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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 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
Retail Ventures (RVI) Schottenstein Jay L
CB,DIR
1,062,100
$3,165,058
Bronco Drilling (BRNC) Inmobiliaria Carso S A De C V
BO
49,000
$315,773
Boulder Grth & Inc Fd (BIF) Ernest Horejsi Trust No 1b
BO
48,554
$211,824
Van Kampen Municipal Trust (VKQ) Dammeyer Rodney F
DIR
24,800
$187,725
Van Kampen Tr For Ins Muni (VIM) Dammeyer Rodney F
DIR
18,700
$171,367
Infocus (INFS) Nery Capital Partners LP
BO
242,655
$164,431
Merge Healthcare (MRGE) Brown Dennis
DIR
90,033
$114,928
Willis Lease Finance (WLFC) Jacobs Sy
BO
12,384
$106,304
Acacia Research (ACTG) Harris Robert L II
PR,DIR
35,048
$103,484
Nanophase Tech (NANX) Whitmore Bradford T
BO
80,157
$90,816
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Title(s)
Shares
Sold
Dollar
Value
Hunt J B Transport (JBHT) J B Hunt LLC
BO
1,005,912
$25,280,782
Sears Holdings (SHLD) Perry Richard C
DIR
397,952
$15,918,149
Fidelity National Info Svs (FIS) Foley William P II
CB
349,500
$5,702,520
Toll Brothers (TOL) Toll Bruce E
DIR
200,000
$4,408,800
Unitrin (UTR) Singleton Group LLC
BO
234,714
$3,993,555
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Jesselson Michael G
DIR
220,975
$2,230,547
Equity One (EQY) Hetz Nathan
DIR
116,013
$2,166,322
Aaron Rents (RNT) Loudermilk Robert C Jr
CEO,PR,
DIR
74,000
$1,880,207
Digital Realty Trust (DLR) Foust Michael F
CEO,DIR
42,000
$1,315,550
Virgin Media (VMED) Huff William R
DIR
200,000
$918,673
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.