NEW YORK -- 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! 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 39,400 $981,049
Capitol Bancorp Ltd (CBC) Ferguson Joel I DIR 65,000 $137,672
Gilead Sciences (GILD) Hills Carla A DIR 2,500 $120,700
Soapstone Networks (SOAP) Tisch Daniel R BO 22,508 $93,858
Heritage Commerce (HTBK) Parker Raymond VP 20,000 $68,048
MBIA Capital Claymore Man Dur Inv Grd Muni Fd (MZF) Western Investment LLC BO 4,600 $53,352
Semgroup Energy LP (SGLP) Msd Capital L P BO 5,750 $34,390
Thomas & Betts (TNB) Roberg Kevin L DIR 1,200 $31,085
Ladenburg Thalmann (LTS) Frost Phillip Md Et Al DIR,BO 59,900 $29,351
Schmitt Industries (SMIT) Fitzhenry James A PR,DIR 5,000 $28,750
Leap Wireless (LEAP) Harbinger Capital Partners BO 3,041,000 $80,497,220
Stryker (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 120,000 $4,709,604
Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Mccormack Robert C DIR 62,100 $2,515,621
Lumber Liquidators (LL) TA Associates Inc DIR 141,700 $2,355,240
Synnex (SNX) Miau Matthew DIR 55,000 $1,628,683
Vical (VICL) Marxe Austin W & Greenhouse David M BO 250,000 $792,855
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Baldocchi Albert S DIR 7,500 $681,150
Biodelivery Sciences (BDSI) Elliott International LP X,BO 96,009 $518,714
Half Robert International (RHI) Gibbons Edward W DIR 20,000 $494,751
Administaff (ASF) Sarvadi Paul J CB,CEO,
DIR
17,500 $435,766
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