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Insiders Trading VMW, WY, CAST

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, Dec. 22, 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.

VMware (VMW) Emc Corp BO 124,000 $10,965,998
Chinacast Education (CAST) Sherwood Ned L DIR 400,000 $2,840,000
Pacific Sunwear (PSUN) Greek Investments BO 400,000 $2,290,885
Tejon Ranch (TRC) Stine Robert A PR,CEO
32,512 $887,400
Kraton Performance Polymers (KRA) GMT Capital Corp BO 24,400 $755,668
Handleman (HDLM) S Muoio & Co BO 2,828,178 $279,990
General American Investors (GAM) Neidich Daniel DIR 10,000 $265,722
Compucredit Holdings (CCRT) Second Curve Capital BO 25,000 $165,050
Carey WP & Co (WPC) Bond Trevor P PR,CEO
5,000 $152,450
Bank Of Kentucky Finl (BKYF) Zapp Robert W PR,CEO
6,592 $124,203
Weyerhaeuser (WY) Kieckhefer John I DIR 1,208,000 $22,307,958
Emeritus Corp (ESC) Saratoga Partners IV BO 520,000 $10,141,248
Developers Diversified Realty (DDR) Ahern Terrance R DIR 625,000 $8,466,968
Accenture Plc (ACN) Green William D CB,CEO
160,000 $7,782,720
Motricity (MOTR) Advanced Equities Investments BO 416,029 $7,603,572
Motricity (MOTR) AEI Silicon Valley Fund II BO 416,029 $7,603,572
Accenture Plc (ACN) Flother Karl Heinz O 100,000 $4,864,300
Federated Investors (FII) McGonigle John W VCB,SEC
173,679 $4,625,506
American Tower (AMT) Taiclet James D Jr CB,PR
88,927 $4,498,580
Marriott Intl (MAR) Marriott John W III BO,DIR 100,000 $4,229,000

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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