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  • Last Weeks Insider Stock Buys And Sells 0 comments
    Sep 10, 2012 9:34 PM | about stocks: EVLV, NLS, MCRI, NEON, GOOG, AAPL, VRSK, CMCSA

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    September 11, 2012 - Last Weeks Insider Stock Buys and Sells by Guru Focus

    Last Weeks Insider Stock Buys

    ValueVision Media Inc. (VVTV): Senior Vice President and CFO William J. McGrath Bought 10,000 Shares

    Senior Vice President and CFO of ValueVision Media Inc. (VVTV) William J. McGrath bought 10,000 shares on 08/29/2012 at an average price of $1.9. ValueVision Media Inc. is a home-shopping retailer in the United States. ValueVision Media Inc. has a market cap of $92.7 million; its shares were traded at around $1.9 with and P/S ratio of 0.2.

    ValueVision Media Inc. announced operating results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter (second quarter 2012) ended July 28, 2012. ValueVision's second quarter 2012 net sales rose 2.3% to $135.2 million versus second quarter 2011.

    CEO Keith R. Stewart, Senior Vice President and CFO William J. Mcgrath, and Director Joseph F. Berardino bought shares of VVTV stock.

    Nautilus Inc. (NYSE:NLS): CFO Linda M. Pearce Bought 10,000 Shares

    CFO of Nautilus Inc. (NLS) Linda M. Pearce bought 10,000 shares on 08/30/2012 at an average price of $2.36. Nautilus Inc. helps people achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle through proper exercise, rest and nutrition. Nautilus Inc. has a market cap of $72.7 million; its shares were traded at around $2.5 with a P/E ratio of 12.4 and P/S ratio of 0.4.

    Nautilus Inc. reported unaudited operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Continuing the momentum established in 2011, net sales for the second quarter 2012 totaled $39.6 million, an increase of 14.0% compared to net sales of $34.7 million for the same quarter in 2011.

    CEO Bruce M. Cazenave, CFO Linda M. Pearce, and COO William B. Mcmahon bought shares of NLS stock.

    Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRI): CFO Ronald Rowan Bought 6,493 Shares

    CFO of Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. (MCRI) Ronald Rowan bought 6,493 shares on 08/30/2012 at an average price of $7.69. Monarch Casino & Resort Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary GoldenRoad Motor Inn Inc. Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. has a market cap of $121.7 million; its shares were traded at around $7.73 with a P/E ratio of 14.2 and P/S ratio of 0.9. Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 0.4% over the past 10 years.

    CFO Ronald Rowan bought shares of MCRI stock.

    Neonode Inc (NASDAQ:NEON): Vice President Finance and CFO David W. Brunton Bought 4,500 Shares

    Vice President Finance and CFO of Neonode Inc (NEON) David W. Brunton bought 4,500 shares on 09/07/2012 at an average price of $3.36. Neonode is a company that designs, develops and sells patented technologies and products focused on unique user experiences. Neonode Inc has a market cap of $131.3 million; its shares were traded at around $3.57 with and P/S ratio of 21.6.

    Neonode Inc. announced today that it will release financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2012 prior to the market open on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.

    Vice President Finance and CFO David W. Brunton and Director, 10% Owner Per Ivar Gosta Bystedt bought shares of NEON stock.

    Bank of SC Corporation (NASDAQ:BKSC): Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer Sheryl G. Sharry Bought 5,158 Shares

    Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer of Bank of SC Corporation (BKSC) Sheryl G. Sharry bought 5,158 shares during the past week at an average price of $11.99. Bank of SC Corporation is a one-bank holding company engaged, through its subsidiary,in general banking business. Bank of SC Corporation has a market cap of $54.4 million; its shares were traded at around $12.05 with a P/E ratio of 15.3 and P/S ratio of 3.9. The dividend yield of Bank of SC Corporation stocks is 3.6%. Bank of SC Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 1.8% over the past 10 years.

    The Bank of SC Corporation announced earnings of $890,267 or $.20 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 - an increase of 15.92% from earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 of $768,025 or $.17 per share. Returns on average assets and average equity for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were 1.12% and 10.87%, respectively, compared with 2011 returns on average assets and average equity of .97% and 9.68%, respectively. Earnings for the six months ended June 30, 2012 increased $363,598 or 25.65% to $1,780,992 compared to $1,417,394 for the six months ended June 30, 2011.

    Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer Sheryl G. Sharry, Director David R. Schools, and Chairman of the Board, 10% Owner Hugh C. Lane Jr. bought shares of BKSC stock.

    Last Weeks Insider Stock Sells

    Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): Director Kavitark Ram Shriram sold 72,604 Shares

    Director of Google Inc. (GOOG) Kavitark Ram Shriram sold 72,604 shares on 09/07/2012 at an average price of $706.5.

    Google is a public and profitable company focused on search services. Google Inc has a market cap of $224.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $706.5 with a P/E ratio of 20.1 and P/S ratio of 5.9. 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. GAAP operating income in the second quarter of 2012 was $3.20 billion, or 26% of revenues. This compares to GAAP operating income of $2.88 billion, or 32% of revenues, in the second quarter of 2011.

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Development David C. Drummond sold 198 shares of GOOG stock on 09/04/2012 at the average price of $684.9. David C. Drummond owns at least 2,847 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 3.15% since.

    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Director Millard S. Drexler sold 25,000 Shares

    Director of Apple Inc. (AAPL) Millard S. Drexler sold 25,000 shares on 08/31/2012 at an average price of $680.05.

    Apple Computer Inc. designs, manufactures and markets personal computers and related personal computing and communicating solutions for sale primarily to education, creative, consumer and business customers. Apple Inc. has a market cap of $622.04 billion; its shares were traded at around $680.05 with a P/E ratio of 15.6 and P/S ratio of 5.8. The dividend yield of Apple Inc. stocks is 0.4%. Apple Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 63.5% over the past five years.

    July 24, 2012 Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $28.6 billion and net profit of $7.3 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 42.8 percent compared to 41.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter's revenue.

    Senior Vice President Scott J. Forstall sold 64,151 shares of AAPL stock on 04/27/2012 at the average price of $603.77. Scott J. Forstall owns at least 2,988 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 12.63% since.

    Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK): Director John F. Lehman sold 236,687 Shares

    Director of Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK) John F. Lehman sold 236,687 shares on 09/05/2012 at an average price of $48.9.

    Verisk Analytics is a provider of risk assessment solutions to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage lending, government, risk management, and human resources. Verisk Analytics Inc. has a market cap of $8.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $48.9 with a P/E ratio of 25.7 and P/S ratio of 6.1.

    On June 31, 2012 Verisk Analytics Inc. announced results for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012: Diluted GAAP earnings per share (diluted GAAP EPS) were $0.43 for second-quarter 2012. Diluted adjusted earnings per share (diluted adjusted EPS) were $0.47 for second-quarter 2012, an increase of 14.6% versus the same period in 2011. Total revenue increased 14.0%, and excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, revenue grew 6.4% for second-quarter 2012.

    Director Arthur J. Rothkopf sold 12,550 shares of VRSK stock on 08/14/2012 at the average price of $48.82. Arthur J. Rothkopf owns at least 171,258 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 0.16% since.

    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): Executive Vice President Stephen B. Burke sold 326,087 Shares

    Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Stephen B. Burke sold 326,087 shares during the past week at an average price of $34.46.

    Comcast Corp., among the world's communication companies, provides basic cable, digital cable and high speed internet services that connect people to what's important in their lives. Comcast Corporation has a market cap of $89.75 billion; its shares were traded at around $34.46 with a P/E ratio of 19.2 and P/S ratio of 1.6. The dividend yield of Comcast Corporation stocks is 1.9%. Comcast Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 17.1% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Comcast Corporation the business predictability rank of 4-star.

    Comcast Corporation reported results for for the quarter ended June 39, 2012. Revenue increased 6.1% in the second quarter of 2012 to $15.2 billion, while Operating Cash Flow increased 4.2% to $5.0 billion and Operating Income increased 4.8% to $3.1 billion. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, revenue increased 13.7% to $30.1 billion, while operating cash flow increased 9.3% to $9.7 billion and operating income increased 13.1% to $5.8 billion. Earnings per Share (NYSEARCA:EPS) for the second quarter of 2012 was $0.50, a 35.1% increase from the $0.37reported in the second quarter of 2011.

    Director Kenneth J. Bacon sold 11,250 shares of CMCSA stock on 08/31/2012 at the average price of $33.59. Kenneth J. Bacon owns at least 22,260 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.59% since.

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