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Commerce Banc Chair Sells $17.8M Worth

Stocks in this article: CBSH GOOG PCX

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 Thursday 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.

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL) Baker Brothers Life Sciences Capital BO 130,295 $4,230,634
Star Scientific (CIGX) Williams JonniE CEO,DIR,
2,371,541 $2,703,557
QLT BC (QLTI) NB Public Equity K S BO 80,286 $386,877
Brown Brown (BRO) Brown Hyatt J DIR,BO 14,000 $244,386
Felcor Lodging Trust (FCH) Smith Richard Allen CEO,PR,
44,305 $199,505
Trans World Entertainment (TWMC) Higgins Robert CB,CEO,
127,096 $177,510
Boulder Total Return Fund (BTF) Lola Brown Trust 1b BO 11,300 $164,793
Searchlight Minerals (SRCH) Luxor Capital Group LP BO 77,318 $123,658
DPL (DPL) Mulpas Joseph W VP,CT,
4,350 $119,408
Boulder Growth Inc Fund (BIF) Ernest Horejsi Trust No 1b BO 18,385 $117,074
Patriot Coal (PCX) Arclight Energy Partners Fund I LP BO 2,000,000 $40,100,000
Commerce Bancshares (CBSH) Kemper David W CB,CEO,
441,060 $17,765,250
Google (GOOG) Page Lawrence PR,DIR,
27,778 $15,824,866
Patriot Coal (PCX) Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du QuebeC O 400,000 $8,240,000
Sothebys (BID) Taubman Robert S DIR 254,809 $7,785,336
NBTY (NTY) Schneider Glenn A,CEO,
149,154 $7,457,700
Knight Transportation (KNX) Knight Kevin P CEO,DIR 300,000 $6,236,310
Stifel Financial (SF) Kruszewski Ronald J CEO,DIR 100,000 $5,567,535
Map Pharmaceuticals (MAPP) Goldfischer Carl DIR 339,914 $5,370,196
Synnex (SNX) Silver Star Developments Ltd BO 148,217 $4,521,077

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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