NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- 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.

Adaptec (ADPT) Steel Partners II LP BO 977,100 $2,962,565
Camden Learning (CAEL) Camden Learning LLC BO 50,050 $395,895
Global LP (GLP) Global Gp LLC DIR,PT 7,700 $185,108
Presidential Life (PLFE) Kurz Herbert DIR 10,000 $89,750
Medquist (MEDQ) O Brien Colin DIR 10,002 $69,514
Collectors Universe (CLCT) Mcconnell Michael J CEO,DIR 12,000 $57,315
Innerworkings (INWK) Bobrinskoy Charles K DIR 10,000 $45,825
Rock Of Ages (ROAC) North Star Investment Mgt BO 10,000 $30,300
UFP Technologies (UFPT) Gestal Kenneth L DIR 5,000 $29,200
Sanders Morris Harris Group (SMHG) Bean Richard E DIR 5,000 $26,096
Mohawk Industries (MHK) Lorberbaum Mark BO 300,000 $14,867,000
Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (SLXP) Flynn James E BO,BO 1,025,953 $13,431,482
Bank Jos A Clothiers (JOSB) Wildrick Robert N DIR 262,500 $12,193,073
Mednax (MD) Fernandez Michael DIR 122,500 $6,277,734
Carnival (CCL) Artsfare 2006 Trust No 2 BO 171,428 $5,381,279
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation BO 1,590 $5,131,670
Coldwater Creek (CWTR) Pence Dennis C DIR,BO 250,000 $1,697,850
Cerner Corp Mo (CERN) Illig Clifford W VCB,DIR 20,000 $1,292,380
AEP Industries (AEPI) JMB Capital Partners Master Fund LP BO 21,200 $847,012
AllianceBernstein Holding LP (AB) Hexner Thomas S VP 34,966 $835,338
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