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 Friday 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! Please note, however, that these are factual lists, not buy and sell recommendations. Dollar value is only one metric to assess the importance of an insider transaction.

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Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Title(s)
Shares
Bought
Dollar
Value
Quidel Corp De (QDEL) Schuler Jack W DIR 116,043 $1,417,457
Gabelli Global Deal Fund (GDL) Gabelli Mario J DIR 17,000 $226,100
Strayer Education (STRA) Milano Todd A DIR 1,100 $197,201
Aflac (AFL) Schuster Marvin R DIR 4,800 $171,784
Ideation Acquisition (IDI) Frost Phillip Md Et Al DIR,BO 19,100 $147,261
Gabelli Dividend & Inc Trust (GDV) Gabelli Mario J DIR 14,000 $141,824
Bitstream (BITS) Stedman Trent BO 27,000 $124,200
Heckmann (HEK) Ezzell Donald VP,GC 30,000 $124,200
America First Tax Exempt Investors LP (ATAXZ) Yanney Michael B CB,PT,
PT,PT,
PT
20,000 $101,962
Viewpoint Financial (VPFG) Parks James C VP,COO 5,875 $86,950
Company Name (Ticker) Filer Name
Title(s)
Shares
Sold
Dollar
Value
Owens Corning (OC) D E Shaw Laminar Portfolios LLC DIR 1,198,810 $16,522,789
Map Pharmaceuticals (MAPP) Firstmark Capital LLC O 255,000 $3,350,915
Advance Auto Parts (AAP) Freeland Kevin P COO 55,000 $2,328,150
Savvis (SVVS) Carson Russell L BO 200,000 $2,137,806
Visteon (VC) Pardus Capital Management LP BO 30,100,000 $1,866,200
Inergy LP (NRGY) Hughes Carl A VP,PT 73,284 $1,802,007
Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO) Slovin Jeffrey DIR,VP 92,090 $1,795,674
Oceaneering International (OII) Huff John R DIR 27,600 $1,390,116
Lumber Liquidators (LL) Ta Associates Inc DIR 78,010 $1,174,096
Meritage Homes (MTH) Sarver Robert Gary DIR 45,000 $911,952
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.