Insiders Trading REXX, BEN, UFI, INTU

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 Wednesday, February 23, 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.

Rex Energy (REXX) Shaner Lance T DIR 44,325 $519,787
Unifi (UFI) Langone Kenneth G DIR 25,000 $459,550
Opti (OPTI) S Muoio & Co BO 187,227 $418,314
PulteGroup (PHM) Dugas Richard J Jr PR,CEO
DIR
50,000 $351,550
Exar (EXAR) Soros Fund Management BO 44,000 $270,801
Tower Financial (TOFC) Busse Keith E DIR 30,185 $258,685
Star Gas LP (SGU) Lubar Sheldon B DIR 40,244 $219,547
Innospec (IOSP) Williams Patrick VP,PR 7,245 $198,187
Spectrum Brands (SPB) Maura David M DIR 5,000 $136,845
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
DIR,BO
30,000 $133,147
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Franklin Resources (BEN) Johnson Charles B CB,DIR
BO
400,000 $50,670,000
Intuit (INTU) Cook Scott D CB,DIR 500,000 $26,453,952
Humana (HUM) Jones David A Jr Ky DIR 150,000 $9,550,830
Green Dot (GDOT) TCV VII LP PT,BO 82,238 $4,694,968
Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) Link Max DIR 47,367 $4,499,865
Comscore (SCOR) Fulgoni Gian CB,DIR 160,830 $4,476,079
Opentable (OPEN) Layton Thomas DIR 44,500 $4,076,567
Fortinet (FTNT) Xie Ken PR,CEO
DIR,BO
90,000 $3,604,741
Rehabcare Group (RHB) Short John H CEO,DIR 91,000 $3,324,230
Lufkin Industries (LUFK) Trout H J Jr DIR 40,000 $3,010,157
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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