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Insiders Trading WEN, SBH, GHDX, LQDT

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 Friday, February 10, 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.

Wendys (WEN) Trian Fund Management BO 2,504,200 $12,567,876
Genomic Health (GHDX) Baker Brothers Life Sciences Capital DIR,BO 417,915 $11,018,123
Meru Networks (MERU) Newman Barry A DIR 50,000 $183,789
Food Technology Service (VIFL) Fort Ashford Holdings BO 21,500 $123,537
Louisiana Bancorp (LABC) Lebon Brian G Sr DIR 5,000 $78,500
Hudson Valley Holding (HVB) Cahill John P DIR 4,400 $75,196
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
11,167 $57,881
Meru Networks (MERU) Copperman Harold D DIR 15,000 $55,194
Resource America (REXI) Kozlov Hersh DIR 6,000 $36,391
Community West Bancshares (CWBC) Peeples William R DIR,BO 16,357 $27,523
Sally Beauty Holdings (SBH) CDRS Acquisition BO 19,868,564 $416,445,088
Liquidity Services (LQDT) Angrick William P III CB,CEO
461,200 $18,457,224
Viacom (VIAB) Dooley Thomas E VP,COO
203,046 $10,023,427
Autonation (AN) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation O 245,600 $9,101,641
Core Laboratories (CLB) Ogren D John DIR 33,990 $4,125,539
Bankrate (RATE) Dimaria Edward J VP,CFO 125,000 $2,925,000
Bankrate (RATE) Ricciardelli Michael VP,BD
120,000 $2,818,440
Bankrate (RATE) Ross Donaldson M VP 100,000 $2,340,000
Finish Line (FINL) Cohen Gary D O 52,500 $1,187,620
Perrigo (PRGO) Hendrickson John T VP,OO 12,000 $1,129,155

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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