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NEW YORK (TheStreet.com) -- 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.

AT&T (T) Aldinger William F III DIR 10,000 $254,050
Global LP (GLP) Global Gp LLC DIR,PT 9,400 $204,897
Orbit International (ORBT) Sunshine Dennis CEO,PR,
DIR,BO
50,000 $140,000
International Assets Holding (IAAC) Fowler John Moore DIR 4,000 $67,020
Maiden Holdings Ltd (MHLD) Lyons Simcha G DIR 6,570 $49,998
Dct Industrial Trust (DCT) Mechem Daryl H MD,OO 7,955 $39,457
Strategic Diagnosticsde (SDIX) Becker Steven R DIR,BO 17,900 $29,535
Rand Logistics (RLOG) Levy Edward PR 8,000 $22,000
General American Investors (GAM) Neidich Daniel DIR 1,000 $21,300
Webmedia Brands (WEBM) Meckler Alan M CB,CEO,
DIR,BO
30,600 $18,666
Franklin Resources (BEN) Johnson Charles B CB,DIR,BO 200,000 $18,426,000
Linn Energy Llc (LINE) Linn Michael C CB,CEO,DIR 592,600 $12,669,454
Lumber Liquidators (LL) TA Associates Inc DIR 228,100 $4,661,281
Marriott International Md (MAR) Marriott David S BO,BO 100,000 $2,421,000
Perficient (PRFT) Mcdonald John T CEO,DIR 238,000 $1,777,569
Hittite Microwave (HITT) Ayasli Yalcin BO 50,500 $1,716,822
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation BO 500 $1,648,111
Belo (BLC) Herndon Dealey D DIR 434,279 $1,389,693
Alliance Data Systems (ADS) Utay Alan M VP,GC,
SEC,CAO
18,790 $1,071,030
Concur Technologies (CNQR) Singh Sudhir Steven CEO,DIR 30,000 $1,050,000

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