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Top Insider Trades: EOX CUB PMT OPK

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 Thursday, May 23, 2013 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, 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.
Everyware (ROIQ) Clinton BO 1,655,000 16,551,250
Emerald (EOX) Edelman & Guill BO 2,785,600 16,351,472
Spectrum (SPB) Harbinger BO 62,800 3,679,558
Pennymac (PMT) Kurland S L CB,CEO,DIR 44,000 995,306
ServiceSource (SREV) Reynolds B D DIR 115,000 783,150
Opko (OPK) Frost P CEO,CB,BO 42,300 290,910
Calix (CALX) Denuccio K A DIR 15,000 141,450
MPLX (MPLX) Wilson C R DIR 3,000 115,365
Xenoport (XNPT) Mario Ernest DIR 20,000 109,800
Home Loan (HLSS) Van V JP PR,DIR 4,505 104,111
Source: Insider Insights
Cubic (CUB) Zable Non Qtip BO 2,315,000 105,911,248
William L (WLH) Luxor BO 2,827,500 70,687,501
Homeaway (AWAY) Av Partners VIII BO 583,240 18,144,712
Six Flags (SIX) Reid A J CB,PR,CEO 100,000 8,026,383
Servicenow (NOW) Luddy F B DIR 122,855 4,901,228
Facebook (FB) Sandberg S COO,DIR 176,452 4,489,507
Westinghouse Air (WAB) Neupaver A J CEO,CB,DIR 30,000 3,272,265
Range (RRC) Farquharson A VP 30,000 2,313,024
Erickson (EAC) Zm Eac BO 67,960 1,763,853
Synchronoss (SNCR) Waldis S CEO,CB,DIR 55,000 1,730,600
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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