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SPO Sells $120M Worth of Crown Castle

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.
Motricity (MOTR) Icahn Carl C BO 1,000,000 $9,300,000
Ormat Technologies (ORA) Ormat Industries Ltd BO 122,315 $3,621,312
Saul Centers (BFS) Saul B Francis II CEO,DIR,BO 37,300 $1,576,794
Asure Software (ASUR) Sandberg David DIR,BO 105,332 $289,664
Eagle Bancorp (EGBN) Pincus Robert P DIR 23,372 $287,586
Del Global Technologies (DGTC.OB) Steel Partners Holdings LP BO 231,000 $229,360
Merge Healthcare (MRGE) Merrick Ris LLC BO 61,500 $168,792
Red Lion Hotels (RLH) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund LP BO 18,469 $124,043
Buckeye LP (BPL) Mckinley Mark C DIR 2,000 $114,569
Lexmark International (LXK) Coons Scott T R VP 2,600 $100,406
Crown Castle International (CCI) SPO Advisory Corp BO 3,050,000 $120,069,500
Mastercard (MA) Mastercard Foundation BO 26,460 $5,707,844
Pre Paid Legal Services (PPD) Smith Thomas W BO,BO 30,000 $1,446,284
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray DIR,BO 20,000 $1,352,029
Metropcs Communications (PCS) TA Associates Inc DIR 145,860 $1,328,804
Dex One (DEXO) Franklin Resources Inc BO 41,936 $976,111
SEI Investments (SEIC) West Alfred P Jr DIR,BO 45,000 $974,250
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $961,887
Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) Glickman Donald DIR 21,827 $841,540
Ross Stores (ROST) O Sullivan Michael B PR,COO 11,897 $684,141

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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