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

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Which stocks are getting attention from insiders?

In a victory for common sense, tracking the trading behavior of company executives, directors and large shareholders in the stocks of companies at which they're registered 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 Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, as ranked by dollar value.

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, 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 blog posts 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 email us with any questions on our proprietary insider data, and how it is best analyzed.

<p>#:</p><p>Filer Name</p><p>Insider Titles</p><p>Company Name</p><p>Ticker</p><p>Trans<br>Type</p><p>Dollar Value</p>

1

Otto Alexander

BO

DDR

DDR

B

$939,627

2

Roth Jacob

CEO,DIR,BO

Royal Energy

ROYE

JB*

$100,500

3

Frost Phillip Md

CEO,CB,BO

Opko Health

OPK

B

$70,423

4

Hess Dean H

DIR

Jacksonville Bancorp

JXSB

JB*

$19,500

5

Rlj Spac Acquisition

BO

Rlj Entertainment

RLJE

B

$11,400

6

Hogoboom William

CFO

ZBB Energy

ZBB

B

$10,010

7

Glasgow Charles W

BO

Beacon Enterprise

BEAC

B

$7,442

8

Smith Rankin M Jr

DIR

Fidelity Southern

LION

JB*

$4,998

9

Mihaylo Steven G

CEO,DIR,BO

Crexendo

EXE

B

$4,055

10

Shepherd W Clyde

DIR

Fidelity Southern

LION

JB*

$3,998

Source: InsiderInsights.com | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

<p>#:</p><p>Filer Name</p><p>Insider Titles</p><p>Company Name</p><p>Ticker</p><p>Trans<br>Type</p><p>Dollar Value</p>

1

Roberts Bryan E

DIR

Ironwood Pharm

IRWD

AS

$10,468,795

2

Adams Mark

PR

Micron Technology

MU

S

$3,944,061

3

Toll Bruce E

DIR

Toll Brothers

TOL

S

$3,601,660

4

Ra Capital Mgt

BO

Derma Sciences

DSCI

S

$3,549,500

5

Jacobson Mitchell

DIR,BO

MSC Industrial

MSM

S

$3,396,703

6

Dolby Dagmar

BO

Dolby Labs

DLB

AS

$2,864,472

7

Gershwind Erik

CEO,DIR

MSC Industrial

MSM

S

$1,731,799

8

Swartz Brian L

VP,CFO

Apollo Education

APOL

AS

$1,539,836

9

Putnam James S

DIR

Lpl Financial

LPLA

AS

$1,500,000

10

Daniel V Tierney Tr

BO

KCG

KCG

AS

$1,483,150

Source: InsiderInsights.com | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes