Insiders Trading XCO, XIDE, VPHM, NNVC

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 Monday, September 26, 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.

VMware (VMW) Emc Corp BO 274,249 $23,095,952
Exco Resources (XCO) Wl Ross & Co BO 1,016,000 $11,227,200
Viropharma (VPHM) Baker Brothers Life Sciences Capital BO 447,561 $7,981,241
Newcastle Investment (NCT) Edens Wesley R DIR 790,000 $3,594,500
Enteromedics (ETRM) Douglas Kevin BO 1,450,000 $2,392,500
Kraton Performance Polymers (KRA) GMT Capital BO 130,900 $2,067,530
Enteromedics (ETRM) Bay City Capital BO 840,000 $1,386,000
Evolution Petroleum (EPM) Lovoi John BO 192,436 $1,309,475
Viropharma (VPHM) Baker Biotech Capital BO 72,849 $1,299,700
Newcastle Investment (NCT) Nardone Randal A SEC 219,780 $999,999
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Exide Technologies (XIDE) Gendell Jeffrey BO 815,000 $3,220,512
Nanoviricides (NNVC) Diwan Anil PR,DIR
BO
19,930 $1,100,427
Amazon.com (AMZN) Reynolds Shelley VP 4,200 $955,416
Jabil Circuit (JBL) Morean William D DIR 39,550 $635,558
Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals (CYCC) Marxe Austin W & Greenhouse David M BO 1,150,000 $635,280
Pimco Global Stocksplus & Inc Fund (PGP) Gross William H O 20,900 $376,435
Ciena Corp (CIEN) Smith Gary B PR,CEO
DIR
30,230 $334,745
Healthspring (HS) Fritch Herbert A CB,CEO
DIR
7,500 $261,900
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO) Marxe Austin W & Greenhouse David M BO 368,000 $235,833
Verint Systems (VRNT) Sperling Meir PR 8,050 $216,202
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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