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Director Sells $9.2M Worth of Patterson

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 Monday 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.
Take Two Interactive (TTWO) Icahn Carl C BO 168,700 $1,683,626
TBS International Plc (TBSI) Royce Elaine M BO 42,500 $313,303
Clarient (CLRT) Smith Dennis M Jr DIR 50,000 $121,900
Bitstream (BITS) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund L BO 7,016 $56,321
Tiffany (TIF) Fish Lawrence K DIR 1,000 $48,100
Ladenburg Thalmann (LTS) Frost Phillip Md Et Al DIR,BO 50,000 $46,750
Gabelli Healthcare WellnessRx Trust (GRX) Gabelli Mario J DIR,SH 6,200 $43,341
Shore Bancshares (SHBI) Wilson John H DIR 2,000 $27,347
Aep Industries (AEPI) Gallagher Frank P DIR 1,000 $26,100
First Citizens Bancshares (FCNCA) Holding Frank B VCB,DIR,
125 $25,143
Crown Castle Intl (CCI) Spo Advisory Corp BO 592,200 $22,853,988
Patterson Companies (PDCO) Ezerski Ronald E DIR 300,000 $9,243,692
Spectrum Brands (SPB) DE Shaw Laminar Portfolios BO 89,300 $2,679,000
Patterson Companies (PDCO) Wiltz James W CEO,PR,
50,000 $1,537,210
Webmd Health (WBMD) Wygod Martin J CB,DIR 29,781 $1,386,603
Webmd Health (WBMD) Manning James V DIR 21,000 $978,390
Red Hat (RHT) Kaiser William S DIR 30,000 $897,900
National Healthcare (NHC) Tucker Lawrence C DIR 24,700 $883,260
Acme Packet (APKT) Melampy Patrick J DIR,CTO 40,000 $781,950
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $766,995

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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