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, Dec. 8, 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.

Spark Networks (LOV) Osmium Partners BO 307,006 $1,013,278
Susser Holdings (SUSS) Susser Sam L PR,CEO
DIR,BO
25,000 $543,750
FXCM (FXCM) Yusupov Eduard DIR 40,249 $400,002
Adolor (ADLR) Madden David DIR 80,075 $372,533
Texas Industries (TXI) NNS Holding BO 12,289 $346,909
Polyone (POL) Patterson Robert M VP,CFO 30,000 $330,000
Iridium Communications (IRDM) Baralonco BO 42,642 $312,462
Carbonite (CARB) Crosslink Capital O 23,000 $277,481
Primo Water (PRMW) Warnock David L DIR 91,600 $267,824
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
DIR,BO
50,000 $244,193
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Google (GOOG) Brin Sergey F,DIR
BO
83,334 $52,039,568
Gartner (IT) Valueact Holdings DIR 165,268 $6,143,472
Microstrategy (MSTR) Saylor Michael J CB,PR
CEO,DIR
BO
49,048 $6,078,435
Tutor Perini (TPC) Ronald N Tutor Separate Property Trust BO 284,583 $4,278,699
Arch Capital (ACGL) Pasquesi John M VCB,DIR 100,000 $3,730,648
Cornerstone Ondemand (CSOD) Ward Rob DIR,BO 181,079 $3,253,370
Riverbed Technology (RVBD) McCanne Steven CTO,DIR 100,000 $2,712,320
American Financial (AFG) Lindner S Craig CEO,PR
DIR
50,000 $1,815,080
Cornerstone Ondemand (CSOD) Meritech Management BO 83,800 $1,504,403
Zumiez (ZUMZ) Campion Thomas D CB,DIR
BO
47,839 $1,435,883
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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