Insiders Trading RAI, AN, FIS, KRO

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 Wednesday, February 22, 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.

Autonation (AN) Cascade Investment BO 156,100 $5,441,006
Kronos Worldwide (KRO) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
100,000 $2,229,100
Safestitch Medical (SFES) Frost Phillip Md BO 4,500,000 $1,800,000
Patni Computer Systems (PTI) Elliott International BO 36,334 $691,736
First Busey Corp (BUSE) Downey David J DIR 50,000 $249,697
Boston Scientific (BSX) Mario Ernest DIR 20,000 $122,400
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
2,054 $120,132
Safestitch Medical (SFES) Spragens Jeffrey G PR,CEO
250,000 $100,000
Monmouth Real Estate Investment (MNR) Landy Michael P COO,DIR 10,000 $90,000
Primus Guaranty (PRSG) Second Curve Capital BO 11,000 $65,100
Sandridge Mississippian Trust (SDT) Sandridge Energy BO 1,583,937 $52,349,116
Reynolds American (RAI) Brown & Williamson BO 821,657 $33,334,624
Fidelity National Info Svs (FIS) Hagerty Thomas M DIR 356,326 $10,967,292
Fleetcor Technologies (FLT) Stull Steven T DIR 103,818 $3,785,029
Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) Gallagher Timothy J CFO 33,494 $2,003,382
J2 Global (JCOM) Ressler Richard S DIR 50,000 $1,505,085
Mednax (MD) Hawkins Thomas W VP,GC
17,973 $1,343,860
Servicesource (SREV) Benchmark Capital BO 76,637 $1,231,669
Cimarex Energy (XEC) Shonsey James H VP,CT 14,187 $1,190,549
Servicesource (SREV) Fenton Peter H BO 69,907 $1,127,384

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.