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Seattle Genetics Shareholder Buys $7.1M More

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.

Biglari Holdings (BH) Biglari Sardar CB,CEO 41,020 $12,071,845
Seattle Genetics (SGEN) Baker Brothers Life Sciences Capital DIR,BO 599,069 $7,151,496
Adaptec (ADPT) Steel Partners II LP BO 717,959 $2,155,014
Sunpower (SPWRB) Rodgers Thurman J DIR 100,000 $1,036,290
Crosstex Energy LP (XTEX) GSO Crosstex Holdings LLC BO 75,000 $745,500
GTX (GTXI) Hyde Joseph R III DIR,BO 210,272 $546,707
Symantec (SYMC) Salem Enrique T CEO,PR,DIR 20,000 $278,968
Seabright Holdings (SBX) Rice Michael D DIR 25,398 $248,341
Seattle Genetics Wa (SGEN) 14159 Capital LLC DIR,BO 16,536 $197,402
Pulaski Financial (PULB) Roberts Steven DIR 30,200 $178,321
Tutor Perini (TPC) Tutor Ronald N CB,CEO,
600,000 $10,008,000
Estee Lauder Companies (EL) Lauder Leonard A CB,DIR,BO 68,500 $3,777,256
HMS Holdings (HMSY) Miller III William F DIR 40,000 $2,086,000
Allegiant Travel (ALGT) Gallagher Maurice J Jr CEO,DIR,BO 30,000 $1,461,391
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray DIR,BO 20,000 $1,280,230
Solera Holdings (SLH) Aquila Tony CEO,PR,DIR 33,326 $1,107,730
Acme Packet (APKT) Melampy Patrick J DIR,CTO 40,000 $1,043,036
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $900,822
Dex One (DEXO) Franklin Resources Inc BO 39,700 $855,368
Molina Healthcare (MOH) Dentino William TT 30,000 $792,909

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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