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
Hallmark Financial Services (HALL) Newcastle Partners L P DIR,BO 95,425 $647,551
Tollgrade Communications (TLGD) Ramius LLC BO 33,860 $184,075
Suffolk Bancorp (SUBK) Goodale Edgar F DIR 4,000 $105,600
Sun American Bancorp (SAMB) Partridge James F DIR 25,000 $100,000
Cell Genesys (CEGE) Kopp Leroy C BO 200,000 $96,500
RAE Systems (RAE) Kopp Leroy C BO 100,000 $64,250
Ml Macadamia Orchards LP (NUT) Ebrahimi Farhad Fred BO 25,200 $44,108
Rosetta Stone (RST) Adams Tom Peder Herman CEO,PR,
1,780 $32,040
Winmark (WINA) Morgan John L CB,CEO,
2,500 $29,775
Tix (TIXC) Ashraf Iqbal BO 26,613 $28,318
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Hittite Microwave (HITT) Ayasli Children LLC BO 63,000 $2,160,466
First Citizens Bancshares (FCNCA) Holding Lewis R BO 13,091 $1,773,056
J P Morgan Chase (JPM) Staley James E MD 37,000 $1,218,203
Corcept Therapeutics (CORT) Andersson Allen DIR 137,857 $137,857
Mens Wearhouse (MW) Ewert Douglas Scott PR,COO 6,424 $113,448
Wet Seal (WTSLA) Reiss Kenneth DIR 26,000 $101,400
Mens Wearhouse (MW) Bresler Charles VP,SO,
4,818 $85,047
Griffin Land & Nurseries (GRIF) Schaan Gregory Michael CEO,PR 2,477 $85,274
Stemcells (STEM) Weissman Irving DIR 50,000 $85,001
Childrens Place Retail Stores (PLCE) Flaks Richard VP 3,465 $81,311
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.