Insiders Trading FGP, AZO, GEOY

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, Jan. 19, 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.

Ferrellgas Partners (FGP) Ferrell Companies BO 1,388,888 $24,999,984
Geoeye (GEOY) Feinberg Stephen BO 175,000 $3,758,010
Spectrum Brands (SPB) Harbinger Group BO 44,550 $1,315,038
Endeavour International (END) GMT Capital BO 102,400 $944,666
Senesco Technologies (SNT) Waksal Harlan DIR 961,538 $250,000
Cheviot Financial (CHEV) Smith Scott T CFO,TR 25,331 $202,648
Cheviot Financial (CHEV) Hausfeld Steven R DIR 15,975 $127,800
Cheviot Financial (CHEV) Lenzer Jeffrey J VP,OO 15,632 $125,056
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
2,000 $119,800
First Opportunity Fund (FOFI) Mildred B Horejsi Trust BO 17,678 $112,082
Autozone (AZO) Lampert Edward S BO 702,698 $243,155,656
Monster Beverage (MNST) Sacks Rodney C CB,CEO
187,109 $18,810,226
Brown Forman (BFB) Brown Frazier Owsley BO 95,089 $7,669,457
Synnex (SNX) Silver Star Developments Ltd BO 120,000 $4,249,468
Synnex (SNX) Peer Developments Ltd BO 92,000 $3,256,765
Borgwarner (BWA) Gasparovic John J VP,GC
27,428 $2,054,703
Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL) McCollum Robert L VP 55,000 $1,658,250
Helen Of Troy (HELE) Rubin Gerald J CB,CEO
50,817 $1,627,867
Cobalt International Energy (CIE) Painter James H VP 77,276 $1,548,377
JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Smith Gordon VP 40,000 $1,480,016

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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