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Morgan Stanley Investor Sells $133M in Shares

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.
AEP Industries (AEPI) KSA Capital Management LLC BO 30,327 $767,868
Iveda (IVDA.OB) Walsh William M BO 700,000 $700,000
Laboratory Corp of Amer (LH) Conrad Andrew J VP 6,100 $453,347
Verizon Communications (VZ) Lynch Richard VP,CTO 12,000 $339,232
Isramco (ISRL) Naptha Holding Ltd BO 3,772 $197,852
Astoria Financial (AF) Chrin John R DIR 10,603 $139,439
BB&T (BBT) Bible Daryl N CFO 5,000 $127,700
TCW Strategic Inc Fund (TSI) Rivelle Tad O 25,000 $124,400
Lyfe Communications (LYFE) Smith Gregory Michael DIR,COO,
97,117 $116,540
SuperValu (SVU) Jungmann Steven J VP 10,000 $113,770
Morgan Stanley (MS) China Investment Corp BO 4,875,000 $132,843,750
Crown Castle International (CCI) Spo Advisory Corp BO 740,774 $29,043,627
Kennedy Wilson Holdings (KW) Guardian Life Ins Co of Ame BO 1,000,000 $10,000,000
Isilon Systems (ISLN) Atlas Venture Fund V LP BO 289,810 $5,041,886
Cummins (CMI) Solso Theodore M CB,CEO 50,000 $3,900,000
Core Laboratories N V (CLB) Perna Joseph R DIR 33,683 $2,642,051
Cinemark Holdings (CNK) Syufy Raymond W DIR 100,000 $1,474,280
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray DIR,BO 20,000 $1,374,712
MetroPCS Communications (PCS) TA Associates Inc DIR 145,860 $1,325,615
Sun Hydraulics (SNHY) Koski Christine DIR,BO 40,000 $1,069,039

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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