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Morgan Stanley Investor Sells $139M Worth

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 Friday 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.
Spectrum Brands Holdings (SPB) Harbinger Capital Master Fund I Ltd BO 46,500 $1,289,850
TCW Strategic Inc Fund (TSI) Rivelle Tad O 61,401 $303,861
Agilysys (AGYS) Mak Capital One LLC BO 33,648 $240,565
Primus Guaranty Ltd (PRS) Second Curve Capital LLC BO 55,000 $224,600
H&R Block (HRB) Wood Christianna DIR 9,713 $143,932
Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC) Duff Andrew S CB,CEO,
5,000 $140,942
Tcw Strategic Inc Fund (TSI) Rivelle Tad O 25,000 $124,250
Fusion Tele-
communications (FSNN)
Rosen Marvin S DIR,BO 871,429 $122,000
FTI Consulting (FCN) Holthaus Gerard E DIR 2,850 $99,879
Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC) Firebaugh Ronald T O 3,500 $98,315
Autozone (AZO) Lampert Edward S BO 778,195 $161,186,047
Morgan Stanley (MS) China Investment Corp BO 5,100,000 $138,544,000
Costco Wholesale (COST) Brotman Jeffrey H CB,DIR 50,000 $2,769,170
National Instruments (NATI) Truchard James J PR,DIR,
55,670 $1,772,572
IGate (IGTE) Murthy Phaneesh CEO,PR,
100,000 $1,707,302
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray DIR,BO 20,000 $1,354,682
MetroPCS Communications (PCS) TA Associates Inc DIR 150,000 $1,347,055
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $983,600
Boston Scientific (BSX) Abele John E DIR 75,000 $451,893
Autozone (AZO) Crowley William C DIR 2151 $445,532

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, EVP=Executive Vice President, 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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