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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, July 13, 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.

Synageva Biopharma (GEVA) Baker Julian DIR,BO 886,000 36,503,200
Vistaprint (VPRT) Smith Thomas W BO 145,361 4,491,154
Synageva Biopharma (GEVA) Tisch Thomas J DIR 73,000 3,007,600
Deckers Outdoor (DECK) Martinez Angel R CEO,DIR 10,000 459,034
Hudson Global (HSON) Sagard Capital BO 112,400 443,980
Smithfield Foods (SFD) Pope C Larry PR,DIR 10,000 192,600
Smithfield Foods (SFD) Thamodaran Dhamu R VP 5,000 94,000
Worthington Industries (WOR) Anderson Kerrii B DIR 4,000 87,080
Ckx Lands (CKX) Ottley Properties BO 5,400 80,946
Forest City Enterprises (FCEA) Anton Arthur F DIR 3,000 42,860
Source: Insider Insights
Complete Genomics (GNOM) Orbimed Advisors BO 1,207,936 3,304,642
Synageva Biopharma (GEVA) Tisch Daniel R BO 29,200 1,365,100
Gas Natural (EGAS) Osborne Richard M CB,CEO,BO 100,000 1,010,000
Dunkin Brands (DNKN) Luther Jon L DIR 24,000 811,920
Ixia (XXIA) Rhone Trustees (Bahamas) BO 43,376 527,877
Iridium Communications (IRDM) Greenhill & Co O 45,000 426,332
Blackrock Kelso Capital (BKCC) Virginia Retirement System BO 40,937 395,112
Royal Gold (RGLD) Dempsey Stanley DIR 5,000 372,250
FXCM (FXCM) Charlestone Venture Holdings BO 32,600 365,212
Monotype Imaging (TYPE) Shaw Douglas J PR,CEO,DIR 25,000 351,708
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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