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 Monday 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.
Monsanto (MON) Grant Hugh CB,CEO,
37,500 $1,952,400
Monsanto (MON) Casale Carl M CFO,VP 30,000 $1,562,742
Red Lion Hotels (RLH) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund LP BO 33,972 $219,604
WHX (WXCO) Steel Partners II LP BO 42,200 $164,580
Taylor Capital Group (TAYC) Second Curve Capital LLC BO 10,000 $127,300
Willis Lease Finance (WLFC) Jacobs Sy BO 10,000 $89,800
Oracle (ORCL) Meisler Luiz VP 3,500 $80,990
DWS Rreef World RE Fund (DRP) Lipson Arthur D BO 5,500 $77,228
Saga Communications (SGA) Towerview LLC BO 2,400 $54,000
Western Asset Emerging Mkts Debt Fund (ESD) Hutchinson William R DIR 1,250 $22,000
MKS Instruments (MKSI) Bertucci John R DIR 100,000 $1,972,500
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray DIR,BO 20,000 $1,283,337
Cardtronics (CATM) TA Associates Inc DIR,BO 93,379 $1,173,437
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $934,570
Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS) Schatz Douglas S Schatz Jill E Family Trust BO 56,299 $753,406
Morningstar (MORN) Mansueto Joseph D CB,CEO 12,400 $542,111
Motorcar Parts America (MPAA) Marks Mel DIR,BO 86,611 $539,411
Developers Diversified Realty (DDR) Wolstein Scott A CB,BO 50,000 $506,065
Hittite Microwave (HITT) Ayasli Yalcin BO 11,000 $501,863
Boston Scientific (BSX) Abele John E DIR 75,000 $480,418

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.