Insiders Trading WBMD, FUN, TXI, KAI

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, January 12, 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.

WebMD Health (WBMD) Icahn Carl C BO 545,587 $14,265,791
Hot Topic (HOTT) Becker Steven R DIR 33,200 $233,390
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
2,000 $119,500
Commercial Metals (CMC) Best Rhys J DIR 5,000 $67,738
Taylor Calvin B Bankshares (TYCB) Burbage John H Jr DIR 2,500 $57,125
Red Lion Hotels (RLH) Columbia Pacific Opportunity Fund BO 8,000 $55,256
Actuant (ATU) Grissom Sheri VP,HR 2,136 $49,705
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
10,000 $49,409
Strikeforce Technologies (SFORE) Denn Robert Allen Jr DIR 1,498,214 $29,964
Coronado Biosciences (CNDO) Beerman Noah D O 5,000 $24,960
Cedar Fair L P (FUN) Q Funding III L P BO 1,500,000 $33,105,000
Mastercard (MA) Mastercard Foundation BO 14,060 $4,792,527
Kadant (KAI) Rainville William A DIR 200,000 $4,457,500
Brown Forman (BFB) Brown Frazier Owsley BO 38,726 $3,093,433
Douglas Emmett (DEI) Emmett Dan A CB,DIR
140,000 $2,762,200
MSC Industrial Direct (MSM) Jacobson Mitchell DIR,BO 31,496 $2,301,953
Tibco Software (TIBX) Rode Murray D VP,COO 65,000 $1,506,804
IHS (IHS) Green Stephen VP,GC 15,000 $1,361,904
Joy Global (JOY) Sutherlin Michael W PR,CEO
16,576 $1,357,409
Monsanto (MON) Fraley Robert T VP,CTO 10,000 $789,795

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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