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Morgan Stanley Investor Sells $70M 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 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.
Texas Industries (TXI) Longleaf Partners Funds Trust BO 46,487 $1,521,984
Dynex Capital (DX) Akin Thomas B CB,CEO,
150,000 $1,414,500
Taylor Capital Group (TAYC) Second Curve Capital LLC BO 125,000 $1,262,600
Cymer (CYMI) Ruttenberg Eric M DIR 33,000 $1,105,500
Helix Energy Solutions (HLX) Kratz Owen E CEO,PR,
103,500 $995,610
Whitney Holding (WTNY) Cooper Angus R II DIR 100,000 $801,180
Integramed America (INMD) Blueline Catalyst Fund Ix L P BO 62,972 $514,159
Benihana (BNHNA) Coliseum Capital Management LLC BO 80,000 $503,200
Bancorpsouth (BXS) Partee William Calhoun Jr DIR 19,750 $295,245
East West Bancorp (EWBC) Gouw Julia S PR,DIR 15,000 $232,877
Morgan Stanley (MS) China Investment Corp BO 2,600,000 $70,434,000
Strayer Education (STRA) Mcdonnell Raymond Karl PR,COO 17,800 $4,205,250
Successfactors (SFSF) Dalgaard Lars CEO,PR,
150,000 $3,073,195
Texas Instruments (TXN) Lowe Gregg A VP 100,000 $2,466,480
Seacor Holdings (CKH) Fairbanks Richard M DIR 20,000 $1,667,398
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray DIR,BO 20,000 $1,265,149
Cummins (CMI) Kelly James Dewey VP 15,000 $1,179,024
Irobot (IRBT) Greiner Helen DIR 55,560 $1,152,120
Smart Modular Technologies (SMOD) Shah Ajay B DIR 200,000 $1,093,550
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $1,016,713

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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