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Insiders Trading AAT, JAZZ, AYR

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, March 13, 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.

American Assets Trust (AAT) Rady Ernest S CB,DIR
30,000 $658,176
DST Systems (DST) Jackson Robert T DIR 10,000 $547,697
Cape Bancorp (CBNJ) Lynch James J DIR 60,500 $468,875
Metabolix (MBLX) Strobeck Matthew DIR 100,000 $311,540
Salem Communications (SALM) Riddle Richard A DIR 50,000 $153,416
Industrial Services Of America (IDSA) Cozzi Albert A DIR 25,000 $124,193
Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) Lazar Melvin F DIR 23,500 $123,180
Alphatec (ATEC) Cross Leslie H CB,CEO
59,181 $118,303
PC Mall (MALL) Heeschen Paul C DIR 19,765 $111,542
Salem Communications (SALM) Venverloh Jonathan DIR 33,000 $100,589
Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) KKR Fund Holdings BO 3,000,000 $148,680,008
Aircastle (AYR) Fortress Investment Group BO 5,000,000 $64,500,002
Google (GOOG) Page Lawrence CEO,DIR
27,778 $16,959,604
Tesla Motors (TSLA) Gracias Antonio J DIR 315,505 $11,250,887
Gulfport Energy (GPOR) Davidson Charles E BO 245,000 $8,035,045
Prudential Financial (PRU) Carbone Richard J VP,CFO 111,479 $6,920,617
Kellogg (K) Kellogg WK Foundation BO 70,700 $3,742,278
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Ramsey Craig DIR 23,448 $3,459,799
Henry Schein (HSIC) Bergman Stanley M CB,CEO
32,227 $2,355,149
LSB Industries (LXU) SBL Llc BO 58,100 $2,325,851

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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