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 Wednesday, November 02, 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.

Flowserve (FLS) Blinn Mark A PR,CEO
DIR
7,000 $639,463
Colfax (CFX) Rales Mitchell P DIR,BO 25,000 $636,183
Amerigroup (AGP) Snow John W DIR 5,000 $267,050
MDC Partners (MDCA) Nadal Miles CB,CEO
PR,DIR
BO
10,000 $154,400
Midsouth Bancorp (MSL) Reaux Gerald G Jr COO,DIR 11,042 $148,688
ETrade Financial (ETFC) Citadel Advisors DIR 13,400 $144,553
GDL Fund (GDL) Gabelli Mario J DIR 10,000 $121,717
Synovus Financial (SNV) Blanchard James H DIR 70,000 $99,407
Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS) Linn W Michael DIR 2,000 $80,876
Badger Meter (BMI) Zahn Kristie J VP,HR 2,500 $79,175
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
PVH Corp (PVH) Gehring Fred CEO,DIR 28,889 $2,094,361
Fortinet (FTNT) Xie Ken PR,CEO
DIR,BO
60,000 $1,339,962
Liquidity Services (LQDT) Mateus Tique Jaime DIR 35,000 $1,093,000
Amazon.Com (AMZN) Stonesifer Patricia Q DIR 5,000 $1,038,740
Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX) Orbimed Advisors BO 97,441 $1,025,635
Bridgepoint Education (BPI) Clark Andrew S CEO,DIR 43,560 $986,818
Digital Realty Trust (DLR) Mills Joshua Ananda VP,GC 15,000 $944,250
Apollo Group (APOL) Sperling John G CB,DIR 20,000 $932,726
Centene (CNC) Neidorff Michael F CB,PR
CEO,DIR
25,000 $858,000
Renaissancere Holdings (RNR) Currie Neill A PR,CEO
DIR
12,500 $837,500
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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