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
Shermen WSC Acquisition (SACQ) E D & F Man Holdings Ltd BO 520,771 $3,109,211
Fifth Street Finance (FSC) Tannenbaum Leonard M CEO,PR,
50,599 $405,965
Life Technologies (LIFE) Longfield William H DIR 10,000 $362,700
Arch Chemicals (ARJ) Powell William Howard DIR 10,000 $265,285
Boulder Growth & Inc Fund (BIF) Ernest Horejsi Trust No 1b BO 48,000 $215,020
Xcel Energy (XEL) Corrigan Fredric W DIR 10,000 $181,920
Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) Goyanes Everardo DIR 4,000 $173,645
Advocat (AVCA) Marlin Capital Partners LLC BO 50,500 $142,304
Clearwater Paper (CLW) Corrigan Fredric W DIR 5,000 $110,000
Orrstown Financial Services (ORRF) Quinn Thomas R Jr CEO,PR 4,000 $107,600
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Microsoft (MSFT) Gates William H III DIR 3,000,000 $58,287,300
Data Domain (DDUP) Artis Partners 2x Ltd BO 513,500 $8,599,930
Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) Taylor Wayne Kent CB,DIR,
600,000 $6,614,000
Universal American (UAM) Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe IX LP BO 321,900 $3,228,657
Global Cash Access (GCA) Cucinotta Robert BO 295,000 $2,277,548
True Religion Apparel (TRLG) Buckley Michael F PR 91,653 $1,999,499
Tesco (TESO) Seldin Peter K DIR,BO 171,200 $1,863,690
Schlumberger Ltd Nv (SLB) Boutte Dalton VP 25,000 $1,412,500
Sourcefire (FIRE) Chandna Asheem DIR 75,000 $824,875
Directv Group (DTV) Churchill Bruce VP 30,000 $727,596
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.