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
Unit (UNT) George Kaiser Family Foundation BO 160,000 $4,358,564
Network Equipment Tech (NWK) Kopp Leroy C BO 80,000 $327,240
Cell Genesys (CEGE) Kopp Leroy C BO 400,000 $222,600
Integramed America (INMD) Blue Tsv I Ltd BO 18,532 $115,454
Peerless Systems (PRLS) Bandera Partners LLC BO 36,065 $64,528
Rae Systems (RAE) Kopp Leroy C BO 100,000 $61,000
Astea International (ATEA) Kvo Capital Management LLC BO 25,887 $57,144
Pizza Inn Mo (PZZI) Newcastle Partners L P DIR,BO 44,270 $49,582
Royce Focus Trust (FUND) Fockler Jack E Jr VP,VP,
7,800 $36,218
Patrick Industries (PATK) Cleveland Todd M CEO,PR,
81,000 $35,520
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) Carr Robert O REL,CB,
128,550 $1,013,333
Hittite Microwave (HITT) Ayasli Children LLC BO 15,000 $508,890
First Citizens Bancshares (FCNCA) Holding Lewis R BO 3,218 $432,496
Bronco Drilling Company (BRNC) Wexford Capital LP BO 49,347 $317,267
Entravision Communications (EVC) Thomas Weisel Partners Group Inc BO 684,600 $315,720
Abitibibowater (ABWTQ) Steelhead Partners LLC O 2,015,000 $288,506
Elite Pharmaceuticals (ELI) Trellus Management Company LLC BO 788,152 $114,773
Paid (PAYD) Rotman Gregory CEO,PR,
234,900 $32,546
Coleman Cable (CCIX) Jana Partners LLC BO 12,636 $31,113
Rio Vista Energy LP (RVEP) Singer Nicholas J DIR 32,800 $20,008
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.