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 Thursday 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
Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNI) Berkshire Hathaway Inc
BO
825,000
$65,711,250
Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) Spo Advisory Corp
BO
200,000
$13,076,000
Calpine (CPN) Spo Advisory Corp
BO
910,610
$9,770,846
CNA Financial (CNA) Loews Corp
BO
102,800
$1,491,702
Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) Rachesky Mark H Md
BO
230,000
$1,433,797
Landrys Restaurants (LNY) Fertitta Tilman J
CEO,PR,
DIR,BO
103,759
$1,174,552
Trico Marine Services (TRMA) Bay Harbour Management Lc
BO
154,076
$1,068,152
Exelixis (EXEL) Papadopoulos Stelios
DIR
300,000
$968,828
Rightnow Technologies (RNOW) Gianforte Greg R
CB,CEO,
PR,DIR,
BO,TT
135,000
$820,170
Entrust (ENTU) Dennedy Jim
DIR
500,000
$620,072
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Title(s)
Shares
Sold
Dollar
Value
Brush Engineered Materials (BW) Gendell Jeffrey L Et Al
BO
660,343
$6,964,243
Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) Gleason George G II
CB,CEO,
DIR,BO
142,300
$4,270,539
Everest Re Group (RE) Taranto Joseph V
CB,CEO,
DIR
55,777
$4,151,019
Arch Capital Group (ACGL) Vollaro John D
CFO,VP,
TR
50,000
$3,541,506
Arch Capital Group (ACGL) Pasquesi John M5
VCB,DIR
40,000
$2,837,149
Pool (POOL) Sledd Robert C
DIR
140,881
$2,231,555
Northern Trust (NTRS) Osborn William A
CB,DIR
25,000
$1,418,300
Arch Capital Group (ACGL) Iordanou Constantine
CEO,PR,
DIR
16,648
$1,182,008
Hittite Microwave (HITT) Ayasli Children LLC
BO
30,000
$961,605
Callon Petroleum (CPE) Callon Fred L
CB,CEO,
PR,DIR
110,000
$861,900
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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