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, October 17, 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.

Apache (APA) Joung Chansoo DIR 5,000 $450,000
Forest City Enterprises (FCEA) Larue David J CEO,PR
36,923 $428,360
Exco Resources (XCO) WL Ross & Co BO 15,800 $157,842
Trans World Entertainment (TWMC) Higgins Robert J CB,CEO
75,000 $155,985
Red Lion Hotels (RLH) Columbia Pacific Opp Fund BO 16,400 $111,998
Winmark (WINA) Morgan John L CB,CEO
1,384 $65,006
Crimson Exploration (CXPO) Ni Zhaoxing DIR 15,000 $39,383
Synergy Resources (SYRG) Seward George L DIR 5,750 $16,765
MFRI (MFRI) Zorko Mark A DIR 2,000 $14,200
Avis Budget Group (CAR) Deaver W Scott VP 1,000 $11,777
Western Refining (WNR) Foster Paul L CB,DIR
127,500 $2,130,767
Liquidity Services (LQDT) Mateus Tique Jaime DIR 35,000 $1,095,800
Stryker Corp (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 18,000 $891,946
Saba Software (SABA) Yazdani Babak CEO,CB
121,990 $791,193
Intermec (IN) Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust BO 85,406 $629,235
Authentec (AUTH) Sofinnova Capital BO 144,100 $571,088
Ross Stores (ROST) O Sullivan Michael B PR,COO 5,000 $420,002
Dealertrack Holdings (TRAK) Cirillo Mary A DIR 17,750 $331,510
Panera Bread (PNRA) Nolan Michael J VP 2,400 $270,048
YRC Worldwide (YRCW) Owl Creek Asset Mgt BO 4,331,136 $258,859

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, 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 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.