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! 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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Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) Valueact Holdings LP BO 150,000 $3,493,500
Greenbrier Companies (GBX) Furman William A CEO,PR,
10,000 $77,883
Rockwell Medical Technologies (RMTI) Hagelstein David A BO 9,500 $72,485
Famous Daves Of America (DAVE) Monfort Richard L DIR 5,700 $33,558
Holloman Energy (HENC) Prim Eric C DIR 50,000 $26,262
Empire Petroleum (EMPR) Hackett Montague H Jr DIR 400,000 $20,000
Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC) Mitchem Steven G VP 435 $8,674
Premier Exhibitions (PRXI) Jacobs Jack H DIR 5,000 $3,500
Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC) Barclay William E DIR 129 $2,573
Ameritrans Capital (AMTC) Feinsod Michael CEO,PR,
2,000 $2,460
Calpine (CPN) Harbinger Capital Special Situations Fd BO 1,000,000 $10,320,000
Tekelec (TKLC) Natinco S A BO 250,000 $4,310,365
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust BO 1,340 $3,832,997
Lumber Liquidators (LL) TA Associates Inc DIR 170,000 $2,861,620
Synnex (SNX) Miau Matthew DIR 90,500 $2,543,707
Knology (KNOL) Farallon Capital Management LLC BO,BO 209,000 $1,590,160
Neurogesx (NGSX) Flynn James E BO,BO 250,152 $1,493,407
Successfactors (SFSF) Dunn Eric DIR 148,458 $1,336,663
Dyncorp International (DCP) Div Holding LLC BO 60,500 $1,192,145
Hittite Microwave (HITT) Ayasli Yalcin BO 30,000 $1,049,340
Coldwater Creek (CWTR) Pence Dennis C DIR,BO 186,900 $1,001,298

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