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Insiders Trading CDXC, IHS, HFC, MWIV

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 Thursday, June 21, 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.
Chromadex (CDXC) Frost Phillip MD et al BO 600,000 390,000
Golden Eagle International (MYNG) Gulf Coast Capital BO 8,333,334 150,000
Global Income Fund (GIFD) Winmill & Co O 28,086 112,205
Samson Oil & Gas (SSN) Barr Terence Maxwell MD,PR,CEO,DIR 1,000,000 63,000
Chromadex (CDXC) Brauser Michael DIR 83,498 54,274
Chromadex (CDXC) Honig Barry C DIR 74,787 48,612
Vera Bradley (VRA) McEvoy Matthew DIR 2,000 47,838
Kips Bay Medical (KIPS) Kips Bay Investments BO 44,104 44,098
Tandy Leather Factory (TLF) Bandera Partners BO 7,666 39,455
MVB Financial (MVBF) Pallotta J Christopher DIR 1,564 34,415
Source: Insider Insights
IHS (IHS) Conscientia Investment BO 8,695,653 852,174,016
Hollyfrontier (HFC) Jennings Michael CEO,PR,DIR 110,000 3,752,848
MWI Veterinary Supply (MWIV) Cleary James F Jr PR,CEO,DIR 32,713 3,220,036
Arlington Asset Investment (AI) Billings Eric F CB,CEO,DIR 90,127 2,072,955
Petsmart (PETM) Francis Philip L DIR 17,007 1,175,517
Patrick Industries (PATK) Gendell Jeffrey L Et Al BO 80,507 1,140,836
Stryker (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 18,000 982,927
Target (TGT) Griffith John D O 15,400 900,412
El Paso Electric (EE) Holland Branch Patricia Z DIR 21,800 704,731
Spirit Airlines (SAVE) Biffle Barry O 29,078 583,345
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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