Insiders Trading COSH, CHKM, FSYS, SWI

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, February 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.

Spectrum Brands (SPB) Harbinger Group BO 578,100 $17,057,334
Cooper Standard (COSH) Silver Point Capital BO 314,000 $12,560,000
Wendys (WEN) Trian Fund Management BO 2,500,000 $12,478,750
Fuel Systems Solutions (FSYS) Douglas Kevin BO 375,500 $8,918,709
Cempra (CEMP) Intersouth Associates BO 1,221,648 $7,329,888
Cempra (CEMP) Aisling Capital BO 1,213,663 $7,281,978
Greenway Medical Technologies (GWAY) Pamlico Capital BO 666,667 $6,666,670
Matador Resources (MTDR) Foran Joseph Wm CB,CEO
143,400 $1,719,700
Matador Resources (MTDR) Gummer Charles L DIR 22,000 $264,000
Matador Resources (MTDR) Massad Wade VP 21,000 $252,000
Chesapeake Midstream Partners (CHKM) Global Infrastructure Investors DIR,BO 10,497,003 $290,557,056
Solarwinds (SWI) Yonce Donald BO 1,000,000 $36,608,736
Hunt J B Transport (JBHT) Garrison Earl Wayne DIR 200,000 $10,370,160
Medivation (MDVN) Hung David PR,CEO
100,000 $7,019,488
Affiliated Managers (AMG) Nutt William J DIR 44,482 $4,727,547
Epam Systems (EPAM) Dobkin Arkadiy CEO,PR
370,846 $4,450,152
Fidus Investment (FDUS) Pinebridge Secondary Partners BO 170,596 $2,343,355
Schulman A (SHLM) Mitarotonda James A DIR 78,502 $2,041,602
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD) Ridgeback Capital BO 112,478 $1,672,867
Emc Corp (EMC) Coviello Arthur W Jr CB 60,000 $1,567,896

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.

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