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 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
Loral Space & Comms (LORL) Rachesky Mark H Md DIR,BO 138,332 $2,213,312
Futurefuel (FTFL) Osmium Special Situations Fund BO 542,072 $2,282,797
Southern Copper (PCU) Grupo Mexico Sab De Cv BO 100,000 $1,579,000
Calpine (CPN) LSP Cal Holdings II LLC BO 135,000 $812,925
Anntaylor Stores (ANN) Burke James J Jr DIR 125,000 $539,625
Webmedia Brands (WEBM) Meckler Alan M CB,CEO,
1,900,000 $418,000
Ruby Tuesday (RT) Haslam James A III DIR 198,225 $353,158
Wal Mart Stores (WMT) Breyer James DIR 5,000 $250,347
FBR Capital Markets (FBCM) Crestview Partners Gp LP BO 94,604 $244,025
Biospecifics Technologies (BSTC) RA Capital Management LLC BO 10,845 $206,954
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Glaxosmithkline Plc DIR,BO 1,237,500 $56,143,133
Toll Brothers (TOL) Toll Robert I CEO,DIR,
500,000 $8,750,162
Fossil (FOSL) Kartsotis Tom CB,DIR,
510,300 $7,497,102
Thinkorswim Group (SWIM) Barba Lee K CB,CEO,
175,000 $1,417,885
Smith & Wesson (SWHC) Saltz Mitchell A DIR 200,000 $1,096,997
Hittite Microwave (HITT) Ayasli Children LLC BO 24,000 $742,553
New Generation Biofuels (NGBF) Global Energy Holdings Group Inc BO 5,301,300 $583,143
Shutterfly (SFLY) Clark James H BO 66,510 $577,554
Ebix (EBIX) Brit Insurance Holdings Plc O 19,500 $471,436
Frezer (FREZ) Ki Equity Partners Iv LLC O 2,075,366 $352,812
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
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.