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Insiders Trading V, VRA, WD, CAK

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, April 2, 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.

Vera Bradley (VRA) Ray Michael C CEO,DIR 10,000 $304,420
Camac Energy (CAK) Lawal Kase Lukman CB,CEO
100,000 $101,000
Saga Communications (SGA) Towerview Llc BO 2,220 $78,063
Hawaiian Telcom (HCOM) Phillips Bernard R III DIR 3,000 $51,443
Qualstar (QBAK) BKF Capital BO 20,200 $37,180
Vera Bradley (VRA) Hackman Stephen J DIR 1,000 $29,900
Solitario Exploration (XPL) Hunt Walter H COO 20,000 $26,300
Novastar Financial (NOVS) Burtscher Art N DIR 36,000 $24,840
Daegis (DAEG) Blueline Catalyst Fund DIR,BO 12,700 $21,082
Asset Acceptance Capital (AACC) Langusch Todd IO 4,000 $19,800
Visa (V) Partridge John PR 115,000 $13,593,000
Walker & Dunlop (WD) Credit Suisse Ag BO 221,635 $2,715,605
Toll Brothers (TOL) Toll Bruce E DIR 100,000 $2,422,720
Camden Property Trust (CPT) Steen Dennis VP,CFO 22,291 $1,428,642
Kellogg (K) Kellogg WK Foundation BO 25,000 $1,345,000
Childrens Place Retail Stores (PLCE) Elfers Jane T PR,CEO
22,818 $1,190,411
Exlservice Holdings (EXLS) Talwar Vikram CB,DIR 40,326 $1,109,015
Advent Software (ADVS) Dimarco Stephanie CEO,DIR 40,000 $1,011,368
Bridgepoint Education (BPI) Clark Andrew S CEO,DIR 37,131 $926,452
Aeropostale (ARO) Johnson Thomas P CEO,DIR 40,000 $863,248

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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