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 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.

PrivateBancorp (PVTB) GTCR DIR,BO 4,147,580 $35,254,431
Adaptec (ADPT) Steel Partners II LP BO 981,659 $3,141,458
GFI Group (GFIG) Gooch Michael CB,CEO,
DIR,BO
300,000 $1,464,000
Pier 1 Imports (PIR) Greek Investments Inc BO 207,440 $735,611
Zygo (ZIGO) Mak Capital One LLC BO 81,223 $581,901
DPL (DPL) Mccabe Daniel J VP 20,580 $525,074
Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) Steinour Stephen D CB,CEO,
PR,DIR
139,000 $493,824
Beckman Coulter (BEC) Haggerty Charles A DIR 5,000 $320,966
PrivateBancorp (PVTB) Richman Larry D CEO,PR,
DIR
26,000 $241,244
K-Sea Transportation LP (KSP) Dowling James J DIR 20,000 $235,976
Microsoft (MSFT) Gates William H III DIR 2,000,000 $55,944,200
Amazon.com (AMZN) Szkutak Thomas J CFO,VP 70,000 $8,280,978
IAC/
Interactivecorp (IACI)
Liberty Media Corp BO 329,100 $6,254,419
Dreamworks Animation (DWA) Kendrick Katherine GC,SEC 87,143 $2,868,440
LKQ (LKQX) Flynn Donald F DIR 79,145 $1,382,814
Berkshire
Hathaway (BRK.B)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation BO 420 $1,378,548
Medassets (MDAS) Claudius LLC BO 55,584 $1,228,962
L 3 Communications Holdings (LLL) Washkowitz Alan H DIR 16,500 $1,211,595
Schnitzer Steel Industries (SCHN) Lewis Carol S BO 25,400 $1,116,140
Odyssey Healthcare (ODSY) Steffy David L DIR 69,391 $960,413

Key to Titles: A=Assistant, AI=Affiliated Investor, AO=Accounting Officer, BD=Business Development, BO=Beneficial Owner, CAO=Chief Accounting Officer, CB=Chairman, CCO=Chief Compliance Officer, CEO=Chief Executive Officer, CFO=Chief Financial Officer, CIO=Chief Information Officer, CO=Compliance Officer, COO=Chief Operating Officer, CT=Controller, CTO=Chief Technology Officer, DIR=Director, F=Founder, FO=Financial Officer, GC=General Counsel, HR=Human Resources, IO=Information Officer, IR=Investor Relations, LO=Legal Officer, MD=Managing Director, O=Officer, OO=Operating Officer, PR=President, PT=Partner, REL=Relative of an insider, SEC=Secretary, SH=Shareholder, SO=Sales Officer, TO=Technology Officer, TR=Treasurer, TT=Trustee, VCB=Vice Chairman, VP=Vice President, X=Ex Officer or other title displayed.
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