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 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.
VMware (VMW) EMC Corp BO 425,000 $22,552,622
Validus Holdings (VR) Bank Of America Corp DIR 11,769 $305,624
Arbinet (ARBX) Singer Karen BO 125,000 $246,250
Soapstone Networks (SOAP) Firefly Value Partners LP BO 254,504 $194,696
SJW (SJW) Cali Mark L DIR 6,900 $172,196
RMR Real Estate Inc Fund (RIF) Portnoy Adam PR,DIR 5,000 $126,746
Presstek (PRST) Kellogg Peter R BO 27,950 $114,423
ZBB Energy (ZBB) Abdoo Richard A DIR 120,481 $99,999
ZBB Energy (ZBB) Koeppe Paul F DIR 120,481 $99,999
Stewart Enterprises (STEI) Crawford Thomas J CEO,PR,
DIR
15,000 $83,990
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Urban Outfitters (URBN) Hayne Richard A PR,DIR,
BO
1,380,000 $50,036,000
Patterson Companies (PDCO) Ezerski Ronald E DIR 430,000 $13,371,130
American Financial Group (AFG) Lindner S Craig CEO,PR,
DIR
200,000 $5,630,489
Golden Minerals (GDMN) Highbridge Capital Mgt LLC BO 347,766 $2,956,011
FMC (FMC) Walter William G CB,DIR 43,500 $2,617,243
Energen (EGN) Warren William Michael Jr X,DIR 50,000 $2,353,200
Aecom Technology (ACM) Bong Francis S Y DIR 80,000 $2,336,000
Openwave Systems (OPWV) Goldblatt Seymour L BO 773,900 $1,834,491
Webmd Health (WBMD) Gattinella Wayne T CEO,PR,
DIR
33,675 $1,559,416
Marriott International Md (MAR) Marriott Stephen G BO,BO 49,400 $1,458,288
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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