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Insiders Trading RSG, KNSY, NYT, ORLY

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, August 22, 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.

Republic Services Inc (RSG) Cascade Investment Llc BO 1,768,750 $48,198,968
Mueller Industries (MLI) Leucadia National BO 820,204 $31,749,712
Tropicana Entertainment (TPCA) Icahn Carl C DIR,BO 2,124,489 $30,689,800
Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) Raymond John T DIR 200,354 $11,880,992
Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) Warren Kelcy L DIR,BO 250,952 $9,518,477
Exco Resources (XCO) Wl Ross & Co BO 651,000 $8,344,290
Saks (SKS) Inmobiliaria Carso SA BO 621,000 $4,907,347
Assured Guaranty (AGO) Ross Wilbur L Jr DIR 376,000 $4,353,200
New York Times (NYT) Inmobiliaria Carso SA BO 553,000 $3,873,300
Western Asset Claymore Inflation Linked Opp Fd (WIW) Cascade Investment BO 294,559 $3,818,427
Gerber Scientific (GRB) Giles Marc T PR,CEO
131,196 $1,443,156
Kensey Nash (KNSY) Evans Douglas G COO,DIR 30,962 $861,910
O Reilly Automotive (ORLY) Oreilly Charles H Jr DIR 10,350 $641,714
Developers Diversified Realty (DDR) Hurwitz Daniel B PR,CEO
28,243 $341,218
Cash America Intl (CSH) Feehan Daniel R CEO,PR
5,200 $268,185
Luminex (LMNX) Loewenbaum G Walter Ii DIR 11,078 $221,849
Capital Southwest (CSWC) Peterson Jeffrey G VP 2,500 $212,050
Reachlocal (RLOC) Hawkinson Alex O 11,836 $160,233
Synchronoss Technologies (SNCR) McCormick James M DIR,BO 5,400 $154,116
Qlik Technologies (QLIK) Nachmanson Jonas CTO 5,000 $124,800

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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