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 Friday 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 161,000 $12,493,958
Level 3 Communications (LVLT) Scott Walter Jr DIR 1,575,000 $1,653,750
Powershares DB Agriculture Fund (DAG) Hanson Stephen P BO 200,000 $1,637,740
Complete Production Services (CPX) Hamm Harold DIR 60,000 $1,001,880
Lodgenet Interactive (LNET) Par Investment Partners LP BO 276,636 $651,174
Invesco Van Kampen Muni Trust (VKQ) Dammeyer Rodney F DIR 34,000 $500,038
Compucredit Holdings (CCRT) Second Curve Capital LLC DIR,BO 90,000 $422,600
Continental Resources (CLR) Hamm Harold CB,CEO,
10,000 $391,200
Saul Centers (BFS) Saul B Francis II CEO,DIR,
8,986 $377,816
Invesco Van Kampen Trust For Inv Grade Muni (VGM) Dammeyer Rodney F DIR 16,500 $248,886
Crown Castle International (CCI) Abrams David C DIR 867,301 $35,550,503
Estee Lauder Companies (EL) Lauder Ronald S CB,BO 350,000 $19,814,048
Nelnet (NNI) Noordhoek Jeffrey R PR 100,000 $2,210,000
Level 3 Communications (LVLT) Crowe James Q CEO,DIR 2,000,000 $2,100,000
Acme Packet (APKT) Ory Robert G DIR,TR 49,643 $1,561,868
MetroPCS Communications (PCS) TA Associates Inc DIR 150,000 $1,348,285
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $1,114,102
Intermec (IN) Unitrin Inc BO 68,100 $708,718
Allied Nevada Gold (ANV) Caldwell Scott Andrew CEO,PR,
25,000 $557,724
Fortress Investment Group (FIG) Mudd Daniel H CEO 154,700 $519,280
Equinix (EQIX) Schwartz Eric PR 5,529 $491,606

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.

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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.