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, December 19, 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.

Babcock & Wilcox (BWC) Mason Capital Management BO 409,087 $9,137,276
Wright Medical (WMGI) OEPW Llc BO 310,200 $4,614,526
Seacor Holdings (CKH) Lorentzen Oivind CEO,DIR 45,500 $3,903,257
Geoeye (GEOY) Feinberg Stephen BO 152,900 $3,349,626
China Biologic Products (CBPO) Warburg Pincus Private Equity DIR,BO 253,236 $2,895,931
Och Ziff Capital Management (OZM) Och Daniel CEO,DIR
BO
273,799 $2,153,748
VMware (VMW) Emc Corp BO 14,200 $1,217,429
Och Ziff Capital Management Group Llc (OZM) Windreich David MD,DIR 104,756 $827,664
Glu Mobile (GLUU) Drapkin Matthew A DIR 183,958 $550,034
Pixelworks (PXLW) Becker Drapkin Management BO 160,100 $383,207
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Pioneer Southwest Energy (PSE) Pioneer Natural Resources PT,BO 1,800,000 $50,472,000
Mohawk Industries (MHK) Lorberbaum Mark BO 32,500 $1,787,630
Cedar Fair (FUN) Q Funding III BO 64,320 $1,409,186
Fedex (FDX) Bronczek David J PR,CEO 12,500 $1,068,108
Valley National Bancorp (VLY) Lawrence James G VP 89,911 $1,052,631
Sirona Dental (SIRO) Hood William K DIR 22,913 $964,063
Viasat (VSAT) Targoff Michael B DIR 20,000 $939,079
Stryker Corp (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 18,000 $829,939
Alterra Capital (ALTE) Wafer Thomas C CEO 35,800 $820,384
Colonial Properties Trust (CLP) Johnson William M TT 41,654 $810,577
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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