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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 Tuesday 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
Cowlitz Bancorporation (CWLZ) Crescent Capital Vi LLC
BO
363,000
$2,123,550
James River Coal (JRCC) Steelhead Partners LLC
O
65,000
$890,136
Van Kampen Municipal Trust (VKQ) Dammeyer Rodney F
DIR
28,300
$310,684
Van Kampen Trust For Insured Munis (VIM) Dammeyer Rodney F
DIR
25,800
$306,801
Gtx (GTXI) Sear Timothy R G
DIR
25,000
$259,250
Impax Laboratories (IPXL.OB) Hsu Larry
CEO,PR,DIR
50,000
$250,000
Terremark Worldwide (TMRK) Cyrte Investments Bv
BO
66,966
$240,223
Sanmina-sci (SANM) Sola Jure
CB,CEO,DIR
575,000
$202,055
Commerce Bancshares (CBSH) Mcdonnell Thomas A
DIR
3,317
$116,759
Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) Bvf Partners L Pil
BO
43,736
$87,472
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Title(s)
Shares
Sold
Dollar
Value
Northern Trust (NTRS) Osborn William A
CB,DIR
44,407
$2,464,923
Hudson City Bancorp (HCBK) Lee Michael B
VP
100,000
$1,187,000
Shutterfly (SFLY) Clark James H
BO
120,000
$732,162
Transmontaigne LP (TLP) Cushing MLP Opp Fund I LP
BO
38,100
$657,648
Van Kampen Muni Opp Tr (VMO) Dammeyer Rodney F
DIR
62,000
$627,132
Schnitzer Steel Industries (SCHN) Schnitzer Gary
VP,BO
11,479
$440,139
Compass Minerals (CMP) Goadby David J
VP
3,400
$184,620
Alliance Data Systems (ADS) Iaccarino Michael L
X
4,221
$167,827
Haemonetics (HAE) Lopez Alicia R
VP
2,477
$148,620
Centennial Communications (CYCL) Small Michael
CEO,DIR
18,014
$148,530
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.