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Acorda Director Sells $7.2M 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.
Medicines (MDCO) Flynn James E BO,BO 667,040 $8,037,832
VMware (VMW) Emc Corp BO 33,000 $2,665,681
Texas Industries (TXI) Longleaf Partners Funds Trust BO 47,016 $1,540,587
Cymer (CYMI) Ruttenberg Eric M DIR 40,000 $1,343,421
Akamai Technologies (AKAM) Sagan Paul CEO,PR,DIR 15,000 $592,800
Memc Electronic Materials (WFR) Chatila Ahmad R CEO,PR,DIR 51,227 $499,976
Imergent (IIG) Mihaylo Steven G CEO,DIR,BO 108,499 $404,505
Exact Sciences (EXAS) Levangie Daniel J DIR 50,000 $212,500
Futurefuel (FTFL) Osmium Special Situations Fund Ltd BO 31,000 $204,108
Transatlantic Holdings (TRH) Jeffery Reuben III DIR 4,000 $191,105
Crown Castle International (CCI) Abrams David C DIR 501,600 $20,615,760
Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) Panem Sandra Phd DIR 200,000 $7,181,471
MKS Instruments (MKSI) Bertucci John R DIR 150,000 $3,147,000
Portfolio Recovery Assoc (PRAA) Roberts David N DIR 36,723 $2,522,683
NVR (NVR) Toups John M DIR 4,000 $2,466,120
Bridgepoint Education (BPI) Clark Andrew S CEO,DIR 150,297 $2,314,418
Dish Network (DISH) Defranco James DIR,VP 100,000 $2,085,000
Franklin Resources (BEN) Johnson Gregory E CEO,PR,DIR 20,000 $2,049,066
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) Wilson Dennis J DIR,BO 47,900 $1,914,984
Bridgepoint Education (BPI) Sheng Rodney T VP 100,000 $1,533,403

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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