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 Tuesday, Jan. 14, 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.

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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

Goldstein Robert

DIR,BO

Seacoast Banking

SBCF

JB*

$4,999,999

2

Highland Capital

O

Nexpoint Cr St Fd

NHF

B

$1,997,132

3

Samant Vijay B

CEO,DIR

Vical

VICL

B

$468,600

4

Coe Charles B

DIR

Dycom Industries

DY

B

$419,850

5

Silberfein Andrew

CEO,DIR

Rouse Properties

RSE

JB*

$292,500

6

Honig Barry C

DIR,BO

Pershing Gold

PGLC

B

$175,500

7

Bilinsky Igor

VP

Vical

VICL

B

$127,800

8

Smith Lawrence

VP

Vical

VICL

B

$127,800

9

Ramos Anthony

CAO

Vical

VICL

B

$99,400

10

Schall Benjamin

COO

Rouse Properties

RSE

JB*

$58,500

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

Blackstone II

BO

Pbf Energy

PBF

JS*

$204,375,008

2

Hoffman Reid

DIR,BO

Linkedin

LNKD

AS

$18,072,370

3

Hamamoto David T

CB,CEO

Northstar Rlty Fin

NRF

AS

$9,038,033

4

Weiner Jeff

CEO,DIR

Linkedin

LNKD

AS

$8,023,758

5

Third Rock Ventures

BO

Bluebird Bio

BLUE

S

$7,446,200

6

Lefkofsky Eric P

CEO,DIR,BO

Groupon

GRPN

AS

$5,118,451

7

Damelio Frank A

VP

Pfizer

PFE

AS

$4,932,043

8

Sperling John G

CB

Apollo Education

APOL

S

$3,038,800

9

Arora Nikesh

VP

Google

GOOG

AS

$2,875,000

10

Schear Mitchell N

PR

Vornado Rlty Tr

VNO

S

$2,281,530

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