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.
Photronics (PLAB) GMT Capital Corp BO 175,895 $799,884
Taylor Capital Group (TAYC) Second Curve Capital LLC BO 20,000 $249,400
FTI Consulting (FCN) Dinapoli Dominic VP,COO 5,000 $173,045
Bitstream (BITS) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund LP BO 21,606 $144,342
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR,
7,000 $94,785
Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Warner Jane L VP 2,000 $84,978
Isramco (ISRL) Naptha Holding Ltd BO 1,535 $80,434
Kronos Worldwide (KRO) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR,
2,608 $52,133
Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS) Carson Randy W DIR 5,000 $49,500
Saga Communications (SGA) Towerview LLC BO 600 $13,320
John Wiley & Sons (JW.A) Kippur Stephen A EVP 53,610 $2,091,848
Acme Packet (APKT) Ory Andrew D CEO,PR,
67,857 $1,992,872
International Paper (IP) Faraci John V CB,CEO 80,000 $1,872,026
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray DIR,BO 20,020 $1,332,127
Cardtronics (CATM) Ta Associates Inc DIR,BO 94,200 $1,129,671
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $927,347
Hunt J B Transport Services (JBHT) Thompson James K CEO,PR,
25,461 $883,469
Medassets (MDAS) Wesson Bruce F DIR 33,450 $805,227
Morningstar (MORN) Mansueto Joseph D CB,CEO 12,400 $550,959
Boston Scientific (BSX) Abele John E DIR 75,000 $457,438

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, EVP=Executive Vice President, 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.