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Top Insider Sales: Aug, 24, 2012 (AMSG, HAST, GTLS, FRS, CBOU, KSS, AKAM, BDN, HMN, PCS)

|Includes: AKAM, Amsurg Corp. (AMSG), BDN, CBOU, FRS, GTLS, HAST, HMN, KSS, TMUS

Contextuall scans the SEC databases on a daily basis, always trying to identify companies that are being dragged down by significant insider selling.

Investors like to track the activity of insiders, especially when you consider that these executives know more about their company's outlook than the rest of us. And if they're turning bearish on a stock, it's worth a closer look.

Here is a list of the top insider sales reported to the SEC on 8/24/2012.

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1. AmSurg Corp. (NASDAQ:AMSG): Total value of insider selling reported at $136,644

Insiders Involved:

David Manning (EVP-Chief Development Officer)
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Description: Engages in the development, acquisition, and operation of ambulatory surgery centers in partnership with physicians in the United States. (Click here for AmSurg Corp. website)

2. HAST (NASDAQ:HAST): Total value of insider selling reported at $126,750

Insiders Involved:

Marmaduke Stephen S (10% Owner)
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3. Chart Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:GTLS): Total value of insider selling reported at $98,420

Insiders Involved:

Thomas Williams (Director)
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Description: Chart Industries, Inc. manufactures and supplies engineered equipment used in the production, storage, and end-use of hydrocarbon and industrial gases in the United States and internationally. (Click here for Chart Industries Inc. website)

4. Frisch's Restaurants Inc. (NYSEMKT:FRS): Total value of insider selling reported at $83,617

Insiders Involved:

Jerome Montopoli (Director)
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Description: Operates restaurants in the United States. (Click here for Frisch's Restaurants Inc. website)

5. Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOU): Total value of insider selling reported at $72,976

Insiders Involved:

J. Timothy Hennessy (NASDAQ:CFO)
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Karen Raffel Mcbride (SVP Human Resources)
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Description: Operates coffeehouses primarily in the United States. (Click here for Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. website)

6. Kohl's Corp. (NYSE:KSS): Total value of insider selling reported at $72,615

Insiders Involved:

Peter Sommerhauser (Director)
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Description: Operates department stores in the United States. (Click here for Kohl's Corp. website)

7. Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM): Total value of insider selling reported at $63,762

Insiders Involved:

Melanie Haratunian (SVP - General Counsel)
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Description: Provides services for accelerating and improving the delivery of content and applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. (Click here for Akamai Technologies, Inc. website)

8. Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN): Total value of insider selling reported at $61,470

Insiders Involved:

Anthony Nichols (Director)
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Description: Brandywine Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment firm. (Click here for Brandywine Realty Trust website)

9. Horace Mann Educators Corp. (NYSE:HMN): Total value of insider selling reported at $57,882

Insiders Involved:

R. Charles Wright (Director)
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Description: Horace Mann Educators Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and underwrites personal lines of property and casualty insurance, retirement annuities, and life insurance in the United States. (Click here for Horace Mann Educators Corp. website)

10. MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (PCS): Total value of insider selling reported at $55,944

Insiders Involved:

Associates, Ta
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Description: MetroPCS Communications, Inc., a wireless telecommunications carrier, together with its subsidiaries, provides wireless broadband mobile services in the United States. (Click here for MetroPCS Communications, Inc. website)

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