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.
Ormat Technologies (ORA) Ormat Industries Ltd BO 133,113 $3,644,108
Rural Metro Corp (RURL) Falck Danmark A S BO 251,845 $1,650,639
Agilysys (AGYS) Mak Capital One LLC BO 140,982 $898,379
Destination Maternity (DEST) Mill Road Capital L P BO 21,429 $534,130
Taylor Capital Group (TAYC) Second Curve Capital LLC BO 45,000 $523,350
Cabelas (CAB) Mark Reuben DIR 35,000 $516,600
Kapstone Paper Packaging (KS) Rahman Muhit X 50,000 $511,852
Kit Digital (KITD) Isaza Tuzman Kaleil CB,CEO,
54,645 $500,002
Synta Pharmaceuticals (SNTA) Kovner Bruce DIR,BO 115,292 $333,777
Techtarget (TTGT) Hoag Jay C DIR,BO,
50,000 $264,840
Endurance Specialty (ENH) Fujii Michael P X,CEO,
65,623 $2,359,298
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray DIR,BO 20,000 $1,291,940
Park Ohio Holdings (PKOH) Crawford Edward F CB,CEO,
75,616 $1,004,104
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $915,994
Hittite Microwave (HITT) Ayasli Yalcin BO 19,000 $835,069
Vmware (VMW) Mcaniff Richard VP 10,000 $681,300
BMC Software (BMC) Beauchamp Robert E CB,CEO,
18,429 $662,559
BMC Software (BMC) Mcmahon John Dennis VP,SO 15,533 $558,427
City National (CYN) Bloch Richard DIR 10,000 $553,100
Liquidity Services (LQDT) Mateus Tique Jaime DIR 42,000 $527,240

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.