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 Wednesday 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.

Career Education (CECO) Blum Capital Partners LP BO 181,100 $4,659,763
Boulder Growth & Inc Fund (BIF) Ernest Horejsi Trust No 1b BO 151,785 $862,587
Advocat (AVCA) Marlin Capital Partners LLC BO 104,000 $580,832
Teche Holding (TSH) Teche Federal Savings Bank ESO BO 5,000 $163,000
Touchmark Bancshares (TMAK) Shah Jayendrakumar J DIR,BO 15,000 $112,500
Newtek Business Services (NEWT) Sloane Barry CB,CEO,
125,000 $112,100
Kapstone Paper Packaging (KPPC) Storch David P DIR 10,000 $79,987
Albemarle (ALB) Sherman John Jr DIR 1,850 $64,565
Del Global Technologies (DGTC) Steel Partners Holdings L P BO 100,000 $60,000
Denali Fund (DNY) Lola Brown Trust 1b BO 4,000 $56,120
Moodys Corp (MCO) Berkshire Hathaway Inc BO 2,709,292 $67,673,031
Public Storage (PSA) Hughes B Wayne Jr DIR,BO 100,000 $7,797,224
Dril Quip (DRQ) Reimert Larry E CB,DIR 65,594 $3,478,585
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation BO 750 $2,481,905
Kirby (KEX) Lawrence Charles Berdon CB,DIR 63,700 $2,130,196
3par (PAR) Mayfield Ix O 140,527 $1,532,292
Net 1 Ueps Technologies (UEPS) Belamant Serge CEO,DIR 79,890 $1,465,183
Red Hat (RHT) Whitehurst James M CEO,PR,
50,000 $1,411,500
China Valves Technology (CVVT) Kitt Barry M BO 146,300 $1,364,772
Belo (BLC) Decherd Robert W DIR 243,440 $1,296,561

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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