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Insiders Trading STX, LINKD, TSRO

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, July 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.

Tesaro (TSRO) Interwest Partners X BO 444,444 5,999,994
Dynegy (DYN) Litespeed Management BO 1,264,251 745,016
Eqt Midstream Partners (EQM) Crawford Randall L VP,DIR 25,000 525,000
Eqt Midstream Partners (EQM) Porges David L CB,PR,CEO 20,000 420,000
Vistaprint (VPRT) Smith Thomas W BO 10,000 325,120
First Opportunity Fund (FOFI) Adams Nicholas C FO 37,476 266,800
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip MD et al CEO,CB,BO 45,000 212,198
Global Income Fund (GIFD) Winmill & Co O 20,535 84,367
Sonic (SONC) Janjua Omar PR 5,000 51,250
General American Investors Co (GAM) Priest Jeffrey W PR 1,100 30,019
Source: Insider Insights
Google (GOOG) Brin Sergey F,DIR,BO 83,334 48,657,848
Seagate Technology (STX) Luczo Stephen J CB,PR,CEO 500,000 12,215,700
Encore Bancshares (EBTX) Williams Randa Duncan DIR 489,374 10,090,892
Linkedin (LNKD) Weiner Jeff CEO,DIR 74,584 7,969,650
Broadcom (BRCM) Samueli Henry CB,CTO,DIR 150,000 5,033,708
Logmein (LOGM) Benson Steven J DIR 130,000 4,024,973
Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR) Blutt Mitchell J Md DIR 70,000 3,717,980
Encore Bancshares (EBTX) Williams J Harold BO 131,145 2,704,210
Encore Bancshares (EBTX) Moore Preston PR,DIR 122,614 2,528,301
Visa (V) Floum Joshua R GC 16,949 2,118,625
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: STX, LINKD, TSRO, BRCM 
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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