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Insiders Trading GMCR, GHDX, TAL, SUPN

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 Tuesday, May 8, 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.

Supernus Pharmaceuticals (SUPN) New Enterprise Assoc BO 4,400,000 22,000,000
Genomic Health (GHDX) Baker Julian DIR,BO 195,701 5,567,227
Everbank Financial (EVER) Mylod Robert J Jr DIR 500,000 5,000,000
Cracker Barrel (CBRL) Biglari Sardar BO 27,300 1,569,960
Sunrise Senior Living (SRZ) Carlson Capital BO 126,484 847,646
Tellabs (TLAB) Szafran Andrew B VP,CFO 200,000 745,000
Shutterfly (SFLY) Housenbold Jeffrey T PR,CEO,DIR 20,000 527,400
Hartford Financial (HIG) McGee Liam E CB,PR,CEO 25,088 478,779
Roomlinx (RMLX) Verition Fund Mgt BO 130,000 325,000
New York Times (NYT) Green Steven B DIR 50,000 298,485
Source: Insider Insights
Tal International (TAL) Resolute Fund Partners BO 4,114,600 158,412,096
Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR) Stiller Robert P DIR 5,000,000 123,401,504
Tal International (TAL) Jz Capital Partners BO 442,700 17,043,950
Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR) Davis William D DIR 548,000 13,850,990
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 214,194 7,035,673
Red Hat (RHT) Whitehurst James M CEO,PR,DIR 117,977 6,784,858
Under Armour (UA) Plank J Scott VP,BD 41,541 3,985,065
Edwards Lifesciences (EW) Garren Bruce P VP 35,000 2,973,604
Xcel Brands (XELB) Mizrahi Isaac BO 833,000 2,499,000
Citrix Systems (CTXS) Payne John Gordon VP 25,874 2,164,587
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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