Insiders Trading LAMR, ULTA, SBUX

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 Friday, Sept. 30, 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.

Lamar Advertising (LAMR) Abrams Capital Management BO 1,002,131 $18,446,310
Cumulus Media (CMLS) Crestview Radio Investors Llc DIR,BO 976,607 $2,786,682
Federal Mogul (FDML) Icahn Carl C CB,DIR
BO
126,900 $1,932,421
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
BO
8,181 $433,974
Evolution Petroleum (EPM) Lovoi John BO 55,031 $383,846
Commercial Vehicle Group (CVGI) Siemer Arnold B BO 55,327 $357,003
American Reprographics (ARC) Stadium Capital Partners BO 90,746 $301,994
Hollyfrontier (HFC) Rose Michael E DIR 10,000 $259,500
TPC Group (TPCG) Nodland Jeffrey M DIR 5,000 $103,990
China Direct Industries (CDII) Huang Yuwei VP,DIR 96,425 $89,588
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Tiffany (TIF) May Peter W DIR 200,000 $14,134,100
Ulta Salon Cosmetics (ULTA) Defforey Herve DIR 50,000 $3,353,538
Starbucks (SBUX) Boggs Paula VP,GC
SEC
70,149 $2,787,707
Stryker (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 27,000 $1,306,830
Coffee Holding (JVA) Gordon David VP,DIR
BO
100,000 $992,000
Global Traffic Network (GNET) Benson Gary DIR 40,001 $558,014
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO) Marxe Austin W & Greenhouse David M BO 613,300 $353,531
Ebay (EBAY) Donahoe John J PR,CEO
DIR
8,750 $282,450
Virtusa (VRTU) Canekeratne Kris A CB,CEO
DIR
18,000 $248,857
National Interstate (NATL) Monda Gary N VP,FO 10,000 $220,200
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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