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Insiders Trading CFX, MSFT, PCYC, HELE

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 Thursday, January 26, 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.

Colfax (CFX) Rales Steven M BO 2,170,139 $50,000,004
Colfax (CFX) Rales Mitchell P DIR,BO 2,170,139 $50,000,004
Pharmacyclics (PCYC) Baker Brothers Life Sciences Capital BO 500,652 $9,056,056
Wellesley Bancorp (WEBK) Goodall Nancy Marden DIR 35,000 $350,000
Wellesley Bancorp (WEBK) Shea Leslie B DIR 35,000 $350,000
Ambassadors Group (EPAX) Bandera Partners BO 65,637 $295,237
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
2,524 $139,451
Handy & Harman (HNH) SPH Group Holdings BO 11,313 $119,764
Support.Com (SPRT) RGM Capital BO 50,000 $109,980
Logic Devices (LOGC) Stanley Robert DIR,BO 500,000 $75,000
Microsoft (MSFT) Gates William H III DIR 5,000,000 $146,769,504
Clarcor (CLC) Johnson Norman E CB,DIR 106,788 $5,534,441
Helen Of Troy (HELE) Rubin Gerald J CB,CEO
163,867 $5,332,147
HCA Holdings (HCA) Bank Of America Corp De BO 171,623 $4,381,947
Tucows (TCX) Ralls Rawleigh Hazen IV DIR 4,277,935 $3,294,010
Microsoft (MSFT) Smith Bradford L VP 110,000 $3,201,253
Renewable Energy Group (REGI) Natural Gas Partners BO 189,412 $1,761,532
Body Central (BODY) Gallin Scott DIR 52,944 $1,323,654
Microsoft (MSFT) Brummel Lisa E VP 40,000 $1,181,800
Ventas (VTR) Pasquale Douglas M DIR 20,000 $1,150,528

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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