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.
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Schottenstein Jay L CB,BO 500,000 $6,790,000
Agilysys (AGYS) Mak Capital One BO 130,882 $658,326
Vanguard Natural Resources Llc (VNR) Arcturus Holdings LLC DIR 21,700 $541,849
Saul Centers (BFS) Saul B Francis II CEO,BO 6,417 $277,891
Golub Capital Bdc (GBDC) Golub Lawrence E CB,DIR,
17,936 $262,349
Sunpower (SPWRB) Arriola Dennis V VP,CFO 10,000 $108,403
Frontier Oil Corp (FTO) Jennings Michael CB,PR,
5,000 $62,250
3D Systems (TDSC) Moore Kevin S DIR 3,500 $46,162
SWS Group (SWS) Jobe Larry A DIR 5,000 $35,691
Granite Construction (GVA) Bjork Claes DIR 1,000 $24,050
Google (GOOG) Brin Sergey PR,TO,
83,334 $38,768,792
Cognizant Technology (CTSH) Dsouza Francisco PR,CEO,
354,993 $22,165,390
Urban Outfitters (URBN) Belair Scott A DIR 191,300 $6,349,366
TPC Group (TPCG) Sandell Asset Management BO 218,298 $3,979,447
Halliburton (HAL) Lesar David J CB,PR,
76,663 $2,302,190
Nelnet (NNI) Noordhoek Jeffrey R PR 67,300 $1,554,630
Smith A O (AOS) O Toole Robert J DIR 24,542 $1,346,872
Dendreon (DNDN) Urdal David VP 32,369 $1,338,993
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $1,187,298
NxStage Medical (NXTM) Orbimed Advisors DIR,BO 55,900 $932,747

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.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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