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.
Destination Maternity (DEST) Mill Road Capital L P BO 147,700 $3,699,940
ADPT (ADPT) Steel Partners II LP BO 487,281 $1,482,545
Saul Centers (BFS) Saul B Francis II CEO,DIR,
27,753 $1,149,981
Royce Value Trust (RVT) Royce Charles M PR,PR,
30,000 $333,717
Blackrock (BLK) Bank Of America Corp De DIR 2,000 $321,985
Red Lion Hotels (RLH) Columbia Pacific Opportunity Fund L P BO 44,100 $278,535
Merge Healthcare (MRGE) Merrick Ris LLC BO 42,400 $115,710
Hercules Tech Growth Capital (HTGC) Chow Joseph W DIR 5,000 $45,603
Penseco Financial Services (PFNS) Naismith Robert W DIR 1,262 $41,168
First Citizens Bancshares (FCNCA) Holding Frank B VCB,DIR,
200 $40,650
Crown Castle International (CCI) SPO Advisory Corp BO 467,900 $18,303,004
Mastercard (MA) Mastercard Foundation BO 26,460 $5,802,226
Henry Jack Associates (JKHY) Hall Jerry D DIR 105,076 $2,570,970
RCN Corp (RCNI) Plainfield Asset Mgt LLC BO 126,877 $1,880,880
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray DIR,BO 20,000 $1,321,880
Pre Paid Legal Services (PPD) Smith Thomas W BO,BO 20,000 $928,309
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $917,811
Net 1 Ueps Technologies (UEPS) Pein Alasdair Jonathan Kemsley DIR 55,000 $839,850
Cybersource (CYBS) Mcdonnell John J Jr DIR 25,000 $638,915
Great Lakes Dredge Dock (GLDD) Weiss Jason DIR 91,513 $565,385

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.