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 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
Conseco (CNO) Prieur C James CEO,DIR 200,000 $221,000
CCF Bancorp (CCFN) Halterman Glenn E DIR 5,000 $96,250
Nuveen Qualityome Municipal Fund (NQU) Spalding Thomas C Jr VP 3,371 $40,925
Ideation Acquisition (IDI) Frost Phillip Md Et Al DIR,BO 5,000 $37,750
American Post Tension (APTI) Hohman Edward A PR,DIR,BO 699,000 $34,950
Valuevision Media (VVTV) Stewart Keith R CEO,PR,DIR 45,880 $32,070
Regen Biologics (RGBO) Mcneil Robert G DIR,BO 10,300 $29,850
CCF Bancorp (CCFN) Kile Willard H Jr DIR 1,350 $26,123
Entercom Communications (ETM) Field Joseph M CB,DIR,BO 19,600 $23,097
Ambac Financial Group (ABK) Leonard Sean T CFO,VP 20,000 $17,200
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Title(s)
Shares
Sold
Dollar
Value
Gap (GPS) Fisher John J BO 740,600 $11,239,346
Ebix (EBIX) Brit Insurance Holdings Plc O 36,500 $927,845
First Mercury Financial (FMR) Shaw Jerome M DIR,BO 42,000 $624,329
Hittite Microwave (HITT) Ayasli Children LLC BO 18,000 $576,585
Cbeyond (CBEY) Luttrell D Scott DIR 20,000 $391,000
Accelrys (ACCL) Mak Capital One LLC BO 56,168 $229,104
Westwood Holdings Group (WHG) Gamco Investors Inc Et Al BO 2,600 $110,498
Thomas Weisel Partners Group (TWPG) Slivon Paul C DIR 11,999 $51,074
Diligent Board Member Services (DIL.NZ) Carroll Capital Holdings LLC BO 539,760 $40,482
Prime Sun Power (PSPW) Rudana Investment Group Ag BO 19,570 $39,140
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.

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