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.
Eagle Bancorp (EGBN) Paul Ronald D CEO,PR,
80,000 $898,200
Electronics For Imaging (EFII) Gecht Guy CEO,DIR 15,000 $158,313
Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd (MRH) Winchester Ian Michael DIR 9,300 $149,610
Sealed Air Corp (SEE) Marino William J DIR 5,000 $112,450
Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) Ezzell Robert Dale DIR 10,000 $92,700
Philip Morris International (PM) Marchionne Sergio DIR 1,500 $76,755
Micrel (MCRL) Zinn Raymond D CEO,PR,
7,500 $76,734
Nymagic (NYM) Goldman Sachs Group Inc BO 2,548 $64,530
Opti (OPTI) S Muoio Co LLC BO 17,150 $49,309
Independent Bank (INDB) Jones Kevin J DIR 1,304 $31,517
AutoZone (AZO) Lampert Edward S BO 262,498 $55,453,037
NxStage Medical (NXTM) Orbimed Advisors LLC DIR,BO 700,556 $11,823,254
NxStage Medical (NXTM) Chambon Philippe DIR 383,473 $6,454,503
Informatica (INFA) Pidwell David DIR 135,000 $4,086,072
CH Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) Butts James VP 41,668 $2,705,087
Nxstage Medical (NXTM) Utterberg David S DIR,BO 132,266 $2,134,416
Dolby Laboratories (DLB) Dolby Ray DIR,BO 20,000 $1,334,797
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $977,395
Eaton (ETN) Rawot Billie K VP,CT 10,000 $780,000
Quaker Chemical (KWR) Naples Ronald J DIR 23,100 $762,300

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.