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Bill Gates Sells $51.1M Worth of Microsoft

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.
Saul Centers (BFS) Saul B Francis II CEO,DIR,
62,300 $2,650,834
Boston Private Financial (BPFH) Deutsch Clayton CEO,PR,
273,501 $1,801,932
Spectrum Brands (SPB) Harbinger Capital Master Fund I BO 56,600 $1,638,570
Hemispherx Biopharma (HEB) Carter William A CEO,DIR,
820,826 $406,149
CVS Caremark (CVS) Lofberg Per Gh PR 11,000 $328,460
CMS Bancorp (CMSB) Weisz Robert P DIR 29,501 $295,597
Dell (DELL) Breyer James DIR 20,000 $246,987
Tenet Healthcare (THC) Rittenmeyer Ronald A DIR 50,000 $224,644
Red Lion Hotels (RLH) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund LP BO 26,100 $173,915
Calgon Carbon Corp (CCC) Newlin William R DIR 12,000 $148,440
Microsoft (MSFT) Gates William H III DIR 2,000,000 $51,145,400
Morgan Stanley (MS) China Investment Corp BO 1,600,000 $43,872,000
Incyte (INCY) Baker Brothers Life Sciences DIR,BO 401,872 $5,652,328
Clean Harbors (CLH) Mckim Alan S CB,CEO,
67,000 $4,223,040
Affymax (AFFY) Laporte Kathleen DIR 530,308 $4,130,483
Entropic Communications (ENTR) Henry Patrick C CEO,PR,
500,000 $4,115,000
Affymax (AFFY) Credit Suisse Ag BO 450,000 $3,521,925
Alleghany Corp De (Y) Burns John J Jr DIR 10,680 $3,219,247
Exide Technologies (XIDE) Gendell Jeffrey L Et Al BO 476,820 $2,634,639
DG Fastchannel (DGIT) Ginsburg Scott K CEO,DIR 42,498 $1,620,449

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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