Insiders Trading AMSC, GPS, HAIN, TIF

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, January 20, 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.

American Superconductor (AMSC) Douglas Kevin BO 300,000 $8,538,700
Pacific Sunwear (PSUN) Greek Investments BO 225,766 $1,072,707
Hain Celestial (HAIN) Icahn Carl C BO 27,900 $742,361
Kraton Perf Polymers (KRA) GMT Capital BO 15,200 $506,768
MSCI (MSCI) Fernandez Henry A CB,CEO
PR,DIR
6,255 $221,427
General American Investors Co (GAM) Neidich Daniel DIR 3,000 $81,073
Primus Guaranty (PRS) Second Curve Capital BO 15,000 $75,300
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
DIR,BO
20,000 $72,804
Microfluidics Intl Corp (MFLU) Daly Joseph Patrick BO 20,400 $27,232
Eagle Cap Gr Fund (GRF) Sims David C CFO,COO
SEC
1,667 $10,919
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Tiffany (TIF) May Peter W DIR 1,200,000 $70,599,184
Gap (GPS) Fisher Doris F O 2,286,800 $46,198,684
Apollo Group (APOL) Sperling John G CB,DIR
BO
357,139 $15,371,554
Apollo Group (APOL) Sperling Peter V VCB,DIR 197,339 $8,498,972
Globaloptions Group (GLOI) Vicis Capital BO 3,299,749 $7,787,408
Mastercard (MA) Mastercard Foundation BO 21,220 $5,027,039
Steelcase (SCS) Crawford William P DIR 400,000 $4,444,000
Dish Network (DISH) Defranco James VP,DIR 200,000 $4,312,000
Western Refining (WNR) Foster Paul L CB,DIR
BO
255,000 $2,879,359
Arcadia Resources (KAD) Vicis Capital BO 5,535,248 $1,804,264
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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