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Insiders Trading VMW, ARUN, P

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 Friday, June 1, 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.

VMware (VMW) EMC BO 161,800 14,979,854
SM Energy (SM) Copeland David W VP,GC 10,000 533,685
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip MD et al CEO,CB,BO 110,000 507,650
Pandora Media (P) McCarthy Barry DIR 45,000 470,180
Yahoo (YHOO) Wilson Harry James DIR 25,000 378,750
Winthrop Realty Trust (FUR) Ashner Michael L CB,CEO,BO 27,000 278,480
RAIT Financial Trust (RAS) Rima Senvest Mgt BO 52,498 209,475
Allison Transmission (ALSN) Dewey Lawrence E CB,PR,CEO 11,000 206,311
Global Partners (GLP) Global Gp PT,DIR 9,600 205,449
Frontier Communications (FTR) Finard Jeri B DIR 50,000 177,500
Source: Insider Insights
Google (GOOG) Schmidt Eric E CB,DIR 26,500 15,420,584
Aruba Networks (ARUN) Leone Douglas M DIR 350,800 4,678,593
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 93,500 2,938,789
Dillards (DDS) Sanderford Robin VP,PR 35,000 2,389,504
Riverbed Technology (RVBD) Kennelly Jerry M CB,CEO,DIR 133,332 2,165,585
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) Sing George L DIR 10,000 1,344,397
Golfsmith International (GOLF) Marxe A & Greenhouse D BO 200,000 1,210,000
Petsmart (PETM) Perricone Jaye D VP 17,602 1,130,420
O Reilly Automotive (ORLY) Wooten Rosalie Oreilly DIR 10,000 963,000
Wisdomtree Investments (WETF) Lavine Bruce I COO,DIR 139,439 906,034
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.

Stock quotes in this article: VMW, ARUN, P 
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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