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Insiders Trading AOL, PRGO, CVG, EL

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, February 14, 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.

AOL (AOL) Armstrong Timothy M CB,CEO
477,000 $10,000,782
Convergys (CVG) Jana Partners Llc O 102,388 $1,442,960
Superconductor Technologies (SCON) Kopp Leroy C BO 500,000 $1,225,000
Dover Corp (DOV) McKay Raymond T CT 4,000 $265,853
Transwitch (TXCC) Khatibzadeh Mohammad Ali CEO 100,000 $230,000
Research Frontiers (REFR) Van Voorhees Seth BD,CFO 24,000 $207,600
Bitstream Inc (BITS) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund BO 15,300 $104,152
Pennymac Mortgage Inv Tr (PMT) Carnahan Scott W DIR 5,000 $89,849
Pulaski Financial (PULB) Bradshaw Stanley J DIR 12,690 $89,537
Hudson Valley Holding (HUVL) Thompson Craig S DIR 3,910 $83,865
Perrigo (PRGO) Jandernoa Michael J DIR 222,903 $16,024,563
Estee Lauder (EL) Grat Remainder Trust Fbo Gary Lauder BO 74,100 $6,874,355
Kellogg (K) Kellogg W K Foundation BO 125,100 $6,633,065
Half Robert Intl (RHI) Messmer Harold M Jr CB,CEO
176,711 $5,875,729
Half Robert Intl (RHI) Gentzkow Paul F PR,COO 125,000 $4,156,350
Accenture Plc (ACN) Frerichs Robert N CEO 71,875 $3,792,988
Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) Benz James W COO 73,049 $3,785,922
Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN) Grace David R CFO,TR
161,669 $3,504,660
IBM (IBM) Loughridge Mark VP,CFO 15,872 $2,603,802
Dish Network (DISH) Defranco James VP,DIR 100,000 $2,341,000

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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