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Credit Acceptance CEO Sells $4.1M 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.
VMware (VMW) EMC Corp BO 500,000 $27,107,309
Select Comfort (SCSS) Adage Capital Partners Gp LLC BO 150,000 $1,082,754
World Heart (WHRT) Marxe Austin W G DIR,BO 330,200 $761,156
Maxlinear (MXL) Kibble Robert F BO 53,570 $749,980
Boulder Growth Inc Fund (BIF) Ernest Horejsi Trust No 1b BO 33,175 $212,411
Maxlinear (MXL) Alexander Edward E DIR,BO 10,538 $147,532
RMR Real Estateome Fund (RIF) Portnoy Adam PR,PR,
5,000 $129,990
Northwestern (NWE) Rowe Robert C CEO,PR,
4,925 $129,980
Petrohawk Energy (HK) Viggiano Christopher A DIR 5,000 $102,047
Blackrock (BLK) Bank Of America Corp DIR 365 $81,387
Credit Acceptance (CACC) Roberts Brett A CEO,DIR 100,000 $4,118,000
Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) Veba For Retirees Of Kaiser Aluminum BO 99,000 $3,796,650
Becton Dickinson (BDX) Becton Henry P Jr DIR 47,320 $3,712,727
World Heart (WHRT) Abiomed Inc BO 900,350 $2,178,847
Finish Line (FINL) Cohen Alan H CB,DIR,
100,000 $1,506,651
Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) Wight Russell B Jr DIR 12,100 $943,375
Perry Ellis International (PERY) Feldenkreis Oscar PR,DIR,
40,041 $929,352
Arcsight (ARST) Njemanze Hugh VP,CTO 30,000 $825,285
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $751,464
Stifel Financial (SF) Beda Bruce A DIR 9,871 $545,655

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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