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, August 03, 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.

Mueller Industries (MLI) Leucadia National BO 1,458,051 $54,957,768
Texas Industries (TXI) Longleaf Partners Funds BO 542,800 $20,902,562
Carters (CRI) Berkshire Partners BO 91,463 $3,013,523
Theravance (THRX) Glaxosmithkline Plc BO 102,466 $2,019,605
Kior (KIOR) Peterson Stuart L BO 126,569 $1,795,999
Life Technologies (LIFE) Matricaria Ronald A DIR 10,000 $437,348
Sealed Air (SEE) Manning Kenneth P DIR 20,000 $412,806
Community Bank System (CBU) Parente John DIR 11,000 $276,345
MDC Partners (MDCA) Nadal Miles CB,CEO
PR,DIR
BO
15,000 $270,950
Kronos Worldwide (KRO) Watson Steven L VCB,CEO
DIR
10,000 $266,460
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Amc Networks (AMCX) Luxor Capital BO 855,093 $31,628,147
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL) Baker Brothers Life Sciences Capital BO 696,053 $12,521,325
Logmein (LOGM) Benson Steven J DIR 125,000 $4,373,675
Acme Packet (APKT) Ory Andrew D PR,CEO
DIR
70,000 $4,045,445
Riverbed Technology (RVBD) Kennelly Jerry M CB,CEO
DIR
133,332 $3,841,210
Rightnow Technologies (RNOW) Gianforte Greg R CB,CEO
TT,DIR
BO
84,000 $2,791,180
Pvh Corp De (PVH) Gehring Fred CEO 28,889 $2,042,825
Apollo Group (APOL) Sperling Peter V VCB,DIR 30,000 $1,521,906
Acacia Research (ACTG) Ryan Paul R CB,CEO
DIR
30,000 $1,289,571
Fortinet (FTNT) Xie Ken PR,CEO
DIR,BO
60,000 $1,237,159
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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