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Home Depot Director Sells $256M 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.
Dynex Capital (DX) Akin Thomas B CB,CEO,
200,000 $1,800,000
Enterprise Gp Holdings LP (EPE) Duncan Dan L CB,DIR,BO 39,100 $1,745,406
DWS Dreman Value Inc Edge Fund (DHG) Benchmark Plus Mgt BO 73,800 $944,331
Cohen Steers Quality Inc Realty Fund (RQI) Cohen Martin CB,DIR 50,000 $367,500
Presstek (PRST) Kellogg Peter R BO 90,994 $360,707
Wal Mart Stores (WMT) Breyer James DIR 5,000 $279,495
Clough Global Opps Fund (GLO) Clough Charles Jr A 18,993 $245,943
Advocat (AVCA) Marlin Capital Partners BO 30,000 $198,000
Felcor Lodging Trust (FCH) Smith Richard Allen CEO,PR,DIR 29,046 $142,856
Taubman Centers (TCO) Taubman Robert S CB,CEO,
3,000 $124,548
Home Depot (HD) Batchelder David H DIR 7,890,900 $255,855,279
Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX) Powell Michael DIR 700,000 $4,293,200
Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) Wight Russell B Jr DIR 30,000 $2,276,382
FMC Technologies (FTI) Halvorsen Tore VP 34,000 $2,153,389
Alliance Data Systems (ADS) Parks J Michael DIR 29,950 $1,999,462
Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) Kogod Robert P DIR 25,000 $1,891,500
Wiley John Sons (JWA) Kippur Stephen A PR,PR,VP 30,000 $1,305,786
Macerich (MAC) Grossi Anthony VP,COO 32,397 $1,303,003
Safety Insurance (SAFT) Brussard David F CB,CEO,
30,995 $1,174,239
Volterra Semiconductor (VLTR) Teuscher Craig VP,SO 41,600 $1,040,000

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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