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Chairman Sells $35.3M Worth of Guess

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 Wednesday 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 130,000 $7,010,939
Spectrum Brands (SPB) Harbinger Capital Master Fund I Ltd BO 22,200 $621,238
Saul Centers (BFS) Saul B Francis II CEO,DIR,BO 13,600 $568,429
Tbs International Plc (TBSI) Royce Elaine M BO 20,000 $158,526
Petrohawk Energy (HK) Smiley Stephen P DIR 4,500 $99,270
Viewcast Com (VCST) Brandenburg David DIR 475,000 $85,500
Winmark (WINA) Morgan John L CB,CEO,
3,700 $84,101
Flow International (FLOW) Brown Charles M CEO,PR 15,000 $46,599
Blackrock Corp High Yield Fund V (HYV) Keenan James O 4,000 $45,040
Boulder Total Return Fund (BTF) Lola Brown Trust 1b BO 2,500 $37,385
Guess (GES) Marciano Maurice CB,DIR,BO 749,000 $35,335,560
Developers Diversified Realty (DDR) Wolstein Iris S BO 500,000 $6,305,350
SXC Health Solutions (SXCI) Reddon Philip DIR 80,000 $5,421,600
Cardiome Pharma (CRME) Adage Capital Partners Gp LLC BO 500,000 $3,880,050
Arqule (ARQL) Bvf Partners L P Il BO 603,000 $3,696,872
GSI Commerce (GSIC) Rubin Michael CEO,PR,DIR 112,128 $3,205,818
Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) Wood William P DIR 50,000 $2,500,599
Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) Veba For Retirees Of Kaiser Aluminum BO 61,116 $2,456,805
First Cash Financial (FCFS) Burke Richard T X,BO 100,000 $2,200,268
Rackspace Hosting (RAX) Weston Graham M CB,DIR,BO 100,000 $1,963,135

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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