Exec Insider Financial Stock Sales Prior to Close of Year

These insiders are bearish on the following companies in the Financial sector for the week ending December 23rd, 2011:

Erin C Ibele who is Sr. VP-Admin. & Corp. Secy. at Health Care REIT Inc. (NYSE:HCN), sold 7,034 shares on Dec 16 at $51.50 per share for a total value of $362,251. The shares recently traded at $54.03, up $1.99, or 3.82% since the insider sale. About the company: Health Care REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Trust invests in senior housing and health care real estate. Health Care also provide an extensive array of property management and development services. The trust owns interests in nursing homes, retirement centers, assisted living facilities, and specialty care hospitals. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

William M Cody who is Chief Investment at Progressive Corp. (NYSE:PGR), sold 5,000 shares on Dec 19 at $18.49 per share for a total value of $92,429. The shares recently traded at $19.28, up $0.91, or 4.95% since the insider sale. About the company: The Progressive Corporation is an insurance holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provide personal and commercial automobile insurance and other specialty property-casualty insurance and related services throughout the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Gary L Coleman who is EVP & Chief Financial Officer at Torchmark Corp. (NYSE:TMK), sold 19,920 shares on Dec 19 at $42.21 per share for a total value of $840,887. The shares recently traded at $43.51, up $1.9, or 4.57% since the insider sale. About the company: Torchmark Corporation is an insurance and financial services holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries offer life and health insurance, and annuities. Life products include traditional and interest sensitive whole life insurance as well as term life insurance. Health products include Medicare supplement, cancer, accident, long-term care, and limited hospital and surgical coverages. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Herbert Simon who is Chairman Emeritus of the Board at Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE:SPG), sold 75,000 shares on Dec 22 at $129.21 per share for a total value of $9,690,660. The shares recently traded at $130.26, up $1.2, or 0.93% since the insider sale. About the company: Simon Property Group, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed, real estate investment trust. The Company owns, develops, and manages retail real estate properties including regional malls, outlet centers, community/lifestyle centers, and international properties. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Joan L Gulley who is EVP & Chief HR Officer at PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE:PNC), sold 36,750 shares on Dec 22 at $58.00 per share for a total value of $2,131,500. The shares recently traded at $58.57, up $0.57, or 0.98% since the insider sale. About the company: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services organization. The Company provides regional banking, wholesale banking, and asset management services nationally and in the Company’s primary regional markets. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Mark Falanga who is President-Merch. Mart Division at Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO), sold 1,671 shares on Dec 21 at $76.00 per share for a total value of $126,991. The shares recently traded at $77.10, up $1.07, or 1.41% since the insider sale. About the company: Vornado Realty Trust is a fully-integrated real estate investment trust. The trust owns, manages and leases office properties in New York City, Washington, DC, and California. The Company also owns retail properties Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Glen Salow who is Exec VP of Serv Del & Tech at Ameriprise Financial Inc. (NYSE:AMP), sold 363,700 shares on Dec 22 at $50.00 per share for a total value of $18,185,509. The shares recently traded at $50.61, up $0.56, or 1.12% since the insider sale. About the company: Ameriprise Financial, Inc. is a financial planning and services firm. The Company provides financial planning, products and services that are designed to be utilized as solutions for its clients’ cash and liquidity, asset accumulation, income, protection, and estate and wealth transfer needs. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

John W Keogh who is Vice Chairman, COO and* at ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE), sold 13,981 shares on Dec 22 at $69.66 per share for a total value of $973,916. The shares recently traded at $70.47, up $0.51, or 0.73% since the insider sale. About the company: ACE Limited is the holding company for the ACE Group of Companies, a property and casualty insurance business. The Group provides a diversified range of products and services to clients through operations in countries around the world. ACE provides specialty insurance and reinsurance products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Vern D Herbel who is EVP and Chief Admin. Officer at Torchmark Corp. (NYSE:TMK), sold 15,103 shares on Dec 23 at $43.32 per share for a total value of $654,221. About the company: Torchmark Corporation is an insurance and financial services holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries offer life and health insurance, and annuities. Life products include traditional and interest sensitive whole life insurance as well as term life insurance. Health products include Medicare supplement, cancer, accident, long-term care, and limited hospital and surgical coverages. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Spencer H Stone who is Controller at Torchmark Corp. (NYSE:TMK), sold 5,700 shares on Dec 22 at $43.07 per share for a total value of $245,484. The shares recently traded at $43.51, up $0.51, or 1.19% since the insider sale. About the company: Torchmark Corporation is an insurance and financial services holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries offer life and health insurance, and annuities. Life products include traditional and interest sensitive whole life insurance as well as term life insurance. Health products include Medicare supplement, cancer, accident, long-term care, and limited hospital and surgical coverages. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from publicly available SEC filings. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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