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Insiders Trading FF, GOOG, INSM, BFB

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, April 13, 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.

FutureFuel (FF) Revelation Special Situation Fund BO 19,604 $247,586
China Transinfo Tech (CTFO) Xia Shudong CEO,PR
33,400 $156,027
Insmed (INSM) Sharoky Melvin Md DIR 17,266 $131,757
Walgreen (WAG) Schwartz David Y DIR 1,730 $71,395
Red Lion Hotels (RLH) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund BO 7,800 $63,572
Owens Illinois (OI) Wehmeier Helge H DIR 1,450 $42,253
Hallmark Financial Services (HALL) Schwarz Mark E CB,DIR
4,500 $37,440
Casella Waste Systems (CWST) Johnson Edwin D VP,CFO 5,500 $35,970
Bitstream (BITS) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund BO 5,200 $32,518
Owens Illinois (OI) Ho David H Y DIR 1,060 $30,888
Google (GOOG) Page Lawrence CEO,DIR
27,778 $15,987,237
Brown Forman (BFB) Brown Frazier Owsley BO 117,419 $7,976,860
MetroPCS Communications (PCS) TA Associates DIR 300,000 $5,017,920
Smithfield Foods (SFD) Murphy Wendell H DIR 160,915 $3,755,376
Ensign Group (ENSG) Christensen Roy E CB,DIR 83,400 $2,637,853
Validus Holdings (VR) Rajpal Sumit O 76,000 $2,564,666
Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) Retirees Of Kaiser BO 37,406 $1,840,432
Zumiez (ZUMZ) Campion Thomas D CB,DIR
62,572 $1,785,717
Verint Systems (VRNT) Bodner Dan PR,CEO
48,876 $1,752,205
Ross Stores (ROST) Panattoni Lisa R VP 20,611 $1,468,773

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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