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Insiders Trading OPK, FE, DEXO, ARB

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, March 09, 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.

Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
900,000 $3,240,029
Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR) Blutt Mitchell J Md DIR 225,000 $2,932,639
Dex One Corp (DEXO) Mockett Alfred T CEO,PR
200,000 $819,636
Cabelas (CAB) Mark Reuben DIR 30,000 $792,487
Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) Icahn Carl C BO 15,700 $460,104
Central European Media (CETV) Sach David J CFO 11,500 $229,540
Repros Therapeutics (RPRX) Perceptive Advisors BO 30,000 $194,100
Chelsea Therapeutics (CHTP) Schwieterman William D O 40,000 $158,400
Interline Brands (IBI) Ebner John A CFO 5,000 $106,855
Questar (STR) Downes Laurence M DIR 6,000 $105,209
Firstenergy Corp (FE) Evanson Paul J VCB 317,701 $11,923,541
Arbitron (ARB) Abrams Capital Mgt BO 270,097 $10,952,767
Hess Corp (HES) Hess John B CB,CEO
96,900 $8,077,252
Priceline.Com (PCLN) Currie Adrian O 17,000 $7,639,290
Unifi (UFI) Sams William M DIR 271,256 $4,869,299
Integra Lifesciences (IART) Essig Stuart CEO,DIR 74,900 $3,695,132
LSB Industries (LXU) Golsen Family Llc BO 100,000 $3,515,339
Photronics (PLAB) GMT Capital BO 385,600 $3,492,797
H&E Equipment Services (HEES) Bruckmann Bruce DIR 166,216 $3,070,094
Lam Research (LRCX) Bagley James W CB 40,000 $2,323,802

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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