Insiders Trading END, JKHY, BRCM, RAX

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 open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday, February 07, 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.

Endeavour International (END) GmMT Capital BO 20,000 $238,390
Broadcom (BRCM) Finocchio Robert J DIR 5,000 $188,838
Shoretel (SHOR) Blackmore Peter CEO,DIR 17,200 $100,161
Black Hills Corp (BKH) Vering John B DIR 2,000 $69,825
Xcel Energy (XEL) Sheppard James J DIR 1,000 $26,427
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
DIR,BO
5,000 $26,200
Community Partners Bancorp (CPBC) Vitale Andrew A DIR 4,500 $22,815
Patriot Coal (PCX) Viets Robert O DIR 2,000 $18,320
Cortland Bancorp (CLDB) Woofter Timothy K DIR 2,000 $14,500
UMH Properties (UMH) Wolgin Steven B DIR 1,000 $10,700
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Henry Jack & Assoc (JKHY) Henry Michael E CB,DIR 100,000 $3,506,517
Rackspace Hosting (RAX) Moorman Lew PR,DIR 63,000 $2,987,920
Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Michael Edward L VP 51,311 $2,822,222
Allegiant Travel (ALGT) Levy Andrew C PR 50,000 $2,798,111
Emc (EMC) Mollen John T VP,HR 100,821 $2,634,453
Ashland (ASH) Obrien James J Ky CEO 37,500 $2,437,500
Cummins (CMI) Linebarger Norman Thomas CB,CEO
DIR
20,000 $2,302,000
Fastenal (FAST) Oberton Willard D CEO,PR
DIR
40,000 $1,920,060
Gap (GPS) Wyatt John T PR 75,000 $1,623,885
Polyone (POL) Newlin Stephen D CB,PR
CEO,DIR
85,398 $1,314,735
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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