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 90,000 $6,430,017
Aradigm (ARDM) First Eagle Value In Biotechnology Master Fund Ltd BO 19,433,408 $2,300,916
Adaptec (ADPT) Steel Partners II LP BO 547,812 $1,671,062
Navistar International (NAV) Clariond Eugenio DIR 12,500 $717,826
J Crew Group (JCG) Coulter James G DIR 10,000 $419,994
Taylor Capital Group (TAYC) Second Curve Capital LLC BO 25,000 $348,000
Soligenix (SNGX) Lapointe Anthony Gregg DIR 975,610 $200,000
Insweb (INSW) Osmium Partners LLC BO 20,424 $102,847
Soligenix (SNGX) Rubin Robert J DIR 243,902 $50,000
Mad Catz Interactive (MCZ) Richardson Darren CEO,PR,
DIR
100,000 $45,224
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Mccormack Robert C DIR 108,400 $5,043,137
Allied Nevada Gold (ANV) Caldwell Scott Andrew CEO,PR,
DIR
100,243 $2,152,173
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray DIR,BO 20,000 $1,351,029
Greif (GEF) Brown Ronald L VP 22,324 $1,339,440
Greif (GEF) Huml Donald S CFO,VP 20,000 $1,178,600
Toll Brothers (TOL) Toll Bruce E DIR 60,000 $1,067,412
Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN) Logie Andrew R DIR 54,020 $1,053,390
NMT Medical (NMTI) Glenhill Advisors LLC BO 1,481,938 $1,047,023
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
BO
10,000 $930,072
Patterson Companies (PDCO) Armstrong R Stephen CFO,VP 30,000 $921,618
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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