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Insiders Trading FSIN, FRP, UFI, YHOO

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, March 25, 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.

Chinacast Education (CAST) Sherwood Ned L DIR 358,561 $2,331,077
Fushi Copperweld (FSIN) GMT Capital BO 116,776 $1,023,197
Unifi (UFI) Langone Kenneth G DIR 25,000 $413,647
Unify (UNFY) Blueline Catalyst Fund IX DIR 76,186 $192,473
Centerpoint Energy (CNP) Wareing Peter S DIR 10,000 $169,295
China Transinfo Tech (CTFO) Xia Shudong CEO,PR
15,000 $67,845
Stone Harbor Emerging Mkts Inc Fund (EDF) Wilby Peter PR,CEO 2,500 $57,450
Gordmans Stores (GMAN) Kasen Stewart M DIR 2,000 $32,430
Sterling Construction (STRL) Manning Patrick T CEO,DIR 1,000 $15,444
Temecula Valley Bancorp (TMCVP) Firefly Value Partners BO 5,000 $8,600
Fairpoint Communications (FRP) Marathon Asset Management BO 953,416 $16,363,528
Yahoo (YHOO) Filo David O 166,500 $2,682,748
Diodes (DIOD) Lu Keh Shew PR,CEO
80,000 $2,650,000
Macerich (MAC) O Hern Thomas E VP,TR
25,000 $1,201,750
Polypore International (PPO) Amos Lynn CFO,TR
22,113 $1,151,424
IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Forneri Jean Marc DIR 8,000 $1,024,356
Schiff Nutrition (WNI) Elitharp Thomas H VP,OO 100,000 $900,000
U Store It Trust (YSI) Amsdell Barry L BO 75,000 $789,675
SPX Corp (SPW) Canterna Don Louis Sr PR,TO 10,000 $780,032
Marchex (MCHX) Horowitz Russell C CEO,DIR
90,000 $683,901

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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