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
Superconductor Tech (SCON) Kopp Leroy C BO 80,000 $290,440
Viropharma (VPHM) Baker Brothers Life Sciences Capital BO 38,120 $231,912
Sunstone Hotel Investors (SHO) Buser Arthur L CEO,PR,
40,000 $200,000
Gabelli Global Deal Fund (GDL) Gabelli Mario J DIR 13,900 $181,812
Boulder Growth & Inc Fund (BIF) Ernest Horejsi Trust No 1b BO 36,740 $163,223
Calumet Specialty Products LP (CLMT) Morris George C III DIR 10,000 $123,748
RAE Systems (RAE) Kopp Leroy C BO 65,000 $98,490
Huttig Building Products (HBP) Evans Robert S DIR 125,000 $97,500
MGP Ingredients (MGPI) Rindom David E VP 37,500 $57,681
Avis Budget Group (CAR) Krominga Lynn DIR 12,500 $49,375
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Gilead Sciences (GILD) Bischofberger Norbert W VP 30,000 $1,279,341
CME Group (CME) Odom C C II DIR 2,500 $742,502
Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Sutherland Allan C VP 12,500 $415,625
Corus Bankshares (CORS) Glickman Robert J BO 763,751 $357,537
Bovie Medical (BVX) Makrides Andrew CEO,DIR 47,500 $341,065
ZBB Energy (ZBB) GLG Partners LP BO 221,440 $299,798
Luminex (LMNX) Loewenbaum G Walter II DIR 15,486 $239,545
Oscient Pharmaceuticals (OSCI) GLG Partners LP BO 785,616 $236,942
Gamco Investors (GBL) Gabelli Mario J CB,CEO,
4,000 $211,648
BJS Wholesale Club (BJ) Povich Lon F VP,GC,SEC 5,000 $186,150
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.