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Insiders Trading ZZ, VAC, ADBE

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, March 22, 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.

Sealy (ZZ) H Partners Management BO 864,494 $1,469,640
American Dg Energy (ADGE) Maxwell Charlest DIR 400,000 $600,000
Allison Transmission (ALSN) Raborn Francis DIR 20,000 $460,000
Home Loan Servicing Solutions (HLSS) Van Vlack John Patrick PR,DIR 15,000 $202,950
Kopin (KOPN) Fan John C C PR,CEO
49,000 $172,550
Amerigas Partners (APU) Greenberg Lon R CB,DIR 4,000 $161,160
First California Financial (FCAL) Kum Chong Guk PR,CEO
28,356 $150,003
Getty Realty (GTY) Coviello Philip E Jr DIR 10,000 $139,000
One Liberty Properties (OLP) Lovejoy Jesse Robert DIR 7,000 $128,310
Kopin (KOPN) Choi Hong K CTO 30,000 $105,290
Marriott Vacations Worldwide (VAC) Marriott Richard E BO 250,000 $6,598,930
Adobe Systems (ADBE) Warnock John E CB,DIR 120,000 $4,032,528
Anthera Pharmaceuticals (ANTH) Orbimed Advisors Llc DIR 1,548,500 $3,837,082
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 123,200 $3,725,519
Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) Wight Russell B Jr DIR 20,000 $1,698,830
Sanderson Farms (SAFM) Sanderson Joe F Jr CEO,CB
25,100 $1,345,039
Spirit Airlines (SAVE) Biffle Barry O 58,752 $1,145,154
Chefs Warehouse (CHEF) Pappas John VCB,DIR
52,079 $1,127,298
Dunkin Brands (DNKN) Luther Jon L DIR 35,348 $1,097,131
Adobe Systems (ADBE) Thompson Matthew VP,OO 32,334 $1,089,497

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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