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 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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TCW Strategic Inc Fund (TSI) Gundlach Jeffrey E FO 178,475 $666,908
Synovus Financial (SNV) Goodrich T Michael DIR 150,000 $496,050
Forward Air (FWRD) Paxton Gary L DIR 10,000 $215,504
Green Bankshares (GRNB) Adams James E CFO,VP 15,450 $78,486
Ram Holdings (RAMR) Voldstad Conrad P DIR 135,700 $41,710
Adcare Health Systems (ADK) Brogdon Connie B BO 15,000 $37,500
Ram Holdings (RAMR) Endo Vernon M CEO,PR,DIR 100,000 $32,970
Oi (OICO) Lancaster J Bruce CEO,CFO,DIR 3,821 $20,060
Sun Bancorp (SNBC) Brown Bernard A CB,DIR,BO 4,363 $18,722
Capitol Bancorp (CBC) Ferguson Joel I DIR 6,138 $18,617
Boston Properties (BXP) Zuckerman Mortimer B CB,DIR 293,851 $15,653,443
JDA Software Group (JDAS) Thoma Cressey Equity Partners BO 753,581 $15,557,396
Juniper Networks (JNPR) Kriens Scott CB,DIR 500,000 $13,092,180
Iron Mountain (IRM) Ryan Vincent J DIR 244,018 $7,683,577
Apollo Group (APOL) Sperling John G CB,DIR,BO 100,000 $6,962,970
Life Time Fitness (LTM) Akradi Bahram CB,CEO,DIR 150,000 $3,958,986
Apollo Group (APOL) Sperling Peter V VCB,DIR 46,400 $3,168,747
Patriot Coal (PCX) Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior Un O 328,394 $2,867,849
Watts Water Technologies (WTS) Horne Timothy P DIR,BO 100,000 $2,619,770
World Fuel Services (INT) Stebbins Paul H CEO,DIR 50,000 $2,162,690
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