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Insiders Trading MJN, PCS, GBX, COH

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, May 9, 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.

Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) Cornelius James M DIR 10,000 $664,260
Greenbrier Companies (GBX) Furman William A PR,CEO
25,000 $631,254
Inland Real Estate (IRC) Goodwin Daniel L DIR,BO 50,000 $454,975
Sino Clean Energy (SCEI) Ren Baowen CEO,DIR
115,000 $297,497
Geeknet (GKNT) Langone Kenneth G DIR 12,000 $293,907
Cobalt International Energy (CIE) Bryant Joseph H CB,CEO
16,500 $232,815
Primus Guaranty (PRS) Second Curve Capital BO 45,000 $219,900
Lyondellbasell (LYB) Bindra Jagjeet S DIR 5,000 $206,092
Usa Mobility (USMO) Heim Christopher PR 10,000 $153,564
Usa Mobility (USMO) Mayleben Daniel Robert COO 8,248 $126,836
MetroPCS Communications (PCS) Madison Dearborn Partners BO 8,000,000 $141,680,000
Rockwood Holdings (ROC) KKR 1996 Fund BO 1,348,354 $72,500,992
MetroPCS Communications (PCS) Ta Associates Inc DIR 2,200,000 $38,377,849
Coach (COH) Frankfort Lew CB,CEO
375,000 $22,355,000
Lyondellbasell (LYB) Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund DIR 350,000 $14,556,500
Perrigo (PRGO) Arkin Moshe DIR 165,050 $14,199,582
Scotts Miracle Gro (SMG) Hagedorn Partnership BO 188,146 $10,825,226
Lumber Liquidators (LL) Sullivan Thomas D CB,F
317,419 $8,101,263
Scotts Miracle Gro (SMG) Hagedorn Peter BO 132,138 $7,602,733
Qlik Technologies (QLIK) Margalit Erel N DIR 253,388 $7,538,293

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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