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Weekly CFO Sells Highlight

- By Myra Ramdenbourg

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the recent CFO sells were: Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (MTD), The Ultimate Software Group Inc. (ULTI), and Twitter Inc. (TWTR).

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (MTD): CFO Shawn Vadala sold 670 shares

CFO Shawn Vadala sold 670 shares for $670 per share on Feb. 13. Since then, the stock price has decreased by 0.17%. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has a market cap of $16.58 billion and its shares were traded around $668.86. The company has a price-earnings ratio of 33.63 and price-sales ratio of 5.87. Over the past 10 years, Mettler-Toledo International Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 13%. GuruFocus rated Mettler-Toledo International Inc. the business predictability rank of 5-star.


Mettler-Toledo International announced its fourth-quarter results with revenue of $817.92 million and gross profit of $477.57 million, while the net income was $181.19 million. The 2018 total revenue was $2.94 billion, an 8% increase from 2017. The gross profit was $1.68 billion, a 7% increase from the year prior. The net income was $512.61 million.

President and CEO Oliver A. Filliol sold 34,000 shares for $664.37 per share on Feb. 12. Since then, the stock price has increased by 0.68%. Director Robert F. Spoerry sold 16,713 shares for $669.47 per share on Feb. 14. Since then, the stock price has decreased by 0.09%. Head of Human Resources Christian Magloth sold 1,500 shares for $666.91 per share on Feb. 13. Since then, the stock price has increased by 0.29%.

The Ultimate Software Group Inc. (ULTI): Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer Felicia Alvaro sold 3,929 shares

Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer Felicia Alvaro sold 3,929 shares for $331.95 per share on Feb. 11. Since then, the stock price has increased by 0.28%. The Ultimate Software Group Inc. has a market cap of $11.98 billion and.its shares were traded around $332.87. The company has a price-earnings ratio of 160.81 and price-sales ratio of 9.19. Over the past 10 years, The Ultimate Software Group Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 26.60%. GuruFocus rated The Ultimate Software Group Inc. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

The Ultimate Software Group announced its fourth-quarter results with revenue of $304.80 million and gross profit of $192.23 million, while the net income was $13.38 million. The 2018 total revenue was $1.14 billion, a 21% increase from 2017. The gross profit was $708.81 billion, a 21% increase from the year prior. The net income was $65.14 million.

Chairman, President and CEO Scott Scherr sold 70,809 shares for $331.68 per share on Feb. 11. Since then, the stock price has increased by 0.36%. Senior Vice President, Technology Adam Rogers sold 5,495 shares for $331.91 per share on Feb. 11. Since then, the stock price has increased by 0.29%. Senior Vice President, Enterprise Sales Gregory Swick sold 2,974 shares for $331.99 per share on Feb. 11. Since then, the stock price has increased by 0.27%.

Twitter Inc. (TWTR): Director Evan Clark Williams sold 682,242 shares

CFO Ned D. Segal sold 6,000 shares for $30.38 per share on Feb. 12. Since then, the stock price has increased by 2.8%. Twitter Inc. has a market cap of $23.77 billion and its shares were traded around $31.23. The company has a price-earnings ratio of 20.02 and price-sales ratio of 7.93.

Twitter announced its fourth-quarter results with revenue of $908.84 million and gross profit of $640.49 million, while net income was $255.30 million. The 2018 total revenue was $3.04 billion, a 25% increase from 2017. The gross profit was $2.08 billion, a 31% increase from the year prior. The net income was $1.21 billion.

Director Evan Clark Williams sold 682,242 shares for $30.29 per share on Feb. 12. Since then, the stock price has increased by 3.1%. Chief Accounting Officer Robert Kaiden sold 9,219 shares for $34.15 per share on Feb. 06. Since then, the stock price has decreased by 8.55%. Vice President Engineering Michael Montano sold 1,250 shares for $34.29 per share on Feb. 5. Since then, the stock price has decreased by 8.92%.

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This article first appeared on GuruFocus.