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Insiders Trading ECL, LOGM, CBPO, DW

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, June 5, 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.

Ecolab (ECL) Gates William H III BO 383,656 23,723,714
China Biologic Products (CBPO) Warburg Pincus PE X DIR,BO 1,608,363 20,104,538
Transdigm (TDG) Small Robert J DIR 101,841 12,390,037
Ares Capital (ARCC) Ressler Antony P DIR 333,250 4,989,823
Autonation (AN) Cascade Investment BO 54,785 1,917,371
Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) Simon Herbert DIR 25,000 743,473
Microsoft (MSFT) Luczo Stephen J DIR 17,500 502,600
Global Partners (GLP) Global Gp PT,DIR 20,831 431,143
First Opportunity Fund (FOFI) Adams Nicholas C FO 59,407 414,656
Guidance Software (GUID) RGM Capital BO 50,000 395,025
Source: Insider Insights
Logmein (LOGM) Benson Steven J DIR 105,000 3,275,530
Drew Industries (DW) Rose Edward W III DIR 61,000 1,586,489
Stryker (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 27,000 1,358,799
Molina Healthcare (MOH) Molina John C CFO,TT,DIR,BO 45,000 1,120,919
Fastenal (FAST) Miller Hugh Loss DIR 26,000 1,119,200
Equinix (EQIX) Smith Stephen M CEO,PR,DIR 6,000 936,278
Pandora Media (P) Westergren Timothy DIR 85,000 864,739
Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Richardson Brent D CB,DIR 45,000 817,450
Fleetcor Technologies (FLT) Dey Eric CFO,SEC 20,000 724,302
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 18,979 589,139
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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