Insiders Trading NSH, AMCX, AGO, CRMT

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 24, 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.

Republic Services (RSG) Cascade Investment BO 1,981,250 $55,077,494
VMware (VMW) EMC Corp BO 369,424 $29,039,236
Equity One (EQY) Katzman Chaim CB,DIR
BO
375,201 $6,455,756
Nustar GP Holdings (NSH) Greehey William E DIR,BO 161,139 $5,311,414
Assured Guaranty (AGO) Ross Wilbur L Jr DIR 452,500 $5,261,125
New York Times (NYT) Inmobiliaria Carso SA BO 450,000 $3,021,705
Pharmacyclics (PCYC) Baker Brothers Life Sciences Capital BO 287,264 $2,861,270
Exco Resources Inc (XCO) Ares Corporate Opp Fund DIR 200,000 $2,439,950
National Penn Bancshares (NPBC) Warburg Pincus Private Equity DIR,BO 361,944 $2,302,372
Saks (SKS) Inmobiliaria Carso SA BO 279,000 $2,231,956
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Intuit (INTU) Cook Scott D CB,DIR 500,000 $22,055,636
AMC Networks (AMCX) Luxor Capital BO 350,000 $11,550,000
Americas Carmart (CRMT) Falgout Tilman J III DIR 220,000 $6,483,240
Kellogg (K) Kellogg WK Foundation BO 100,000 $5,300,170
Tutor Perini (TPC) Tutor Ronald N CB,CEO
DIR,BO
347,853 $4,539,917
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB) Makula David DIR 99,628 $2,913,262
Stryker (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 27,000 $1,217,320
Sturm Ruger (RGR) Cosentino John A Jr DIR 23,844 $722,211
O Reilly Automotive (ORLY) Wooten Rosalie Oreilly DIR 10,000 $630,500
BMC Software (BMC) Beauchamp Robert E CB,PR
CEO,DIR
15,728 $600,322
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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