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 Thursday, December 02, 2010 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.

ITT Educational Svs (ESI) Blum Capital LP BO 50,000 $2,917,500
Carters (CRI) Berkshire Partners BO 50,000 $1,608,830
Saul Centers (BFS) Saul B Francis II CEO,DIR
BO
17,885 $766,910
Pacific Sunwear (PSUN) Greek Investments BO 50,000 $319,500
Bitstream (BITS) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund LP BO 29,570 $208,532
Inergy LP (NRGY) Sherman John J PR,CEO 5,000 $189,850
Howard Hughes (HHC) Flatto Adam R DIR 3,000 $128,640
Primus Guaranty (PRS) Second Curve Capital BO 15,000 $72,450
General Steel (GSI) Yu Zuo Sheng CB,CEO
DIR,BO
25,000 $61,713
Black Hills (BKH) Eugster Jack W DIR 2,000 $60,418
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Concho Resources (CXO) Wright E Joseph VP,OO 100,000 $8,326,715
Baker Hughes (BHI) Stewart James W DIR 125,000 $6,537,588
Sandisk (SNDK) Harari Eliyahou Et Al CB,CEO
DIR
122,666 $5,789,853
Cardtronics (CATM) TA Associates DIR 300,000 $5,058,610
OpenTable (OPEN) Layton Thomas DIR 54,300 $3,965,030
Leapfrog Enterprises (LF) ET Holdings O 650,000 $3,755,000
MetroPCS Communications (PCS) TA Associates DIR 300,000 $3,679,800
Uranium Resources (URRE) Marxe Austin & Greenhouse David BO 800,000 $3,008,370
Apple (AAPL) Drexler Millard S DIR 8,000 $2,505,280
Graham Packaging (GRM) Graham Donald C BO 176,245 $2,235,048
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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