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Top Insider Trades: IRC FXCM HHC HYB 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 Tuesday, June 4, 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 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.
Baxano (BAXS) Hirsch Russell C DIR,BO 2,009,806 4,582,358
Baxano (BAXS) Young Roderick A DIR 1,340,034 3,055,278
Selectica (SLTC) Miller Lloyd I Iii BO 162,145 1,135,015
Inland
(IRC)
Goodwin Daniel L DIR,BO 100,000 1,060,000
H Hughes
(HHC)
Weinreb David CEO,DIR 10,000 995,634
Asure
(ASUR)
Red Oak Partners DIR,BO 94,161 499,995
New Amer Hi (HYB) Korman Bernard J DIR 49,400 498,812
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB,BO 60,000 391,808
Isramco (ISRL) Naphtha Holding BO 3,504 343,392
Cabelas (CAB) Mark Reuben DIR 5,000 334,458
Source: Insider Insights
Reynolds (RAI) Brown & Williamson BO 275,846 13,480,594
FXCM (FXCM) Charlestone Venture BO 747,631 10,466,834
Whole Foods (WFM) Mackey John P CEO 200,000 10,459,700
Cheniere (LNG) Souki Charif CB,CEO,PR 330,000 9,688,350
Chi Bridge (CBI) Asherman Philip K PR,CEO,DIR 75,000 4,663,367
Homeaway (AWAY) Av Partners VIII BO 100,000 3,128,400
Tower Intl (TOWR) Rajkovic Michael VP,COO 149,194 2,781,891
Pacira Pharm (PCRX) Evnin Luke DIR 82,072 2,462,160
Thor Indus (THO) Thompson Family BO 50,000 2,153,630
Interactive (ININ) Brown Donald E CB,CEO,BO 36,062 1,818,967
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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