Insiders Trading GEOY, AN, IBM

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 21, 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.

Geoeye (GEOY) Feinberg Stephen BO 500,000 $10,661,750
Autonation (AN) Cascade Investment BO 251,300 $8,675,479
XL Group Plc (XL) McGavick Michael S CEO,DIR 25,115 $500,846
XL Group Plc (XL) Porrino Peter R CFO 12,660 $253,823
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
BO
4,000 $230,500
Lubys (LUB) Bandera Partners BO 43,600 $221,488
Stoneridge (SRI) Draime Jeffrey P DIR 20,000 $199,432
Citizens Holding (CIZN) Winstead Terrell Elton DIR 5,000 $101,250
Time Warner (TWX) Barr William P DIR 2,624 $99,540
Community Bank Shares Of Indiana (CBIN) Stemler Kerry M DIR 8,000 $99,132
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Zillow (Z) Frink Lloyd D VCB,PR
DIR,BO
510,400 $15,971,724
Zillow (Z) Barton Richard N CB,DIR
BO
375,000 $11,718,750
Valmont Industries (VMI) Robert B Daugherty Charitable Foundation BO 89,200 $9,828,970
Fidelity National Info Svs (FIS) Hagerty Thomas M DIR 196,837 $6,146,098
Autonation (AN) Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation O 165,846 $5,704,058
Kellogg (K) Kellogg WK Foundation BO 100,000 $5,250,590
IBM (IBM) Shaughnessy Timothy S VP 20,562 $3,980,803
Scotts Miracle Gro (SMG) Hagedorn Partnership BO 57,538 $2,738,234
Solutia (SOA) Sullivan James M VP,CFO 97,048 $2,732,364
HCA Holdings (HCA) Rutledge W Paul PR 91,116 $2,282,119
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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