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Sturm Ruger Director Buys $334K Worth

By Jonathan Moreland, founder of and author of Profit From Legal Insider Trading.

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 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! 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.
Boulder Growth Inc Fund (BIF) Ernest Horejsi Trust No 1b BO 58,550 $365,051
Sturm Ruger (RGR) Cosentino John A Jr DIR 28,000 $334,397
Express Scripts (ESRX) Lahowchic Nicholas DIR 3,000 $296,490
Hancock Holding (HBHC) Saik Clifton J VP 7,007 $287,357
Boulder Total Return Fund (BTF) Lola Brown Trust 1b BO 18,100 $253,484
Entegris (ENTG) Sullivan Brian F DIR 50,000 $237,845
Aldila (ALDA) Miller Lloyd I III BO 52,130 $208,520
Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) Ippolito Tobia DIR 10,000 $189,151
Pool (POOL) Sledd Robert C DIR 7,500 $157,131
Franklin Street Properties (FSP) Carter George J PR,DIR 10,000 $130,000
Blackstone Group LP (BX) Hill J Tomilson VCB,DIR 855,784 $12,279,149
Accuride (ACUZ) Senator Investment Group LP BO 7,483,636 $9,912,617
Citrix Systems (CTXS) Dow Stephen M DIR 136,082 $5,973,609
Mastercard (MA) Selander Robert W CEO,DIR 25,299 $5,894,869
Brigham Exploration (BEXP) Brigham Ben M CEO,PR,
275,000 $4,819,210
Equity Residential (EQR) Spector Gerald A VCB,DIR 100,000 $3,600,020
Blackstone Group LP (BX) Tosi Laurence A CFO 191,013 $2,740,735
Anadarko Petroleum (APC) Walker R A PR,COO 28,813 $2,020,154
FMC Technologies (FTI) Carr Jeffrey W VP,GC 28,782 $1,737,645
Cree (CREE) Von Arx Dolph W  DIR 25,000 $1,718,250

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.
Jonathan Moreland is the founder of , which produces a weekly newsletter and offers professional screening and alerting tools to analyze a proprietary, real-time insider data feed. He is also the principal of Insider Asset Management, a registered investment advisor in New York. Mr. Moreland has been analyzing insider data professionally for two decades and has been a contributor to since 2001. A fundamental analyst with an MBA in finance, Mr. Moreland long ago identified insider data as an excellent first screen to determine where to focus his research efforts. He is quoted frequently in the media for his insider analysis and stock recommendations stemming from it. He is also author of Profit From Legal Insider Trading.

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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