Insiders Trading JEF, SWI, CYH, IPGP

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, Nov. 4, 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.

Jefferies Group (JEF) Leucadia National BO 500,000 $5,673,900
Steel Excel (ADPT.PK) SPH Group BO 20,100 $516,168
Navarre Corp (NAVR) Willis Richard PR,CEO
DIR
175,600 $266,912
8x8 (EGHT) Hecker Guy L Jr DIR 41,480 $153,700
Old Republic International (ORI) Zucaro Aldo C CB,CEO
DIR
9,900 $85,536
Boardwalk Pipeline Lp (BWP) Hyland Thomas E DIR 3,000 $84,564
Commercial Metals (CMC) Alvarado Joseph PR,CEO 5,000 $65,093
Dime Community Bancshares (DCOM) Golden Robert C DIR 5,000 $57,677
Opnext (OPXT) Bosco Harry L CB,CEO
PR,DIR
50,000 $54,000
Protective Life (PL) Warren William Michael Jr DIR 2,500 $51,250
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Autonation (AN) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation O 316,180 $12,005,228
Fastenal (FAST) Kierlin Robert A DIR 100,000 $3,910,890
Solarwinds (SWI) Horing Jeff DIR 50,000 $1,423,900
IPG Photonics (IPGP) Mammen Timothy VP,CFO 15,000 $768,750
Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Rothkopf Arthur J DIR 20,000 $741,700
Shutterfly (SFLY) Han Ed VP 17,000 $706,141
Higher One Holdings (ONE) Lasater Miles COO,DIR 30,000 $494,700
Tyler Technologies (TYL) Miller Brian K VP,CFO 15,000 $481,500
Endologix (ELGX) Krist Robert John CFO 41,587 $480,330
PPL Corp (PPL) Spence William H PR,COO 13,661 $409,830
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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