Insiders Trading CCO, MDAS, OCR, MELI

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 Thursday, November 10, 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.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (CCO) CC Media Holdings BO 168,927 $1,760,659
Omnicare (OCR) Shelton James D DIR 33,300 $988,344
Kellogg (K) Jenness James M CB,TT
DIR,BO
10,000 $494,215
Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) Sanfilippo Anthony Michael PR,CEO
DIR
31,250 $339,300
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
BO
5,000 $282,403
Endeavour International (END) Seitz John N DIR 40,000 $277,032
Flowserve (FLS) Pajonas Thomas L VP,PR 2,654 $251,812
Lyondellbasell Industries (LYB) Buchanan Robin W T DIR 7,235 $249,723
Cascade Microtech (CSCD) Delafield John D DIR 75,000 $216,000
Sealed Air (SEE) Manning Kenneth P DIR 10,000 $174,382
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Autonation (AN) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation O 833,020 $29,790,228
Medassets (MDAS) Rutherford John C DIR 2,626,908 $29,291,492
Mercadolibre (MELI) Levy Anton J DIR 248,266 $21,759,596
Gartner (IT) Valueact Holdings DIR 280,793 $10,938,058
Chesapeake Midstream Partners (CHKM) Global Infrastructure Investors BO 228,558 $5,876,226
Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) Williams Randa Duncan BO 119,925 $4,563,867
Riverbed Technology (RVBD) McCanne Steven CTO,DIR 100,000 $2,861,790
Mednax (MD) Wagner Karl B PR 25,000 $1,743,013
Kirby (KEX) Pyne J H CB,CEO
DIR
23,558 $1,508,150
Stryker (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 27,000 $1,309,858
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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