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 Thursday 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
Cullen Frost Bankers (CFR) Alvarez Carlos DIR 50,000 $2,221,430
Network Equipment Technologies (NWK) Kopp Leroy C BO 80,000 $332,560
Manhattan Associates (MANH) Sinisgalli Peter F CEO,PR,
DIR
10,000 $160,000
Tollgrade Communications (TLGD) Ramius LLC BO 26,255 $149,368
Blackrock Defined Opp Credit Tr (BHL) Keenan James O 7,500 $75,750
RAE Systems (RAE) Kopp Leroy C BO 100,000 $68,250
Compass Diversified (CODI) Edwards Harold S O 5,800 $48,470
Graco (GGG) Van Sant R William DIR 2,000 $38,966
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) Chaudhuri Bhaskar PR 1,732 $29,998
Wilshire Bancorp (WIBC) Siafaris Harry DIR 6,000 $23,730
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Title(s)
Shares
Sold
Dollar
Value
Gap (GPS) Fisher John J BO 1,000,000 $15,390,300
Valmont Industries (VMI) Bay Mogens C CB,CEO,
DIR
79,585 $5,000,326
First Citizens Bancshares (FCNCA) Holding Lewis R BO 18,300 $2,361,544
Texas Instruments (TXN) March Kevin P CFO,VP 25,000 $431,250
WMS Industries (WMS) Pacey Larry J VP,CIO 6,487 $197,854
Ametek (AME) Varet Elizebeth R DIR 5,000 $162,500
NII Holdings (NIHD) Butvilofsky Ruben PR 10,000 $161,856
Lennox International (LII) Major John E DIR 5,000 $161,050
MKS Instruments (MKSI) Colella Gerard G VP 8,000 $127,200
Texas Instruments (TXN) Delagi R Gregory VP 5,131 $87,648
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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