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Insiders Trading ABH, WPO, BNHN, IOSP

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 open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday, June 16, 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.

Abitibibowater (ABH) Fairfax Financial BO 442,100 $10,054,017
Benihana (BNHN) Coliseum Capital BO 321,560 $3,064,846
Overseas Shipholding (OSG) Recanati Oudi DIR,BO 72,174 $1,887,611
Atp Oil & Gas (ATPG) Bulmahn T Paul CEO,DIR
65,000 $999,700
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
18,751 $798,606
China Shengda Packaging (CPGI) Fang Nengbin DIR 394,800 $488,872
Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL) Kornberg Fred CB,CEO
20,000 $480,000
Quinstreet (QNST) Sands Gregory P DIR 20,000 $227,731
National Penn Bancshares (NPBC) Fainor Scott V PR,CEO
30,000 $205,800
Resource America (REXI) Cohen Jonathan Z CEO,PR
30,000 $178,500
Google (GOOG) Page Lawrence CEO,DIR
55,556 $28,186,988
Liberty Global (LBTYA) O Neill Shane PR 174,214 $7,053,751
Washington Post (WPO) Graham Donald CEO,CB
11,771 $4,962,493
Innospec (IOSP) Gendell Jeffrey L BO 105,000 $3,548,478
General Dynamics (GD) Chabraja Nicholas D DIR 50,000 $3,522,975
Semgroup (SEMG) BNP Paribas BO 72,969 $1,897,497
MetroPCS Communications (PCS) Ta Associates Inc DIR 101,645 $1,655,408
Take Two Interactive Software (TTWO) Zelnick Strauss CB,CEO
88,303 $1,340,440
Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) Duckett W David PR 15,250 $944,695
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray BO 20,000 $874,306

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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