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 Monday, January 10, 2011 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.

Pacific Sunwear (PSUN) Greek Investments BO 759,470 $3,613,229
Matrixx Initiatives (MTXX) Porter Orlin Llc BO 124,824 $1,077,231
Conolog Corp (CNLG) Benou Robert S CB,CEO
CFO,DIR
277,777 $100,000
Ladenburg Thalmann (LTS) Frost Phillip Md Et Al DIR,BO 25,000 $30,221
General Moly (GMO) Roswell R Scott VP,HR 3,300 $19,998
Mayflower Bancorp (MFLR) Maddigan Diane A DIR 1,000 $9,000
Patriot Coal (PCX) Citigroup BO 400 $8,580
Northwest Indiana Bancorp (NWIN) Gorelick Joel PR,DIR 500 $7,450
Ladenburg Thalmann (LTS) Lampen Richard PR,CEO
DIR
5,000 $6,021
Ladenburg Thalmann (LTS) Rosenstock Richard J DIR 5,000 $6,021
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Patriot Coal (PCX) Citigroup BO 552,225 $12,430,796
Patriot Coal (PCX) Stepstone Group Llc BO 260,000 $5,471,310
Tellabs (TLAB) Birck Michael J CB,DIR 200,000 $1,400,000
Western Refining (WNR) Foster Paul L CB,DIR
BO
127,500 $1,343,956
Interdigital (IDCC) Roath Robert S DIR 25,000 $1,176,500
JDS Uniphase Corp Ca (JDSU) Lowe Alan S VP,PR 69,550 $1,098,521
MWI Veterinary Supply (MWIV) Rebholtz Robert N Jr DIR 14,157 $932,232
JDS Uniphase Corp Ca (JDSU) Vellequette David CFO 57,879 $928,962
Western Refining (WNR) Franklin Mountain Invest LP BO 85,000 $895,977
Carnival Corp (CCL) Eternity Four Trust BO 15,350 $737,302
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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