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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Soapstone Networks (SOAP) Tisch Daniel R BO 72,069 $300,519
Blackrock Defined Opp Credit Tr (BHL) Hart Leland O 7,500 $78,554
Marten Transport Ltd (MRTN) Owens G Larry DIR 2,500 $43,273
S&T Bancorp (STBA) Grube Jeffrey D DIR 2,500 $28,400
Severn Bancorp (SVBI) Hyatt Louis BO 10,000 $27,500
Devon Energy Corpde (DVN) Ricciardello Mary P DIR 500 $25,304
Wesbanco (WSBC) Kiger Vaughn L DIR 1,320 $19,879
Blackrock Defined Opp Credit Tr (BHL) Keenan James O 1,900 $19,722
Regions Financial (RF) Hall Grayson O 5,000 $18,150
FCStone Group (FCSX) Reinders Dave DIR 3,000 $13,760
Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Smith Harold B DIR 200,000 $8,083,165
Kellogg (K) Kellogg W K Foundation Trust BO 104,600 $5,044,314
Trian Acquisition I (TUX) Integrated Core Strategies BO 333,000 $3,246,750
Apollo Group (APOL) Sperling Peter V VCB,DIR 41,000 $2,767,426
Vanguard Natural Resources (VNR) Nami Capital Partners LLC O 120,000 $1,680,000
Synnex (SNX) Miau Matthew DIR 45,995 $1,363,399
Aeropostale (ARO) Meads Mindy C PR,SO 22,500 $849,186
Liquidity Services (LQDT) Angrick William P III CB,CEO,
75,000 $798,250
Nexmed (NEXM) May Jacob O 2,620,900 $629,016
Bronco Drilling (BRNC) Wexford Capital LP BO 139,161 $564,844
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