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Insiders Trading FURX, WFM, LHCG, GNC

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, November 08, 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.

Furiex Pharmaceuticals (FURX) Eshelman Fredric N DIR,BO 264,070 $4,218,204
LHC Group (LHCG) Coliseum Capital Mgt BO 103,014 $1,441,809
Sonic Foundry (SOFO) Burish Mark D DIR 49,000 $441,000
Dynavax Technologies (DVAX) Oronsky Arnold L DIR 160,000 $400,000
Cardiovascular Systems (CSII) Nelson Glen D DIR 33,650 $305,318
Calumet Specialty Products (CLMT) Straumins Jennifer PR,COO 16,000 $302,400
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
5,000 $295,000
Shoretel (SHOR) Daichendt Gary James DIR 45,588 $257,249
Whirlpool (WHR) Fettig Jeff M CB,CEO
5,000 $256,600
Gentiva Health Services (GTIV) Slusser Eric VP,CFO
60,000 $238,800
Whole Foods Market (WFM) Green Equity Investors DIR 2,623,636 $179,849,200
GNC Holdings (GNC) Ontario Teachers Pension DIR,BO 1,517,370 $36,052,712
Autozone (AZO) Lampert Edward S BO 76,424 $24,846,207
Autonation (AN) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation O 617,833 $22,592,176
Select Medical (SEM) Rice Patricia A PR,COO 500,000 $4,330,000
Shutterfly (SFLY) Han Ed VP 96,000 $3,984,688
American Financial Group (AFG) Lindner Carl H III CEO,PR
100,000 $3,582,445
Garmin (GRMN) Eller Donald DIR 100,000 $3,543,603
Body Central (BODY) Gallin Scott DIR 103,672 $2,177,112
Inhibitex (INHX) Patti Joseph M O 209,596 $1,640,103

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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