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Top Insider Trades: MDRX, ANGO, CHTR, HI

Stocks in this article: MDRXANGOCHTRHI

By Jonathan Moreland, founder of Insider Insights and author of Profit From Legal Insider Trading.

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It is a victory for common sense. Tracking the trading behavior of company executives, directors and large shareholders in the stocks of firms they're registered in as "insiders" has proven to be profitable, according to both academic studies and (more importantly) the experience of professional investors.

Below are lists of the top 10 mainly open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday as ranked by dollar value. Please note, however, that these are only factual lists, not buy and sell recommendations. Dollar value is only one metric to assess the importance of an insider transaction, and, frankly, often not even the most important metric that determines if an insider transaction is significant.

At InsiderInsights.com, we find new investment ideas just about every day using these and more intricate insider screens to determine where we should focus our subsequent fundamental and technical analysis. And while stocks don't (or shouldn't) move up or down based on insider activity alone, insiders tend to be good indicators of when real stock-moving events like earnings surprises, corporate actions, and new products may be in the offing.

So use these regular Top Insider Trades columns as the initial research tools they are meant to be, and click the links in the tables to analyze a company's or insider's full insider history. Also feel free to contact us with any questions on our proprietary insider data, and how it is best analyzed.

Live Nation Ent (LYV) Liberty Media DIR,BO 1,700,000 19,380,000
Angiodynamics (ANGO) Bucci Vincent DIR 85,000 915,800
Allscripts (MDRX) Stevens David D DIR 39,600 504,484
Allscripts (MDRX) Chookaszian Dennis DIR 40,000 501,200
Allscripts (MDRX) Black Paul CEO,PR,DIR 23,625 299,801
Hillenbrand
(HI)
Loughrey F Joseph DIR 12,000 294,162
Simon Property (SPG) Glasscock Larry C DIR 1,500 239,985
Blue Sphere (BLSP) Dr Bornstein BO 33,837,000 203,022
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip MD CEO,CB,BO 23,500 175,751
Royce Focus Trust (FUND) George W Whitney VP,FO,BO 25,000 174,000
Source: Insider Insights
Charter (CHTR) Apollo Mgt Gp BO 6,166,667 551,719,360
Hertz (HTZ) C Dubilier & Rice Fd BO 13,909,141 280,130,112
Charter (CHTR) Oaktree Opp Inv DIR 3,083,333 275,859,648
Govt Props (GOV) Commonwealth Reit BO 9,950,000 250,740,000
Fleetcor (FLT) Balson Andrew DIR 2,261,480 159,547,408
Fleetcor (FLT) Summit Partners PT,BO 1,500,000 105,825,000
Google (GOOG) Page Lawrence CEO,DIR,BO 41,666 34,391,216
Realpage (RP) Apax Managers DIR 1,500,000 30,090,000
3d Sys (DDD) Hull Charles W VP,CTO,DIR 500,000 16,285,100
Pacira (PCRX) Evnin Luke DIR 500,000 13,930,000
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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