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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 Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 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.

<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

Sanofi

BO

Regeneron Pharm

REGN

B

$48,325,844

2

Macmillan Stephen

CEO,DIR

Hologic

HOLX

B

$4,133,644

3

Gross William H

O

Pimco Dyn Inc Fd

PDI

B

$3,066,970

4

Deming Claiborne

DIR

Murphy Oil

MUR

B

$1,700,186

5

Carpenter Alvin R

DIR

Consol Energy

CNX

B

$1,101,300

6

Martin William C

BO

Vitesse Semi

VTSS

JB*

$978,200

7

Stokes John M

DIR

Kinder Morgan

KMI

JB*

$789,944

8

Koehler Michael

CEO,DIR

Teradata

TDC

B

$413,000

9

Ellis James O Jr

DIR

Dominion Resources

D

B

$238,874

10

Hayssen Charles N

DIR

Clearfield

CLFD

B

$180,000

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

Chen Linda

PR,SO

Wynn Resorts

WYNN

S

$4,380,000

2

Bonvanie Rene

SO

Palo Alto Net

PANW

AS

$3,350,000

3

Luczo Stephen J

CB,CEO

Seagate Tech

STX

S

$2,943,252

4

Walker David N

CFO

Maximus

MMS

S

$2,780,662

5

Franklin Resources

BO

Dynegy

DYN

S

$2,080,940

6

Watjen Thomas R

CEO,DIR

Unum

UNM

AS

$1,934,970

7

Manne Robert

VP,GC

Ultimate Software

ULTI

AS

$1,561,878

8

Kanas John Adam

CB,CEO,DIR

Bankunited

BKU

S

$1,547,990

9

Torres John D

VP,LO

Lennox Intl

LII

S

$1,381,129

10

Scott James Kevin

VP,OO

Linkedin

LNKD

AS

$1,294,542

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

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 adviser 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;

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