Deja Vu?For instance, Chairman and CEO John Stafford realized a gain of $10.3 million after exercising options to buy 250,000 shares at $19.06 and selling them for $60.56. Louis Hoynes, senior VP and chief lawyer, and Robert Essner, president and chief operating officer, each brought home gains of at least $4 million by selling shares after exercising options, according to regulatory filings. Five other insiders also sold stock in the most recent round. While exercising options is business-as-usual for top executives in many companies, the matter is worrisome to some. First Call, in an analysis posted Wednesday, said AHP insider stock sales this year were "the first of any note at the company since insiders sold in early 1999, ahead of a 40% slump." AHP stock slipped Friday to $60, off a 52-week high of $65.25.
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