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.

Americredit (ACF) Leucadia National Corp BO 238,600 $4,681,424
Ml Macadamia Orchards LP (NUT) Ebrahimi Farhad Fred BO 234,373 $515,621
OpenTV (OPTV) Kudelski Andre DIR,BO 316,181 $490,081
Ultralife (ULBI) Whitmore Bradford T DIR,BO 94,259 $375,108
Adaptec (ADPT) Steel Partners II LP BO 88,118 $286,384
Nash Finch (NAFC) Duncan Sam K DIR 5,000 $165,762
Synovus Financial (SNV) Yancey James D DIR 100,000 $162,167
Health Care Reit (HCN) Otten Jeffrey DIR 3,400 $150,518
Conexant Systems (CNXT) Mercer D Scott CB,CEO,
50,000 $125,000
Phoenix Technologies (PTEC) Ramius LLC BO 38,964 $106,808
Intrepid Potash (IPI) Harvey Hugh E Jr DIR,CTO,
350,000 $9,806,988
Intrepid Potash (IPI) Jornayvaz Robert P III CB,CEO,
350,000 $9,804,911
NBTY (NTY) Kamil Harvey CFO,PR 150,000 $6,473,928
Leadis Technology (LDIS) Dialectic Capital Management LLC BO 4,213,181 $4,339,576
Gartner (IT) Bingle Michael J DIR 187,953 $3,686,908
Gartner (IT) Joyce John R DIR 187,953 $3,686,908
Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) Wight Russell B Jr DIR 50,000 $3,349,085
Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Mccormack Robert C DIR 62,100 $3,123,127
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust BO 900 $3,110,031
China Automotive Systems (CAAS) Xie Liping REL,CB 183,800 $3,089,684

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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