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Shareholder Buys $9.3M Worth of World Acceptance

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.
World Acceptance (WRLD) Smith Thomas W BO,BO 261,985 $9,265,790
Mexico Fund (MXF) Clariond Eugenio DIR 81,529 $2,049,540
Webmedia Brands (WEBM) Meckler Alan M CB,CEO,
653,438 $682,843
Spectrum Brands (SPB) Harbinger Capital Master Fund I BO 21,000 $631,320
WHX (WXCO) Steel Partners II LP BO 59,482 $290,113
Solarwinds (SWI) Berry Michael J CFO,VP 15,000 $289,148
General Moly (GMO) Ergas Jean Pierre DIR 50,000 $194,500
Southwest Bancorp (OKSB) Green Rick CEO,PR,
10,000 $125,000
Celanese (CE) Weidman David N CB,CEO 3,100 $100,378
Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC) Duff Andrew S CB,CEO,
2,500 $96,700
Microsoft (MSFT) Gates William H III DIR 2,000,000 $61,975,200
Dendreon (DNDN) Gold Mitchell CEO,PR 554,887 $28,878,910
Eaton (ETN) Cutler Alexander M CB,CEO,
234,282 $18,315,257
Tempur Pedic Intl (TPX) Masto Christopher A DIR 478,217 $16,622,035
Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) Veba For Retirees Of Kaiser Aluminum BO 150,405 $6,043,313
Exide Technologies (XIDE) Gendell Jeffrey L Et Al BO 572,753 $3,552,476
Dendreon (DNDN) Schiffman Gregory T CFO,VP 54,125 $3,042,009
Cummins (CMI) Kelly James Dewey VP 30,000 $2,214,900
Irobot (IRBT) Chwang Ronald DIR 100,000 $1,967,000
IBM (IBM) Sanford Linda S VP 14,567 $1,884,628

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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