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Icahn Buys $86M Worth of Motorola 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 Thursday 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.

Motorola (MOT) Icahn Carl C BO 11,499,002 $86,207,525
Everest Re Group Ltd (RE) Everest Reinsurance Holdings Inc BO 164,110 $13,148,880
Consolidated Graphics (CGX) Davis Joe R CB,CEO,
145,821 $5,467,047
ADPT (ADPT) Steel Partners II LP BO 708,300 $2,030,839
Americas Carmart (CRMT) Sams William M DIR 60,200 $1,336,358
Tyco Electronics Ltd (TEL) Poses Frederic M DIR 40,000 $1,019,648
Biglari Holdings (BH) Biglari Sardar CB,CEO,
3,400 $945,571
Consolidated Graphics (CGX) Biro Jon C CFO 10,000 $376,831
Invesco Van Kampen Trust For Inv Grade Muni (VGM) Dammeyer Rodney F DIR 16,500 $249,002
Infinity Pharmaceuticals (INFI) Perkins Adelene Q CEO,PR,
50,000 $245,035
Warnaco Group (WRC) Gromek Joseph R CEO,PR,
100,000 $4,183,000
Cinemark Holdings (CNK) Syufy Raymond W DIR 230,254 $3,387,275
Concur Technologies (CNQR) Singh Rajeev PR,DIR,
27,000 $1,204,899
Estee Lauder Companies (EL) Lauder Leonard A CB,BO 20,000 $1,125,744
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $1,111,479
Boston Properties (BXP) Selsam Robert E VP 8,517 $692,946
Allied Nevada Gold (ANV) Caldwell Scott Andrew CEO,PR,
30,000 $650,878
American Dairy (ADY) Sheng Hui Liu DIR,VP,
70,800 $460,613
National Retail Properties (NNN) Habicht Kevin B CFO,DIR,
19,296 $458,002
Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) D Amico Catherine VP,FO 10,000 $411,900

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.

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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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