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Insiders Trading LTRX, DLPH, FSL and SCHW

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, April 26, 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.

Lantronix (LTRX) Tl Investment Gmbh BO 1,605,709 4,500,000
Puma Biotechnology (PBYI) Adage Capital BO 300,000 4,194,000
Life Time Fitness (LTM) Akradi Bahram CB,PR,CEO 16,905 745,008
Netflix (NFLX) Barton Richard N DIR 6,000 510,300
Freescale Semiconductor (FSL) McCranie J Daniel DIR 40,300 499,938
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR,BO 3,556 188,938
Eagle Financial (EFSI) Wilkins James R Jr DIR 7,600 159,600
Pope Resources (POPE) Dahl James H BO 2,000 89,691
Philip Morris International (PM) Marchionne Sergio DIR 1,000 86,830
National Beverage (FIZZ) Sheridan Stanley Michael DIR 6,000 83,880
Source: Insider Insights
Microsoft (MSFT) Gates William H III DIR 3,500,000 112,004,896
Delphi Automotive (DLPH) Paulson & Co BO 2,453,000 75,599,352
Schwab Charles (SCHW) Schwab Charles R CB,DIR,BO 2,250,000 31,163,450
Western Refining (WNR) Foster Paul L CB,DIR,BO 300,000 5,485,945
Lasalle Hotel Properties (LHO) Barnello Michael D PR,CEO,DIR 125,914 3,659,133
Montpelier Re Holdings (MRH) Taylor Anthony DIR 100,000 2,059,340
Usana Health Sciences (USNA) Gull Holdings BO 50,000 2,040,500
Roper Industries (ROP) Prezzano Wilbur J DIR 14,000 1,401,648
Iberiabank (IBKC) Parker Jefferson G VCB 14,249 728,480
Abbott Laboratories (ABT) White J Scott VP 11,368 689,866
Source: Insider Insights

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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