By Jonathan Moreland, founder of InsiderInsights.com and author of Profit From Legal Insider Trading.

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 Monday 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.
Take Two Interactive Software (TTWO) Icahn Carl C BO 710,840 $7,062,708
Trico Bancshares (TCBK) Casey William J CB,DIR 63,689 $1,268,685
Ascent Media (ASCMA) Malone John C DIR,BO 35,250 $1,000,043
Tandy Leather Factory (TLF) Bandera Partners LLC BO 186,000 $725,400
CIT Group (CIT) Sternberg Seymour DIR 13,200 $497,493
RMR Asia Pacific RE Fund (RAP) Portnoy Barry M DIR,VP 24,650 $427,663
RMR Real Estate Inc Fund (RIF) Portnoy Barry M DIR,VP 16,019 $404,642
Teleflex (TFX) Meier Richard A CFO,VP 5,000 $315,490
Cyios (CYIO.OB) Carnahan Timothy CEO,PR,
DIR,BO
5,000,000 $250,000
Soapstone Networks (SOAP) S Muoio Co LLC BO 236,589 $182,174
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Moody's (MCO) Berkshire Hathaway Inc BO 815,905 $24,437,894
Somaxon Pharmaceuticals (SOMX) Montreux Equity Partners II Sbic LP BO 1,500,000 $9,573,600
Dynegy (DYN) Ls Power Development L L C BO 6,229,996 $8,838,530
Dominos Pizza (DPZ) Ferrante Domenic J BO 218,426 $2,966,531
Istar Financial (SFI) Sugarman Jay CB,CEO,
DIR
500,000 $2,364,000
Steven Madden Ltd (SHOO) Madden Steven BO 37,580 $1,682,250
Net 1 Ueps Technologies (UEPS) Soma Nitin VP,TO 88,852 $1,621,549
Energy Partners Ltd (EPL) Farallon Capital Management LLC BO,BO 100,000 $1,205,000
Scotts Miracle Gro (SMG) Hagedorn Partnership L P BO 24,000 $1,030,320
Citi Trends (CTRN) Anderson R Edward CB,DIR 24,026 $797,432
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com

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.

Jonathan Moreland is the founder of InsiderInsights.com, which produces a weekly newsletter and offers professional screening and alerting tools to analyze a proprietary, real-time insider data feed. He is also the principal of Insider Asset Management, a registered investment advisor in New York. Mr. Moreland has been analyzing insider data professionally for two decades and has been a contributor to TheStreet.com since 2001. A fundamental analyst with an MBA in finance, Mr. Moreland long ago identified insider data as an excellent first screen to determine where to focus his research efforts. He is quoted frequently in the media for his insider analysis and stock recommendations stemming from it. He is also author of Profit From Legal Insider Trading.

Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. While he cannot provide investment advice or recommendations, Moreland appreciates your feedback; click here to send him an email.

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