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Nu Skin, Murphy Oil Execs Selling 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 Friday 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.

Star Gas LP (SGU) Bandera Partners LLC BO 1,000,000 $4,500,000
Agilysys (AGYS) Mak Capital One LLC BO 142,174 $827,687
Saul Centers (BFS) Saul B Francis II CEO,DIR,
17,303 $746,819
Valueclick (VCLK) Buzby David S DIR 23,175 $281,627
Taylor Capital Group (TAYC) Second Curve Capital LLC BO 25,000 $275,500
Bitstream (BITS) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund LP BO 27,490 $177,937
Fisher Communications (FSCI) Frontfour Capital Group LLC DIR 7,706 $144,914
UMB Financial (UMBF) Graves Greg M DIR 3,000 $103,848
US Ecology (ECOL) Baumgardner James R PR,CEO 7,000 $94,780
Synta Pharmaceuticals (SNTA) Kovner Bruce DIR,BO 24,264 $88,411
Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) Lund Steven DIR 434,636 $11,735,600
Murphy Oil Corp (MUR) Murphy Robert Madison DIR 80,000 $4,703,504
Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) Congdon Jeffrey W BO 87,325 $2,260,940
Acme Packet (APKT) Melampy Patrick J CTO,DIR 40,000 $1,445,010
Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) Congdon John R VCB,BO,DIR 48,763 $1,262,342
Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) Pigman Karen C BO 43,547 $1,127,479
Dendreon (DNDN) Hamm Richard F Jr VP,GC,SEC 25,828 $1,216,283
Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) Congdon Earl E CB,BO 42,618 $1,103,427
Newfield Exploration (NFX) Rathert Terry W VP,CFO 20,000 $1,050,508
Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) Yowell Audrey C BO 37,281 $965,246

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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