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Bill Gates' Trust Buys $7M of AutoNation

Which insiders are selling and buying chunks of stocks?

Below are lists of the top 10 open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday as ranked by dollar value. Company executives and directors are in the best position to assess the attractiveness of their firms' shares, and here is how many of them are voting their wallets!

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Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Marchex (MCHX) Par Investment Partners LP BO 3,750,000 $17,250,000
Autonation Fl (AN) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust O 900,000 $6,998,932
Transmeta (TMTA) Riley Bryant R DIR 46,803 $818,810
Rackspace Hosting (RAX) Still George J Jr DIR,BO 113,500 $713,516
Rackspace Hosting (RAX) Haque Promod BO 113,500 $713,515
Bronco Drilling (BRNC) Inmobiliaria Carso S A De C V BO 96,000 $527,824
Graymark Healthcare (GRMH) Harroz Joseph Jr PR,DIR,
100,000 $325,000
SBA Communications (SBAC) Carr Brian C DIR 26,127 $311,956
Thomas Properties Group (TPGI) Thomas James A CB,CEO,
77,100 $161,910
Merge Healthcare (MRGE) Merrick Ris LLC DIR,BO 208,500 $134,742
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Prosperity Bancshares (PRSP) Morian S Reed DIR 161,187 $5,164,931
Stanley (SXE) Gallagher Lawrence A DIR 50,000 $1,603,427
Alexandria RE Equities (ARE) Marcus Joel S CEO,DIR 30,000 $1,245,900
Memsic (MEMS) Celtic House Venture Partners Fund IIa LP BO 623,000 $936,510
Resmed (RMD) Roberts Christopher G DIR 20,000 $683,491
KBW (KBW) Duffy John G CB,CEO,
24,102 $532,815
Level 3 Communications (LVLT) Eby Douglas C DIR 500,000 $420,200
Trustco Bank Corp NY (TRST) Mccormick Robert A CB,DIR 37,770 $410,564
Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP) Loughry Ed C Jr DIR 12,100 $327,367
Texas Capital Bancshares (TCBI) Stallings Robert W DIR 20,142 $301,062
Key to Titles: A=Assistant, AI=Affiliated Investor, AO=Accounting Officer, BD=Business Development, BO=Beneficial Owner, CAO=Chief Accounting Officer, CB=Chairman, CCO=Chief Compliance Officer, CEO=Chief Executive Officer, CFO=Chief Financial Officer, CIO=Chief Information Officer, CO=Compliance Officer, COO=Chief Operating Officer, CT=Controller, CTO=Chief Technology Officer, DIR=Director, F=Founder, FO=Financial Officer, GC=General Counsel, HR=Human Resources, IO=Information Officer, IR=Investor Relations, LO=Legal Officer, MD=Managing Director, O=Officer, OO=Operating Officer, PR=President, PT=Partner, REL=Relative of an insider, SEC=Secretary, SH=Shareholder, SO=Sales Officer, TO=Technology Officer, TR=Treasurer, TT=Trustee, VCB=Vice Chairman, VP=Vice President, X=Ex Officer or other title displayed.

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Jonathan Moreland is director of research and publisher of the weekly publication InsiderInsights, founder of the Web site and the director of research at Insider Asset Management LLC. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. While he cannot provide investment advice or recommendations, Moreland appreciates your feedback; click here to send him an email.

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