Insiders Trading MASI, C, ITRI, STZ

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 mainly open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday, Oct. 28, 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.

Masimo (MASI) Kiani Joe E CEO,CB
64,596 $1,307,275
Itron (ITRI) Nosbaum Leroy D PR,CEO
27,000 $1,007,348
Corning (GLW) Canning John A Jr DIR 30,000 $462,000
Dover (DOV) Lochridge Richard K DIR 7,150 $399,881
Clearone Communications (CLRO) Bagley Edward D BO 42,600 $208,284
Boston Scientific (BSX) Mario Ernest DIR 25,000 $136,250
Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund (TTP) Birzer H Kevin DIR 4,600 $115,000
Infrastructure Developments (IDVC) Morgan Thomas R CEO,DIR 3,660,000 $109,800
Mexico Fund (MXF) Knauss Robert L DIR 4,000 $91,358
Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) BVF Partners BO 6,020 $83,751
Microsoft (MSFT) Gates William H III DIR 5,000,000 $132,677,504
Kellogg (K) Kellogg WK Foundation BO 111,200 $6,129,166
Apollo (APOL) Sperling Peter V VCB,DIR 78,500 $3,716,975
Citigroup (C) Havens John P PR,COO 110,000 $3,519,773
Constellation Brands (STZ) Sands Robert PR,CEO
139,444 $2,821,685
Douglas Emmett (DEI) Emmett Dan A CB,DIR
140,000 $2,703,200
Constellation Brands (STZ) Sands Richard CB,DIR
116,885 $2,358,551
Volterra Semiconductor (VLTR) Staszak Jeffrey PR,CEO
70,000 $1,660,500
Sun Hydraulics (SNHY) Koski Christine L DIR,BO 41,297 $1,235,344
Life Time Fitness (LTM) Robinson Michael R VP,CFO 25,474 $1,146,493

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.

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