Insiders Trading VPRT, CCI, ANEN, GEL

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 Tuesday, January 31, 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.

Icahn Enterprises LP (IEP) Icahn Carl C CB,DIR
411,755 $15,149,825
Vistaprint (VPRT) Smith Thomas W BO 250,079 $8,659,523
Hess (HES) Hess John B CB,CEO
91,250 $4,999,414
Anaren (ANEN) Vintage Capital Mgt BO 164,000 $2,755,204
Verastem (VSTM) CHP III BO 250,000 $2,500,000
Dominion Resources (D) Farrell Thomas F II PR,CEO
5,000 $247,492
Dominion Resources (D) Brown Peter W Dr DIR 5,000 $247,460
Dominion Resources (D) McGettrick Mark F VP,CFO 5,000 $247,400
Community Bank System (CBU) Parente John DIR 7,500 $202,500
Dominion Resources (D) Kington Mark J DIR 2,800 $139,049
Microsoft (MSFT) Gates William H III DIR 5,000,000 $146,539,504
Crown Castle Intl (CCI) SPO Advisory BO 1,754,500 $84,937,512
Genesis Energy (GEL) Robertson Corbin J III DIR 1,840,000 $51,133,600
Ross Stores (ROST) Balmuth Michael VCB,CEO
322,584 $16,319,396
Helen Of Troy (HELE) Rubin Gerald J CB,CEO
159,734 $5,203,329
Amgen (AMGN) Richo Anna VP,CCO 45,446 $3,111,592
Clarcor (CLC) Johnson Norman E CB,DIR 54,508 $2,823,515
Adobe Systems (ADBE) Narayen Shantanu PR,CEO
90,000 $2,785,356
Cubesmart (CUBE) Amsdell Barry L BO 229,129 $2,623,550
Citrix Systems (CTXS) Templeton Mark B CEO,PR
39,000 $2,541,229

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.