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 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
QLT (QLTI) NB Public Equity Ks BO 312,205 $560,006
Peerless Systems (PRLS) Bandera Partners LLC BO 271,080 $487,786
Pet Drx (VETS) Wynnefield Partners Small Cap Value LP BO 1,273,691 $254,738
General Steel Holdings (GSI) Yu Zuo Sheng CB,CEO,
DIR,BO
60,000 $176,355
Summer Infant (SUMR) Wynnefield Partners Small Cap Value LP BO 90,000 $144,000
Forest City Enterprises (FCEA) Ratner Bruce C DIR,VP 15,000 $82,748
Mccormick & (MKC) Kurzius Lawrence Erik PR 2,500 $73,250
Apollo Group (APOL) Swartz Brian L CFO,VP,
TR
1,000 $67,600
Sauer Danfoss (SHS) Krabsen Henrik PR,VP 15,000 $45,000
Fibernet Telecom Group (FTGX) WC Capital Management LLC BO 3,000 $33,338
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Title(s)
Shares
Sold
Dollar
Value
Aerovironment (AVAV) Maccready Judy BO 80,000 $1,881,600
Bebe Stores (BEBE) Mashouf Neda BO 119,100 $873,922
Vonage Holdings (VG) Silver Point Capital LP BO 725,000 $323,423
Childrens Place Retail Stores (PLCE) Silverstein Stanley DIR,BO 10,000 $245,078
Exobox Technologies (EXBX) Pernia Marc Benjamin VP 1,742,005 $163,798
Aeropostale (ARO) Cunningham Michael CFO,VP 3,764 $106,408
Microvision (MVIS) Dondero James D BO 40,000 $52,480
Enzon Pharmaceuticals (ENZN) Horak Ivan D VP 7,035 $43,054
Enzon Pharmaceuticals (ENZN) Tooman Craig A CFO,VP,
FO
5,930 $36,292
Flowers Foods (FLO) Thriffiley Donald A Jr VP,HR 1,500 $36,184
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.