insider Sells Highlights: Facebook, PacWest Bancorp, Waste Management, Alnylam ...

According to GuruFocus Insider Data , the largest insider sells during the past week were: Facebook Inc. ( NASDAQ:FB ), PacWest Bancorp ( NASDAQ:PACW ), Waste Management Inc. ( NYSE:WM ) and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( ALNY ).

The overall trend of insiders is illustrated in the chart below:

Facebook Inc.: Director Marc L. Andreessen sold 589,443 shares

Director Marc L. Andreessen sold 589,443 shares during the past week at an average price of $104.04. Andreessen owns at least 167,868 shares after this, and the price of the stock has decreased by 4.3% since.

Facebook has a market cap of $294.22 billion, and its shares were traded at around $104.04 with a P/E ratio of 105.29 and a P/S ratio of 18.56.

Facebook recently released its third-quarter results ended Sept. 30. For this quarter, revenues were $4.5 billion, which was 41% higher than the $3.2 billion reported in the prior year quarter. GAAP net income for the third quarter was $896 million, or 31 cents per diluted share, compared to income of $806 million, or 30 cents per diluted share last year. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was 57 cents versus 43 cents for the year ago period. Facebook also reported daily active users for the month of September up 17% year over year to 1.01 billion, and mobile active users up 27%.

PacWest Bancorp: Director Paul Robert Burke sold 614,616 shares

Director Paul Robert Burke sold 614,616 shares during the past week at an average price of $45.08.

PacWest Bancorp, formerly known as First Community Bancorp, was organized on Oct. 22, 1999. The company has a market cap of $5.42 billion, with its shares traded at around $45.08 with a P/E ratio of 15.43 and a P/S ratio of 5.33. The dividend yield of PacWest Bancorp stocks is 4.46%.

For its third quarter of 2015, PacWest Bancorp reported revenues of $211.1 million and net earnings of $68.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted share. This compares to revenues of $206.5 million and earnings of $51.6 million, or $0.60 per share for the third quarter of 2014.

Director John M. Eggemeyer III has also sold shares of PACW stock.

Waste Management Inc.: Executive Vice President James E. Trevathan Jr. sold 308,983 shares

Executive Vice President James E. Trevathan Jr. sold 308,983 shares on Nov. 10 at an average price of $52.56.

Waste Management has a market cap of $23.47 billion. Its shares were traded at around $52.56 with a P/E ratio of 22.47 and a P/S ratio of 1.83. The dividend yield of Waste Management stocks is 2.91%, and it had an annual average earnings growth of 1.90% over the past 10 years.

Waste Management has reported its third quarter 2015 results. Revenues for the third quarter were $3.36 billion compared with $3.60 billion for the prior year period. Net income was $335 million and diluted EPS were 74 cents, compared with net income of $270 million and diluted EPS of 58 cents for the third quarter of 2014. Cash dividends per common share were 38.5 cents for the quarter.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Director Kevin P. Starr sold 75,000 shares

Director Kevin P. Starr sold 75,000 shares on Nov. 12 at an average price of $101.36.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a market cap of $8.59 billion; its shares were traded at around $101.36 with a P/S ratio of 142.76. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 4.10% over the past 10 years.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had third quarter net loss per share of 91 cents compared to net loss per share of 58 cents for the third quarter of 2014. The increased loss was largely due to an increase in research and developmental costs. The company reports that it is on track to complete enrollment in its APOLLO phase three trial of patisiran for treatment of (TTR)-mediated amyloidosis and expects NDA filing in 2017.

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