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 last session 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.

GeoEye (GEOY) Feinberg Stephen BO 85,000 $3,499,450
MSCI (MSCI) Siguler George W DIR 10,000 $338,100
Western Gas Partners LP (WES) Crane James R DIR 7,000 $197,865
Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL) Kornberg Fred CB,CEO,
5,000 $141,450
Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL) Kapelus Jerome VP,BD 1,000 $27,320
General Mills (GIS) Church John R VP 700 $25,585
Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL) Porcelain Michael VP,CFO 725 $20,409
NL Industries (NL) Simmons Harold C CB,CEO,
2,000 $18,050
Scientific Industries (SCND) Segasture James S DIR 4,500 $14,625
Taylor Capital Group (TAYC) Second Curve Capital LLC BO 1,000 $11,460
Oracle Corp (ORCL) Ellison Lawrence Joseph CEO,DIR,
1,000,000 $27,608,300
Exide Technologies (XIDE) Gendell Jeffrey L Et Al BO 1,600,000 $7,776,000
MetroPCS Communications (PCS) TA Associates DIR 300,000 $3,277,840
Accenture Plc (ACN) Green William D CB,CEO,
60,000 $2,686,802
Dish Network (DISH) Defranco James VP,DIR 100,000 $1,939,985
Towers Watson And Co (TW) Haley John J CEO,CB,
34,025 $1,701,250
Acme Packet (APKT) Melampy Patrick J CTO,DIR 40,000 $1,496,426
Kellogg (K) Kellogg W K Foundation Trust BO 25,000 $1,275,000
Solera Holdings (SLH) Aquila Tony PR,CEO,
27,628 $1,205,606
Salesforce.Com (CRM) Benioff Marc CB,CEO,
10,000 $1,037,835

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.

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