Insiders Trading CODI, CIE, AMRN, DX, BANF

By Jonathan Moreland, founder of Insider Insights 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, April 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.

Compass Diversified (CODI) Burns Gordon M O 16,200 $242,347
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
BO
5,194 $155,272
Dynex Capital (DX) Hughes Michael R DIR 10,000 $103,500
Bancfirst (BANF) Craig C L Jr DIR 2,000 $79,002
Fastenal (FAST) Dolan Michael John DIR 1,000 $63,330
GTX (GTXI) Glass J Kenneth DIR 15,000 $57,443
Dynex Capital (DX) Wheat James C III DIR 5,000 $51,750
Montgomery Street Inc Sec (MTS) Bradshaw Richard J DIR 3,175 $50,070
Bank Of South Carolina (BKSC) Lane Hugh C Jr PR,CEO
DIR,BO
3,991 $41,118
Crowdgather (CRWG) Sabnani Sanjay CEO,PR
SEC,DIR
BO
25,000 $20,250
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Amarin Corp Plc (AMRN) Abingworth LLP BO 4,179,174 $62,143,480
Intralinks Holdings (IL) TA Associates DIR,BO 330,000 $9,601,702
Cobalt Intl Energy (CIE) Painter James H VP 427,276 $5,681,641
Acme Packet (APKT) Ory Andrew D PR,CEO
DIR
70,000 $4,914,537
MetroPCS Communications (PCS) TA Associates DIR 300,000 $4,853,690
IRobot (IRBT) Greiner Helen DIR 81,400 $2,900,877
Acme Packet (APKT) Melampy Patrick J CTO,DIR 40,000 $2,816,783
Everest RE (RE) Taranto Joseph V CB,CEO
DIR
26,456 $2,363,021
Stryker (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 27,000 $1,609,992
Zoo Entertainment (ZOOG) Lake Union Capital BO 397,366 $1,194,577
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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