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Insiders Trading CRA, IT, CMCSA, THR

By Jonathan Moreland, founder of Insider Insights 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 mainly open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday, May 10, 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.

Celera (CRA) BVF Partners BO 1,575,200 $12,675,535
Celera (CRA) Quest Diagnostics BO 788,756 $6,310,048
Comcast (CMCSA) Angelakis Michael J VP,CFO 25,000 $633,330
Derma Sciences Inc (DSCI) Martin William C BO 34,619 $282,754
Red Lion Hotels (RLH) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund BO 28,104 $237,861
Six Flags Entertainment (SIX) Roedel Richard DIR 3,000 $230,711
Inland Real Estate (IRC) Goodwin Daniel L DIR,BO 22,319 $200,090
Chimera Investment (CIM) Lambiase Matthew CEO,PR
50,000 $196,000
China Transinfo (CTFO) Xia Shudong CEO,PR
41,000 $190,631
Donegal Group (DGICA) Shepard Gregory M BO 12,787 $168,524
Gartner (IT) Valueact Holdings DIR 2,010,000 $75,990,500
Thermon Group (THR) CHS Private Equity BO 4,305,008 $51,660,096
Perrigo (PRGO) Arkin Moshe DIR 206,222 $18,037,770
Coach (COH) Frankfort Lew CB,CEO
125,000 $7,551,250
LPL Investment (LPLA) Stearns Esther M PR,COO 214,400 $7,471,840
Phillips Van Heusen (PVH) Gehring Fred CEO 101,112 $6,872,998
Microstrategy (MSTR) Saylor Michael J CB,PR
49,389 $6,696,899
LKQ Corp (LKQX) Flynn Donald F DIR 250,000 $6,325,026
Select Medical Holdings (SEM) Rice Patricia A PR,COO 500,000 $4,225,200
Allergan (AGN) Boyer Herbert W PhD DIR 50,400 $4,082,078

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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