By Jonathan Moreland, founder of 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 135,000 $7,580,572
WHX (WXCO) Steel Partners II LP BO 260,063 $1,207,988
Magnum Hunter Resources (MHR) Evans Gary C CB,DIR 10,000 $250,000
Trans World Entertainment (TWMC) Higgins Robert J CB,CEO,
100,000 $176,000
Midway Gold (MDW) Sheerin Matthew BO 249,100 $156,883
International Speedway (ISCA) Hosseini Kargar Morteza DIR 5,000 $136,837
Unilens Vision (UVICF) Baker Street Capital Mgt LLC BO 24,804 $119,752
Suffolk Bancorp (SUBK) Filipo Frank D VP 2,500 $79,363
Thor Industries (THO) Kosowsky J Allen DIR 2,000 $65,941
Blackrock Defined Opp Credit Tr (BHL) Keenan James O 2,645 $34,117
Urban Outfitters (URBN) Belair Scott A DIR 200,000 $7,607,040
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Sanger William A CB,CEO,
100,000 $5,594,208
Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) Veba For Retirees Of Kaiser Aluminum BO 29,372 $1,181,446
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $841,169
Boston Scientific (BSX) Abele John E DIR 75,000 $553,158
Morningstar (MORN) Mansueto Joseph D CB,CEO,
11,400 $547,428
National Instruments (NATI) Kodosky Jeffrey L DIR 15,000 $533,816
Wet Seal (WTSLA) Horn Sidney Mortimer DIR 100,000 $504,200
Wet Seal (WTSLA) Reiss Kenneth DIR 100,400 $503,020
Venoco (VQ) Marquez Timothy CEO,DIR,
32,000 $489,298

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, 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 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.