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Insiders Trading SIRI, SAVE, AIG

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 Wednesday, May 9, 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.

Sirius Xm Radio (SIRI) Liberty Media BO 60,350,000 128,480,096
Igate (IGTE) Viscaria BO 1,500,000 27,150,000
Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Rusckowski Stephen H PR,CEO,DIR 20,000 1,137,748
Kraton Perf Polymers (KRA) GMT Capital BO 48,500 1,109,680
Steel Excel (SXCL) Sph Group BO 22,395 627,624
Microsoft (MSFT) Luczo Stephen J DIR 16,000 491,562
American International (AIG) Offit Morris DIR 10,000 317,020
American International (AIG) Koellner Laurette T DIR 7,825 248,957
Builders Firstsource (BLDR) Warburg Pincus PE IX BO 59,837 235,192
Insight Enterprises (NSIT) Allen Richard E DIR 10,000 169,939
Source: Insider Insights
Spirit Airlines (SAVE) Oaktree Capital Gp DIR,BO 3,622,334 81,538,736
PVH (PVH) Gehring Fred CEO,DIR 175,292 14,651,989
Campbell Soup (CPB) Weber Charlotte C DIR 228,984 7,785,652
Quanta Services (PWR) Colson John R CB,DIR 244,800 5,677,601
Western Refining (WNR) Foster Paul L CB,DIR,BO 300,000 5,298,425
Apple (AAPL) Levinson Arthur D DIR 7,500 4,234,961
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 117,861 3,861,020
Tal International (TAL) Sondey Brian CB,PR,CEO 100,000 3,821,706
Scripps Networks (SNI) Lowe Kenneth W CB,PR,CEO 55,628 3,013,369
Digital Realty Trust (DLR) Foust Michael F CEO,DIR 25,000 1,841,750
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 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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