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 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.
Santander Bancorp (SBP) Gonzalez Jose R DIR 14,531 $184,398
TCW Strategic Inc Fund (TSI) Rivelle Tad O 25,000 $124,680
Solarwinds (SWI) Berry Michael J CFO,VP 10,000 $123,875
Bitstream (BITS) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund LP BO 16,125 $105,654
Meridian Bioscience (VIVO) Phillips David DIR 5,000 $94,780
Bank Of America Corp (BAC) Noski Charles H CFO 6,000 $81,600
Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) Sanfilippo Anthony Michael CEO,PR,
DIR
6,250 $67,500
Futurefuel (FTFL) Osmium Special Situations Fun BO 7,700 $52,794
First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI) England Joseph W DIR 4,000 $48,400
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) Schall Michael J DIR 2,500 $42,760
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) Veba For Retirees Of Kaiser Aluminum BO 176,739 $7,070,954
Apollo Group (APOL) Sperling Peter V VCB,DIR 95,000 $4,722,468
Wells Fargo (WFC) Stumpf John G CB,CEO,
PR
110,550 $2,966,355
Ultratech (UTEK) Zafiropoulo Arthur W CB,CEO 110,000 $1,981,296
Hittite Microwave (HITT) Ayasli Yalcin BO 39,000 $1,892,549
Cardtronics (CATM) TA Associates Inc DIR,BO 127,400 $1,604,370
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray DIR,BO 20,000 $1,353,761
Illumina (ILMN) Flatley Jay T CEO,PR,
DIR
30,000 $1,291,802
UAL Corp (UAUA) Tague John P PR,VP 54,320 $1,228,718
Sun Hydraulics (SNHY) Koski Christine DIR,BO 40,000 $1,008,633
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, 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 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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