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Below are lists of the top 10 open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday 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
Bill Barrett (BBG) Warburg Pincus & Co
BO
381,502
$7,179,559
Global Industries Ltd (GLBL) Dore William J
BO
915,888
$2,459,806
Transmeta (TMTA) Riley Bryant R
DIR
118,919
$2,127,476
Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX) Turner Daniel K III
DIR
300,000
$1,038,450
Weatherford Intl (WFT) Macaulay William E
DIR
100,000
$920,000
Moneygram Intl (MGI) Blum Capital Partners LP
BO
607,746
$578,327
Global Industries (GLBL) Clerico John A
CEO
200,000
$539,446
Visa (V) Saunders Joseph W
CB,CEO,
DIR
10,175
$513,462
Berry Petroleum (BRY) Jamieson Thomas J
DIR
50,428
$448,609
Sunstone Hotel Investors (SHO) Wolff Lewis
DIR
55,700
$300,223
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Title(s)
Shares
Sold
Dollar
Value
Western Sizzlin (WSZZ) Dash Acquisitions LLC
DIR,BO
11,250
$9,437,783
McMoran Exploration (MMR) Day Robert
DIR
423,805
$3,917,002
KBW (KBW) Michaud Thomas B
VCB,DIR,
COO
84,100
$1,801,582
Navigant Consulting (NCI) Howard Julie
PR,COO
76,408
$1,410,469
Qualcomm (QCOM) Stern Marc I
DIR
45,000
$1,364,266
HMS Holdings (HMSY) Holster Robert M
CB,CEO,
DIR
40,000
$1,128,000
Ebix (EBIX) Luxor Capital Group LP
BO
46,855
$1,061,369
Rock-tenn (RKT) Rubright James A
CB,CEO,
DIR
23,828
$801,862
Bebe Stores (BEBE) Mashouf Manny
CB,F,
DIR,BO
120,000
$789,600
Dusa Pharmaceuticals (DUSA) Becker Steven R
BO
579,994
$661,193
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.