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 Wednesday 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 $5,896,902
Lennar Corp (LEN) Jaffe Jonathan M VP,COO 91,088 $1,287,733
Ormat Technologies (ORA) Ormat Industries Ltd BO 41,222 $1,172,046
Chindex International (CHDX) Fosun Industrial Co Ltd BO 59,113 $727,159
Bigband Networks (BBND) Valueact Smallcap Mgt LP BO 131,220 $377,660
Hyperdynamics (HDY) Owen David DIR 207,437 $223,617
Royce Value Trust (RVT) Royce Charles M PR,PR,
20,000 $214,934
Ceco Environmental (CECE) Dezwirek Phillip CB,BO 35,823 $176,826
Kit Digital (KITD) Isaza Tuzman Kaleil CB,CEO,
12,500 $108,625
Syntroleum (SYNM) Bumstead Frank DIR 50,000 $83,954
Crown Castle Int'l (CCI) SPO Advisory Corp BO 810,007 $31,671,274
Unitrin (UTR) Singleton Group LLC BO 78,400 $2,039,225
Liberty Global (LBTYK) Fries Michael T CEO,PR,
50,000 $1,345,900
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray DIR,BO 20,000 $1,286,016
Intermec (IN) Unitrin Inc BO 99,200 $1,015,491
Amazon.Com (AMZN) Wilke Jeffrey A VP 9,086 $1,010,733
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $864,326
Seneca Foods Corp Ny (SENEA) Manulife Financial Corp BO 24,456 $786,098
Successfactors (SFSF) Larson James VP,SO 33,747 $742,960
Arcsight (ARST) Mosher Kevin VP,OO 30,000 $671,264

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.