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Insiders Trading CHKM, BFB, EGAS

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, July 3, 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.
Mannkind (MNKD) Mann Alfred E CB,CEO,BO,DIR 31,250,000 77,187,504
Tesaro (TSRO) New Enterprise Associates 13 BO 1,111,111 14,999,998
Accelr8 Technology (AXK) Patience John DIR,BO 14,000,000 14,420,000
Stone Energy (SGY) Powell Donald E DIR 75,000 7,725,000
Puma Biotechnology (PBYI) Adage Capital Gp BO 178,424 1,971,108
Strategic Diagnostics (SDIX) Becker Drapkin Management BO 804,500 949,310
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip MD et al CEO,CB,BO 50,000 232,406
Bmc Fund (NONE) Farmer Robert Donald DIR 6,000 108,000
Dgt (DGTC) SPH Group BO 7,000 76,019
Janus Resources (JANI) Jenkins David E DIR 3,500,000 35,000
Source: Insider Insights
Chesapeake Midstream Partners (CHKM) Chesapeake Midstream DIR,BO 33,704,664 839,583,232
Brown Forman (BFB) Barzun Brooke Brown BO 195,000 18,898,456
Gas Natural (EGAS) Osborne Richard M CB,CEO,BO 700,000 7,070,000
Kellogg (K) Kellogg W K Foundation BO 115,800 5,732,818
Macerich (MAC) Coppola Edward C PR,DIR 90,000 5,273,694
Fedex (FDX) Graf Alan B Jr VP,CFO 50,000 4,498,100
Mattel (MAT) Eckert Robert DIR 91,372 2,975,904
Msc Industrial Direct Co (MSM) Jacobson Mitchell DIR,BO 42,320 2,767,124
Linkedin (LNKD) Henke David VP,OO 16,550 1,768,291
Medivation (MDVN) Bailey Gregory DIR 18,500 1,692,565
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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