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 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.
Actel (ACTL) Smith Jeffrey C DIR 53,150 $654,525
Take Two Interactive (TTWO) Icahn Carl C BO 36,653 $365,064
TCW Strategic Inc Fund (TSI) Kane Steve O 64,500 $302,218
IHS (IHS) Armstrong C Michael DIR 5,600 $296,800
Ethan Allen Interiors (ETH) Clark Clinton A DIR 10,000 $210,839
Soapstone Networks (SOAP) S Muoio Co LLC BO 172,603 $131,928
Rmr Real Estateome Fund (RIF) Portnoy Adam PR,PR,
DIR
5,000 $130,000
Ruby Creek Resources (RBYC) Bukzin David Craig BO 1,744,877 $127,244
Endologix (ELGX) Elliott International LP BO 31,464 $115,211
Red Lion Hotels (RLH) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund LP BO 14,415 $96,175
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) Veba for Retirees of Kaiser Aluminum BO 258,200 $9,856,152
Moodys Corp (MCO) Berkshire Hathaway BO 205,628 $6,222,416
Energy Partners Ltd (EPL) Farallon Partners LL BO,BO 400,000 $4,800,000
Dynegy (DYN) LS Power Development LLC BO 2,700,000 $3,847,500
Energen (EGN) Warren William Michael Jr X,DIR 58,067 $2,745,988
Protalix Biotherapeutics (PLX) Shaaltiel Yoseph DIR,VP 380,000 $2,678,762
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
DIR,BO
10,000 $767,699
Molina Healthcare (MOH) Dentino William TT 25,000 $623,350
Metalico (MEA) Maxwell Bret R DIR 100,000 $598,622
Kellogg (K) Kellogg W K Foundation Trust BO 10,300 $563,915
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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