Insiders Trading V, PCYC, AAPL

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, February 14, 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.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL) Biglari Sardar BO 161,691 $8,608,112
Chemocentryx (CCXI) Techne Corp BO 500,000 $5,000,000
Pharmacyclics (PCYC) Baker Biotech Capital BO 150,000 $3,128,040
Theravance (THRX) Glaxosmithkline Plc BO 88,468 $1,603,040
Nyse Euronext (NYX) Carter Marshall N CB,DIR 52,125 $1,500,158
Cardica (CRDC) Sutter Hill Ventures BO 645,714 $1,065,428
Chromadex Corp (CDXC) Himmel Jeffrey CEO,DIR 1,333,333 $1,000,000
Roadrunner Transportation (RRTS) Rued Scott D CB,DIR
BO
30,000 $522,444
Dominion Resources (D) Jepson Robert S Jr DIR 10,000 $502,890
Cardiovascular Systems (CSII) Nelson Glen D DIR 40,000 $356,860
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Google (GOOG) Page Lawrence CEO,DIR
BO
27,778 $16,875,224
Autonation (AN) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation O 261,965 $9,501,051
Visa (V) Pollitt Byron H Jr CFO 77,484 $8,776,613
Commvault Systems (CVLT) Hammer N Robert CB,PR
CEO,DIR
125,000 $6,732,366
Apple (AAPL) Levinson Arthur D DIR 10,000 $4,996,137
Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Welters Anthony VP 76,000 $4,071,753
WCA Waste (WCAA) Loconti Joseph E BO 444,000 $2,863,800
Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Renfro Larry C VP,CEO 48,960 $2,627,860
Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Sweere Lori VP,HR 44,077 $2,363,832
Jones Group (JNY) Card Wesley R CEO,DIR 225,000 $2,192,625
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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