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 13, 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.

Hess Corp (HES) Hess John B CB,CEO
DIR,BO
174,950 $10,001,892
Seacor Holdings (CKH) Lorentzen Oivind CEO,DIR 26,000 $2,217,746
Hyatt Hotels (H) Hoplamazian Mark Samuel PR,CEO
DIR
45,000 $1,432,800
Morgans Hotel (MHGC) Hamamoto David T DIR,BO 129,600 $759,508
Coldwater Creek (CWTR) Pence Dennis C CB,CEO
DIR,BO
481,714 $656,769
Sara Lee (SLE) Crown James S DIR 37,500 $637,500
Synta Pharmaceuticals (SNTA) Kovner Bruce DIR,BO 153,234 $580,158
Snyder S Lance (LNCE) Warehime Michael A CB,DIR
BO
20,000 $402,848
SJW Corp (SJW) Moss George E DIR,BO 14,000 $303,871
American Railcar (ARII) Icahn Carl C DIR,BO 17,176 $269,843
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Intuit (INTU) Batchelder David H DIR 1,299,451 $60,606,472
Medcath (MDTH) Nierenberg Investment BO 2,421,489 $32,198,544
Rivus Bond Fund (BDF) MBIA A 33,580 $623,907
Microsoft (MSFT) Nadella Satya PR 24,313 $618,178
Priceline.com (PCLN) Fogel Glenn D O 1,000 $518,255
Broadsoft (BSFT) Hoffpauir Scott D CTO 16,000 $460,800
Mohawk Industries (MHK) Lorberbaum Mark BO 8,500 $364,168
Intermec (IN) Kemper Corp BO 50,000 $331,430
Heartware International (HTWR) Thomas Robert Bain DIR 5,000 $293,250
Cash America Intl (CSH) Feehan Daniel R CEO,PR
DIR
5,200 $280,829
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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