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Insiders Trading INCY, APOL, GEOY, MSM

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 Tuesday, January 17, 2012 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.

Incyte Corp (INCY) Baker Brothers Life Sciences Capital DIR,BO 543,239 $8,892,707
Geoeye (GEOY) Feinberg Stephen BO 210,000 $4,520,504
Sears Holdings (SHLD) Lampert Edward S DIR,BO 105,650 $3,296,280
Advanced Voice Recognition Systems (AVOI) Thorshov Blake BO 5,000,000 $200,000
Fisher Communications (FSCI) Towerview Llc BO 3,874 $109,729
Numerex Corp (NMRX) Holcombe Tony G DIR 10,000 $85,600
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
10,000 $50,342
Eagle Capital Growth Fund (GRF) Sims Luke E PR,CEO
5,000 $30,840
Gannett (GCI) Louis John Jeffry DIR 2,000 $29,720
Eagle Capital Growth Fund (GRF) Sims David C CFO,COO
3,650 $22,438
Apollo Group (APOL) Sperling Peter V VCB,DIR 125,000 $7,137,790
MSC Industrial Direct (MSM) Jacobson Mitchell DIR,BO 81,004 $5,942,454
Mastercard (MA) Mastercard Foundation BO 14,060 $4,814,499
Stamps.Com (STMP) Miller Lloyd I III DIR,BO 132,700 $3,803,669
PVH Corp (PVH) Gehring Fred CEO,DIR 33,465 $2,545,003
Active Network (ACTV) Landa Matthew PR,DIR 85,871 $1,288,076
Synnex Corp (SNX) Silver Star Developments Ltd BO 20,000 $691,125
Synnex Corp (SNX) Peer Developments Ltd BO 20,000 $691,066
PVH Corp (PVH) Onnink Ludovicus Rudolph COO 6,748 $513,184
Lawson Products (LAWS) Washlow Roberta Port BO 30,829 $484,741

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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