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
AT&T (T) Pardo Jaime Chico Fa DIR 30,000 $731,787
Allis Chalmers Energy (ALY) Bulgheroni Alejandro Pedro DIR,BO 71,839 $250,000
Wal Mart Stores (WMT) Breyer James DIR 5,000 $247,943
Masimo (MASI) Kiani Joe E CB,CEO,
10,000 $231,540
Superconductor Technologies (SCON) Kopp Leroy C BO 55,000 $187,900
Chordiant Software (CHRD) Porter Orlin LLC BO 50,000 $156,500
Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) Krauss Kurt R DIR 2,500 $112,900
Ares Capital (ARCC) Davis Richard S CFO 15,000 $110,250
Fossil (FOSL) Stone Donald J DIR 5,000 $106,045
Praxair (PX) Wood Robert L DIR 1,500 $105,876
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Stryker (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 60,000 $2,394,006
Morgan Stanley (MS) Chammah Walid A PR 80,000 $2,242,158
International Business Machines (IBM) Macdonald J Randall VP 17,000 $1,794,776
Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) Ortiz Steven L COO 133,900 $1,531,486
Tesco (TESO) Seldin Peter K BO 120,200 $1,134,789
Bebe Stores (BEBE) Mashouf Neda BO 124,782 $1,031,116
Lumber Liquidators (LL) Sullivan Thomas D CB,DIR,
50,000 $742,575
Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO) Slovin Jeffrey DIR,VP 35,900 $722,721
Dorman Products (DORM) Berman Richard N CEO,DIR 42,790 $499,547
Dynex Capital (DX) Buck Jay X 62,800 $476,914
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.