Insiders Trading IT, CCO, SRE, SGYP

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 Tuesday, November 15, 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 132,352 $1,370,193
Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) Cerrone Gabriel DIR 470,588 $1,000,000
Beam (BEAM) Wilson Peter M DIR 20,000 $996,054
Xfone (XFN) Scott Richard L BO 2,505,983 $751,795
QC Holdings (QCCO) Early Don Allen CB,CEO
68,500 $282,905
ATP Oil & Gas (ATPG) Bulmahn T Paul CEO,DIR
35,000 $204,750
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
3,336 $192,020
Novastar Financial (NOVS) Anderson W Lance CEO,DIR 483,000 $177,505
Insperity (NSP) Lattanzio Paul S DIR 6,520 $167,588
Blue Nile (NILE) Bell Susan S VP 5,000 $161,373
Gartner (IT) Valueact Holdings DIR 568,100 $21,987,470
Autonation (AN) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation O 580,735 $19,801,844
Unit Corp (UNT) George Kaiser Family Foundation BO 204,089 $10,727,267
Sempra Energy (SRE) Felsinger Donald E CB,DIR 131,788 $7,096,784
Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) Williams Randa Duncan BO 130,729 $4,942,320
Oasis Petroleum (OAS) Reid Taylor L VP,COO
130,000 $3,955,900
Oasis Petroleum (OAS) Lou Michael H VP,CFO 100,000 $3,123,000
Ventas (VTR) Pasquale Douglas M DIR 50,000 $2,706,010
Mohawk Industries (MHK) Lorberbaum Mark BO 40,000 $2,202,636
Lumber Liquidators (LL) Sullivan Thomas D CB,F
128,170 $2,164,125

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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