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Insiders Trading OPK, GNC, GNE

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 Monday, March 19, 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.

Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
DIR,BO
620,000 $3,083,229
Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC) Goodyear Charles W DIR 10,000 $841,877
Genie Energy (GNE) Jonas Howard S CB,DIR
BO
52,000 $514,800
Polyone (POL) Diemer Richard J Jr VP,CFO 15,000 $205,050
Furiex Pharmaceuticals (FURX) Eshelman Fredric N DIR,BO 7,102 $169,809
Morgans Hotel (MHGC) Hamamoto David T DIR,BO 31,700 $165,907
Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS) Linn W Michael DIR 2,500 $158,585
Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS) Vatto Timo DIR 2,000 $128,780
Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) Kaufman Ivan CB,CEO
PR,DIR
BO
17,700 $95,188
Radian Group (RDN) Ibrahim Sanford A CEO,DIR 20,000 $85,107
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
GNC Holdings (GNC) Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board DIR,BO 9,395,420 $302,944,032
GNC Holdings (GNC) Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund DIR,BO 7,371,269 $246,937,504
Active Network (ACTV) Walt Disney Co BO 1,699,414 $27,972,354
Tesla Motors (TSLA) Gracias Antonio J DIR 162,300 $5,725,990
Riverbed Technology (RVBD) Swartz James R DIR 180,000 $4,969,854
Nextera Energy (NEE) Robo James L PR,COO 73,959 $4,443,161
Aon Corp (AON) Case Gregory C PR,CEO
DIR
82,364 $4,031,718
Clean Harbors (CLH) McKim Alan S CB,PR
CEO,DIR
50,000 $3,450,442
Douglas Emmett (DEI) Emmett Dan A CB,DIR
BO
140,000 $3,115,980
Priceline.com (PCLN) Millones Peter J VP,GC 4,289 $2,811,099
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com

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 InsiderInsights.com, 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 TheStreet.com 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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