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 Monday, Nov. 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.

Lyondellbasell Industries (LYB) Apollo Management BO 1,278,700 $36,670,820
American Public Education (APEI) Weglicki Timothy T DIR 344,600 $12,647,143
Texas Industries (TXI) Longleaf Partners Funds Trust BO 390,000 $8,761,121
VMware (VMW) EMC BO 47,000 $4,325,613
Kronos Worldwide (KRO) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
BO
100,000 $1,817,600
Federal Mogul (FDML) Icahn Carl C CB,DIR
BO
126,900 $1,735,921
SWS Group (SWS) Hilltop Holdings BO 153,487 $818,530
LHC Group (LHCG) Coliseum Capital Management BO 55,000 $707,150
Merge Healthcare (MRGE) Merrick RIS BO 146,500 $654,855
Hot Topic (HOTT) Becker Steven R DIR 70,000 $474,500
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Moneygram International (MGI) Thomas H Lee Advisors Llc DIR,BO 1,714,646 $27,862,998
Reynolds American (RAI) Brown & Williamson Holdings BO 652,706 $26,166,984
School Specialty (SCHS) MSD Capital BO 900,000 $3,780,000
Abovenet (ABVT) Sokota Robert J VP,GC 25,000 $1,360,835
Stryker Corp (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 18,000 $834,620
Healthstream (HSTM) Newman Arthur E VP 50,000 $771,875
Biofuel Energy (BIOF) Edelman Thomas J BO 1,283,077 $746,615
Jabil Circuit (JBL) Morean William D DIR 39,550 $727,737
Altria Group (MO) Keane Denise F VP,GC 25,000 $677,000
Donaldson (DCI) Grundhofer John F DIR 8,000 $504,506
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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