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 Tuesday, September 06, 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.

Carters (CRI) Berkshire Partners Llc BO 225,835 $7,010,325
Transdigm Group (TDG) Small Robert J DIR 73,741 $6,804,082
Prospect Capital (PSEC) Barry John F CEO,DIR 263,049 $2,276,773
Yongye International (YONG) Morgan Stanley DIR,BO 349,829 $1,885,476
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (CCO) CC Media BO 98,677 $1,068,499
DDI Corp (DDIC) Riley Bryant R DIR 75,745 $527,417
Hanover Insurance (THG) Stuchbery Robert A PR,CEO 12,500 $441,875
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
BO
5,000 $297,500
Bancfirst (BANF) Odom Paul B Jr DIR 8,000 $275,600
Ion Geophysical (IO) Lapeyre James M Jr DIR 40,000 $261,200
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Logmein (LOGM) Benson Steven J DIR 95,000 $2,852,254
Arch Capital (ACGL) Pasquesi John M VCB,DIR 76,389 $2,589,762
Rovi (ROVI) Amoroso Alfred J PR,CEO
DIR
52,500 $2,575,650
PVH Corp (PVH) Gehring Fred CEO 28,889 $1,971,908
Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) Asherman Philip K PR,CEO
DIR
53,634 $1,904,768
Rightnow Technologies (RNOW) Gianforte Greg R CB,CEO
TT,DIR
BO
50,000 $1,565,100
Sturm Ruger (RGR) Maynard Steven M VP,BD 40,500 $1,293,311
Intermec (IN) Kemper Corp BO 101,843 $714,984
Tutor Perini (TPC) Tutor Ronald N CB,CEO
DIR,BO
43,700 $611,800
Cooper Industries (CBE) Ogrady C Thomas VP,BD 11,133 $496,532
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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