Which insiders are selling and buying chunks of stocks?

Below are lists of the top 10 open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday as ranked by dollar value. Company executives and directors are in the best position to assess the attractiveness of their firms' shares, and here is how many of them are voting their wallets!

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Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name Title(s) Shares
Bought
Dollar
Value
Autozone (AZO) Lampert Edward S  BO
143,200
$13,890,168
Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) Harbinger Capital Part Master Fd I BO
245,646
$8,699,638
Monsanto (MON) Parfet William U  DIR
53,600
$4,980,700
Nationwide Financial Svs (NFS) Nationwide Corp  BO
100,000
$4,708,252
Hilltop Holdings (HTH) Ford Gerald J  DIR,BO
172,500
$2,371,875
Trian Acquisition I (TUX) Millenco Llc  BO
250,000
$2,166,225
White Mountains Insurance (WTM) Barrette Raymond Joseph Rene  CB,CEO,DIR
6,061
$2,000,130
Lions Gate Ent (LGF) Rachesky Mark H Md  BO
221,100
$1,407,714
Endeavour Intl (END) Smedvig Qif Plc  BO
872,447
$798,746
Ashworth (ASHW) Diker Management Llc  BO
329,106
$602,264
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name Title(s) Shares
Sold
Dollar
Value
Apartment Invest & Mgt (AIV) Considine Terry  CB,CEO,DIR
1,409,717
$31,201,076
Quicksilver Resources (KWK) Quicksilver Energy LP BO
2,099,920
$23,435,675
XTO Energy (XTO) Baldwin Louis G  CFO,VP
535,700
$16,609,688
Williams Sonoma (WSM) Lester Howard  CB,CEO,DIR
1,000,000
$12,983,765
Boston Scientific (BSX) Nicholas Peter M  DIR
300,000
$2,711,520
Newstar Financial (NEWS) Oz Management LP BO
277,393
$2,065,315
Prudential Financial (PRU) Grier Mark B  VCB,DIR
53,000
$1,749,000
SBA Communications (SBAC) Stoops Jeffrey  CEO,DIR
100,000
$1,282,000
Greenbrier Companies (GBX) Gendell Jeffrey L et al BO
70,130
$907,071
Gatehouse Media (GHS) East Peak Partners LP  BO
2,500,000
$535,178
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, 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.
Source: InsiderInsights.com

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Jonathan Moreland is director of research and publisher of the weekly publication InsiderInsights, founder of the Web site InsiderInsights.com and the director of research at Insider Asset Management LLC. 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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