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Insiders Trading MYRX, LKQX and HOTT

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, Nov. 26, 2010 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.

Myrexis (MYRX) First Eagle Investment Mgt BO 158,109 $585,003
Hot Topic (HOTT) Becker Steven R DIR 40,000 $239,040
Hot Topic (HOTT) Drapkin Matthew A DIR 40,000 $239,040
Foot Locker (FL) Hicks Ken C CB,CEO
6,000 $111,979
Primus Guaranty Ltd (PRS) Second Curve Capital BO 15,000 $75,000
Medivation (MDVN) QVT Associates BO 2,100 $23,079
Andatee China Marine Fuel Svs (AMCF) Fengbin An CEO,DIR
3,462 $18,037
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
5,000 $15,300
Full Circle Capital (FULL) Cohen Edward H DIR 1,000 $8,450
Centerstate Banks (CSFL) Oakley Thomas E DIR 1,000 $6,840
LKQ Corp (LKQX) Flynn Donald F DIR 400,000 $8,620,750
Validus Holdings (VR) Rajpal Sumit DIR 240,605 $7,062,240
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO
10,000 $1,448,080
Atmos Energy (ATO) Best Robert W CB,DIR 43,362 $1,310,708
Ametek (AME) Jones Timothy N PR 19,774 $1,152,076
Group 1 Automotive (GPI) Adams John L CB,DIR 17,000 $673,960
Kandi Technologies (KNDI) Hu Wangyuan DIR 86,670 $508,354
Quest Software (QSFT) Smith Vincent C CB,DIR
16,000 $412,270
Markel Corp (MKL) Markel Anthony F VCB,DIR 1,100 $395,126
Alexandria Real Estate (ARE) Shigenaga Dean A CFO 5,500 $364,210

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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