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Insiders Trading LIME, WIRE, SXCL, GOOG

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 15, 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.

Heritage Crystal Clean (HCCI) Heritage BO 322,923 6,619,922
Lime Energy (LIME) Kiphart Richard P DIR,BO 1,000,000 2,550,000
Steel Excel (SXCL) SPH Group BO 87,850 2,482,592
Everbank Financial (EVER) Kleeman Merrick R DIR 118,751 1,266,373
Autonation (AN) Cascade Investment BO 26,721 934,794
Synchronoss Tech (SNCR) Cadogan William J DIR 25,000 517,657
Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN) Isabella Paul PR,CEO 19,600 497,805
Repros Therapeutics (RPRX) Perceptive Advisors BO 59,500 439,283
Rosetta Resources (ROSE) Hagale John E VP,CFO,TR 6,000 248,500
Kaydon (KDN) Alexander Mark A DIR 10,000 232,177
Source: Insider Insights
Encore Wire (WIRE) Capital Southwest DIR 2,774,250 66,637,484
Google (GOOG) Page Lawrence CEO,DIR,BO 27,778 16,988,678
Viacom (VIAB) Dauman Philippe P PR,CEO,DIR 286,447 13,755,156
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 230,703 7,625,657
Intrepid Potash (IPI) Jornayvaz Robert P III CB,DIR,BO 200,000 4,230,000
Mohawk Industries (MHK) Kolb David L DIR 22,200 1,610,217
Aarons (AAN) Loudermilk R Charles Sr CB,DIR 48,369 1,306,103
Stryker (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 18,000 943,717
Monster Beverage (MNST) Selati Sydney DIR 10,000 709,200
NV Energy (NVE) Ceccarelli Jeffrey L VP 40,000 684,200
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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