Insiders Trading VICL, RAX, RAS, MIG

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, January 09, 2012 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.

Vical (VICL) Singer James R BO 2,666,667 $10,000,001
SMG Indium Resources (SMGI) Martin William C DIR,BO 2,000,000 $7,500,000
Geoeye (GEOY) Feinberg Stephen BO 82,000 $1,799,219
RAIT Financial Trust (RAS) Rima Management BO 157,209 $756,779
Glu Mobile (GLUU) Drapkin Matthew A DIR 68,945 $206,835
Moduslink Global Solutions (MLNK) Handy & Harman BO 38,261 $204,945
Suncoke Energy (SXC) Henderson Frederick A CB,CEO 10,000 $115,000
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
12,500 $61,516
First Citizens Bancshares (FCNCA) Holding Frank B VCB,DIR
300 $53,301
Red Lion Hotels (RLH) Columbia Pacific Opportunity Fund BO 7,572 $52,361
Rackspace Hosting (RAX) Moorman Lew PR,DIR 74,750 $3,118,518
Meadowbrook Insurance Group (MIG) Segal Merton J DIR 129,262 $1,423,242
Accenture (ACN) Campbell Kevin M CEO,TO 20,556 $1,067,925
Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Richardson Brent D CB,DIR 53,000 $848,970
Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Richardson Christopher C GC,DIR 47,100 $754,429
Shaw Group (SHAW) Chapman David L Sr O 26,892 $734,764
Childrens Place Retail Stores (PLCE) Elfers Jane T PR,CEO
12,965 $643,842
MAC Industrial Direct (MSM) Jones Douglas E VP,OO 7,000 $510,945
Buckle (BKE) Carlberg Robert M VP 12,000 $495,678
Starwood Hotel & Resorts (HOT) Avril Matthew E PR 9,889 $494,450

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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