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Insiders Trading NBR, LNKD, HES and LAMR

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, May 3, 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.

Republic Services (RSG) Cascade Investment BO 1,167,700 32,113,384
Ares Commercial RE (ACRE) Ares Investments BO 500,000 9,250,000
Sonus Networks (SONS) Empire Capital Mgt BO 500,000 1,414,000
Nabors Industries (NBR) Crane James R DIR 58,000 1,005,720
Hess (HES) Mullin John H III DIR 10,000 536,257
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip MD et al CEO,CB,BO 80,000 372,965
Oshkosh (OSK) Szews Charles L PR,CEO,DIR 15,000 353,325
Felcor Lodging Trust (FCH) Cotter Robert F DIR 50,000 227,000
First Opportunity Fund (FOFI) Adams Nicholas C FO 28,300 207,551
Medicines (MDCO) Kelly John C DIR 9,150 200,385
Source: Insider Insights
Toll Brothers (TOL) Toll Robert I CB,DIR 938,183 24,776,234
Under Armour (UA) Plank Kevin A CEO,DIR,BO 123,170 12,268,286
Lamar Advertising (LAMR) Abrams Capital Mgt BO 330,688 10,541,615
Arbitron (ARB) Abrams Capital Mgt BO 227,615 8,564,255
Linkedin (LNKD) Hoffman Reid DIR,BO 78,667 8,463,156
Linkedin (LNKD) Weiner Jeff CEO,DIR 74,584 8,023,688
Broadcom (BRCM) Samueli Henry CTO,DIR 200,000 7,282,000
Linkedin (LNKD) Henke David VP,OO 52,500 5,647,644
Greenwood Gold (GGRI) Global Environmental Inv BO 10,000,000 5,577,585
Under Armour (UA) Plank J Scott VP,BD 52,941 5,275,453
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.

At the time of publication, Moreland was long XXX, although holdings can change at any time.

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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