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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 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
James River Coal (JRCC) Steelhead Partners LLC O 277,000 $3,342,958
Delta Petroleum Corpco (DPTR) Tracinda Corp BO 391,368 $1,567,058
Southern Copper (PCU) Grupo Mexico Sab De Cv BO 92,000 $1,290,760
Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP) Flynn James E  BO,BO 140,906 $1,189,603
Bronco Drilling Company (BRNC) Inmobiliaria Carso S A De C V  BO 106,000 $640,040
Stone Tan China Acquisition (STTA) Integrated Core Strategies (US) LLC O 70,000 $505,650
Retail Ventures (RVI) Schottenstein Jay L CB,DIR 165,700 $495,443
Cowlitz Bancorporation (CWLZ) Crescent Capital Vi LLC BO 80,000 $476,800
Cohen & Steers Reit & Pref Inc Fd (RNP) Cohen Martin CB,DIR 62,000 $319,680
National Coal (NCOC) Geologic Resource Partners LLC BO 255,504 $314,430
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
IACInteractivecorp (IACI) Liberty Media Corp BO 333,600 $5,340,808
China-biotics (CHBT) Pope Investments LLC O 142,760 $1,024,303
GMX Resources (GMXR) Centennial Energy Partners LLC BO 36,393 $865,939
Philip Morris (PM) Kuepfer Marco VP,TR,
10,000 $423,000
ATP Oil & Gas (ATPG) Centennial Energy Partners LLC BO 45,000 $281,478
Natures Sunshine Prod (NATR) Delta Partners LLC BO 49,000 $269,500
Nitromed (NTMD) Flynn James E BO,BO 460,831 $257,628
Ciber (CBR) Mcgill Archibald J DIR 16,161 $70,139
Herley Industries New (HRLY) Gamco Investors Inc Et Al BO 4,860 $58,600
Vicon Industries (VII) Roche Arthur D DIR 10,000 $54,569
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.