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Insiders Trading XCO, GOOG, CLMT, MOVE

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 Wednesday, September 14, 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.

Exco Resources (XCO) WL Ross & Co BO 345,000 $4,114,928
VMware (VMW) Emc Corp BO 37,042 $3,277,764
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
18,750 $1,024,833
Kronos Worldwide (KRO) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
35,000 $663,250
Hyatt Hotels (H) Trott Byron D DIR 20,000 $653,000
Calumet Specialty Products LP (CLMT) Morris George C III DIR 21,000 $378,000
Calumet Specialty Products LP (CLMT) Fehsenfeld Fred M Jr CB,DIR 20,000 $360,000
Calumet Specialty Products LP (CLMT) Grube Ferdinand William CEO,VCB
20,000 $360,000
HMS Holdings (HMSY) Miller III William F DIR 10,000 $254,500
SWS Group (SWS) Ford Gerald J DIR 42,200 $219,238
Google (GOOG) Page Lawrence CEO,DIR
83,334 $43,915,696
Move (MOVE) Nierenberg Investment Mgt BO 7,000,000 $9,800,000
Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR) Blutt Mitchell J Md DIR 370,000 $9,668,655
Scotts Miracle Gro (SMG) Hagedorn Paul BO 128,130 $6,059,540
SFN Group (SFN) Smith Mark W VP,CFO 108,789 $1,523,046
Clean Harbors (CLH) McKim Alan S CB,CEO
25,000 $1,357,750
Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Kelly Brian G DIR 100,000 $1,209,000
Stryker Corp (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 18,000 $851,119
Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) Carrabba Joseph A CB,PR
10,000 $758,738
Jabil Circuit (JBL) Morean William D DIR 39,550 $618,087

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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