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Insiders Trading WPC, WCRX, IRC, OAS

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 Thursday, March 17, 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.

Texas Industries (TXI) NNS Holding BO 96,664 $3,941,301
Carey W P & Co (WPC) Griswold Benjamin H Iv DIR 60,036 $2,065,030
Inland Real Estate (IRC) Goodwin Daniel L DIR,BO 70,000 $639,604
BGC Partners (BGCP) Lutnick Howard W CB,CEO
53,300 $462,111
Aveo Pharmaceuticals (AVEO) Kucherlapati Raju S DIR 15,000 $216,548
DSW Inc (DSW) Macdonald Michael R PR,CEO 5,000 $192,100
Bruker Corp (BRKR) Laukien Frank H CEO,PR
10,000 $185,883
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
50,000 $183,072
China Transinfo Technology (CTFO) Xia Shudong CEO,PR
27,600 $123,358
Brown Shoe (BWS) Fromm Ronald A CEO,DIR 10,000 $110,800
First Solar (FSLR) Estate Of John T Walton BO 410,600 $63,245,236
Warner Chilcott (WCRX) Reichel Carl W PR 400,000 $9,300,000
Warner Chilcott (WCRX) Herendeen Paul VP,CFO 400,000 $9,300,000
Warner Chilcott (WCRX) Bruno Anthony D VP 400,000 $9,300,000
Oasis Petroleum (OAS) Nusz Thomas B CB,PR
255,000 $7,953,450
Oasis Petroleum (OAS) Reid Taylor L VP,COO
165,000 $5,146,350
Dusa Pharmaceuticals (DUSA) Flynn James E BO 940,541 $4,201,220
Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) Aurora Advisors II BO 281,247 $4,037,510
Oasis Petroleum (OAS) Newton H Brett VP 100,000 $3,119,000
Aeolus Pharmaceuticals (AOLS) Efficacy Capital BO 3,992,614 $2,464,480

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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