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Insiders Trading CBRL, GOOG, SD

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 open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday, March 27, 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.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL) Biglari Sardar BO 27,431 $1,498,901
Sandridge Energy (SD) Jordan Daniel DIR 50,000 $386,488
Kopin (KOPN) Fan John C C PR,CEO
52,800 $184,722
Steele Resources (SELR) Benison Jeffrey BO 1,500,000 $150,000
Esterline Technologies (ESL) Etter Delores M DIR 1,200 $89,208
Camac Energy (CAK) Lawal Kase Lukman CB,CEO
80,000 $68,750
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
13,000 $63,119
Harvard Illinois Bancorp (HARI) Sisson Verne S O 4,765 $58,104
Acorn Energy (ACFN) Clouser Christopher E DIR 5,638 $50,192
Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI) Grove Gary A VP,DIR 2,000 $39,300
Google (GOOG) Shriram Kavitark Ram DIR 45,000 $29,250,000
Reva Medical (RVA) Domain Partners BO 1,656,581 $8,547,958
Globaloptions (GLOI) Weiss Asset Management BO 1,385,529 $4,225,864
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) Yancopoulos George VP,PR
33,150 $3,985,850
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 82,944 $2,522,651
Raytheon (RTN) Wajsgras David C VP,CFO 40,000 $2,081,204
United Bankshares (UBSI) Nesselroad Mark R DIR 59,228 $1,766,203
LPL Investment (LPLA) Putnam James S DIR 40,000 $1,520,376
Jabil Circuit (JBL) Morean William D DIR 58,750 $1,501,255
Cabelas (CAB) Highby Dennis VCB,DIR 30,000 $1,172,100

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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