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Oracle CEO Sells $54.5M Worth

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.

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial (LTS) Frost Phillip MD Et Al DIR,BO 500,000 $500,000
Anthera Pharmaceuticals (ANTH) Orbimed Advisors LLC BO 19,900 $81,192
Futurefuel (FTFL) Dortch Samuel VP 8,000 $60,000
Taylor Capital Group (TAYC) Second Curve Capital LLC BO 5,000 $57,350
Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL) Paul Robert G DIR 1,500 $41,220
FutureFuel (FTFL) Osmium Special Situations Fund Ltd BO 4,200 4,200
Gladstone Investment Corp (GAIN) Brubaker Terry Lee COO,DIR 4,300 $29,154
Mexico Fund (MXF) Gamboa Emilio Carrillo DIR 1,000 $25,670
Progenics Pharmaceuticals (PGNX) Maddon Paul J CEO,DIR 5,000 $24,950
PNC Financial Services (PNC) Wehmeier Helge H DIR 452 $23,660
Oracle (ORCL) Ellison Lawrence Joseph CEO,DIR,
2,000,000 $54,473,900
Harvest Natural Resources (HNR) Pabrai Mohnish BO 457,072 $4,804,118
Guess (GES) Marciano Paul VCB,CEO,
100,000 $4,086,000
Successfactors (SFSF) Dalgaard Lars CEO,PR,
87,750 $2,195,558
Kellogg (K) Kellogg W K Foundation Trust BO 39,400 $2,009,400
Dish Network (DISH) Defranco James VP,DIR 79,335 $1,537,460
Newfield Exploration (NFX) Dunn George T VP 20,000 $1,147,540
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,BO 10,000 $1,114,821
Sandisk (SNDK) Harari Eliyahou Et Al CB,CEO 25,000 $909,385
Advance America (AEA) Webster William M Iv DIR 211,662 $852,475

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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