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 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.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) Enright Patrick G DIR 838,323 $6,999,997
Valueclick (VCLK) Zarley James R DIR 600,000 $5,904,080
Calix (CALX) Listwin Donald J DIR 100,000 $1,025,280
Louisiana Pacific (LPX) Dunham Archie W DIR 100,000 $1,023,700
Star Gas LP (SGU) Bandera Partners LLC BO 216,052 $937,880
Bigband Networks (BBND) Valueact Smallcap Mgt LP BO 234,355 $664,306
Dole Food (DOLE) Delorenzo David A CEO,PR,
50,000 $491,485
SWS Group (SWS) Leland Daniel VP 40,000 $420,320
Central European Distribution (CEDC) Shanahan William S DIR 10,000 $297,579
Exco Resources (XCO) Stillwell Robert Lee DIR 10,000 $174,183
Public Storage (PSA) Gustavson Tamara Hughes DIR,BO 531,500 $52,248,699
Microsoft (MSFT) Gates William H III DIR 1,000,000 $29,132,100
Google (GOOG) Page Lawrence PR,DIR,
27,778 $14,282,305
Kellogg (K) Kellogg W K Foundation Trust BO 209,700 $11,516,137
Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) Gleason George G II CB,CEO,
190,000 $7,058,416
LHC Group (LHCG) Myers Keith G CEO,PR,
169,800 $5,965,885
Estee Lauder Companies (EL) Lauder Leonard A CB,BO 70,000 $4,437,368
Knight Transportation (KNX) Knight L Randy VCB,DIR 200,000 $4,274,485
Isilon Systems (ISLN) Atlas Venture Fund V LP BO 271,700 $3,933,742
MKS Instruments (MKSI) Bertucci John R DIR 150,000 $3,131,250

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.

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