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Insiders Trading HPQ, CVI, VRX, ARUN

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 30, 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.

Hewlett Packard (HPQ) Whitworth Ralph V DIR 13,148,735 295,434,080
CVR Energy (CVI) Icahn Carl C DIR,BO 1,000,000 26,619,000
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) Valueact DIR 197,193 9,496,185
Resolute Energy (REN) Spo Advisory BO 557,000 4,773,510
Universal Stainless (USAP) Pennant Capital Mgt BO 19,800 831,861
Zoltek Companies (ZOLT) Rumy Zsolt CB,CEO,BO 45,195 352,327
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) Paul Laurence E DIR 5,700 276,600
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR,BO 18,000 256,506
Power One (PWER) Hogge Steven D PR 40,000 161,252
LSI (LSI) Haggerty Charles A DIR 20,000 138,600
Source: Insider Insights
Reynolds American (RAI) Brown & Williamson BO 670,837 27,779,360
Toll Brothers (TOL) Toll Bruce E DIR 400,000 11,192,720
Aruba Networks (ARUN) Leone Douglas M DIR 661,200 9,121,893
Sei Investments (SEIC) West Alfred P Jr BO 160,000 2,921,300
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 72,152 2,277,197
Clarcor (CLC) Johnson Norman E CB,DIR 42,200 2,112,750
Ultimate Software (ULTI) Wilber Rick DIR 20,000 1,642,514
Drew Industries (DW) Rose Edward W III DIR 60,143 1,593,762
Cheniere Energy (LNG) Souki Charif CB,CEO,PR 100,000 1,501,000
Electro Scientific (ESIO) Nierenberg Investment DIR,BO 117,823 1,398,822
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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