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 840,815 $2,726,163
Phoenix Technologies (PTEC) Ramius LLC BO 510,535 $1,266,250
Mexico Fund (MXF) Clariond Eugenio DIR 50,000 $1,024,100
White Electronic Designs (WEDC) Desert Equity LP BO 232,508 $984,924
GFI Group (GFIG) Gooch Michael CB,CEO,
DIR,BO
100,000 $497,000
Whitney Holding (WTNY) Cooper Angus R II DIR 50,000 $400,450
Bok Financial Corp Et Al (BOKF) Lybarger Stanley A CEO,PR,
DIR
7,700 $325,479
Smith International (SII) Radtke Duane C DIR 10,000 $286,000
Wausau Paper (WPP) Baur Andrew N DIR 20,000 $190,400
Stream Global Services (SGS) Ayala Corp BO 26,856 $161,136
Microsoft (MSFT) Gates William H III DIR 1,000,000 $27,589,000
IAC Interactivecorp (IACI) Liberty Media Corp BO 364,500 $6,938,081
Microsoft (MSFT) Ozzie Raymond E O 120,000 $3,360,000
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation BO 900 $3,070,835
Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) Schnitzer Dori BO 57,000 $2,459,260
Regis (RGS) Finkelstein Paul CEO 118,604 $1,931,685
Bally Technologies (BYI) David Robbins DIR 40,000 $1,682,414
Kimberly Clark (KMB) Abernathy Robert E PR 25,000 $1,562,698
Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) Goldstone Samantha Paige BO 34,000 $1,496,680
Hittite Microwave (HITT) Ayasli Yalcin BO 32,999 $1,222,403

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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