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Illinois Tool Works Director Buys $442K Worth

Stocks in this article: ITW JAV PHX BITS IIG BRK.B GNTX

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- 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 Tuesday 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! Please note, however, that these are factual lists, not buy and sell recommendations. Dollar value is only one metric to assess the importance of an insider transaction.

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Crown Susan DIR 10,000 $442,100
Javelin Pharmaceuticals (JAV) Flanzraich Neil DIR 165,483 $212,045
DWS Global Commodities Stock Fund (GCS) Benchmark Plus Management BO 16,200 $123,011
MFA Financial (MFA) Josephs Robin DIR 14,200 $100,252
Panhandle Oil Gas (PHX) Ligon Duke R DIR 3,700 $93,074
Nasdaq Omx Group (NDAQ) Nielsen Hans Munk DIR 4,500 $81,135
Amkor Technology (AMKR) Carolin Roger Anthony DIR 12,900 $80,683
Bitstream (BITS) Columbia Pacific Opportunity Fund BO 10,000 $78,866
Imergent (IIG) Mihaylo Steven G CEO,DIR,
10,000 $67,950
Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) Slotnik Joseph J DIR 5,000 $47,000
Microsoft (MSFT) Gates William H III DIR 2,000,000 $56,172,400
Mastercard (MA) Selander Robert W CEO,DIR 35,404 $8,053,667
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) Bill Melinda Gates Foundation BO 93,000 $7,162,557
Gentex (GNTX) Bauer Fred CB,CEO,
362,500 $6,799,627
Tuesday Morning (TUES) Madison Dearborn Partners II LP BO 1,425,400 $6,784,904
UDR (UDR) Wallis W Mark VP 200,000 $3,047,600
Equinix (EQIX) Smith Stephen M CEO,PR 23,773 $2,266,392
Ultimate Software (ULTI) Scherr Scott CB,CEO,
75,756 $2,099,199
Tal International (TAL) Berkowitz Bruce R BO 145,672 $2,016,645
Jacobs Engineering (JEC) Watson Noel G CB,DIR 50,000 $1,882,740

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.

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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