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Insiders Trading TDG, GDOT, FLO, BHI

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, Feb. 11, 2011 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.

Transdigm Group (TDG) Small Robert J DIR 70,400 $5,766,352
Flowers Foods (FLO) Griswold Benjamin H Iv DIR 25,000 $614,083
Whitney Holding (WTNY) Nickelsen Eric J DIR 30,000 $391,971
TCW Strategic Inc Fund (TSI) Gavin John A DIR 41,900 $217,205
Platinum Underwriters (PTP) Steffen Christopher J DIR 5,000 $216,300
Broadridge Financial (BR) Weber Alan J DIR 7,000 $154,361
Summit Hotel Properties (INN) Hansen Daniel P PR,CEO
15,000 $146,250
Sealed Air (SEE) Manning Kenneth P DIR 5,000 $141,673
Fastenal (FAST) Satterlee Scott DIR 2,000 $125,340
TFS Financial (TFSL) Ringenbach John COO 10,000 $99,982
TD Ameritrade (AMTD) TD Luxembourg Intl BO 640,157 $13,275,953
Green Dot (GDOT) TCV VII Lp PT,BO 135,198 $8,130,703
Baker Hughes (BHI) Stewart James W DIR 100,000 $6,670,050
Cameron International (CAM) Erikson Sheldon R DIR 100,000 $5,655,610
Sara Lee (SLE) Ubben Jeffrey W DIR 306,000 $5,202,000
MetroPCS Communications (PCS) TA Associates DIR 300,000 $3,877,000
Towers Watson (TW) Ramamurthy Chandrasekhar MD 50,000 $2,841,500
Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI) Smith Robert E DIR,BO 200,000 $2,325,160
Select Comfort (SCSS) Adage Capital BO 213,000 $2,172,600
Compass Minerals (CMP) Bryan Ronald VP 21,500 $2,033,255

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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