Insiders Trading DUNR, CIE, GEOY

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 Friday, March 02, 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.

Dune Energy (DUNR) Bluemountain Capital BO 757,693 $2,614,041
Geoeye (GEOY) Feinberg Stephen BO 125,000 $2,517,018
Marsh & McLennan (MMC) Yost R David DIR 15,000 $475,200
Superior Energy Services (SPN) Dunlap David D CEO,DIR 10,000 $304,269
Winmark (WINA) Morgan John L CB,CEO
DIR,BO
5,000 $285,000
Moduslink Global Solutions (MLNK) Handy & Harman BO 49,960 $279,616
Saga Communications (SGA) Towerview BO 7,272 $264,247
Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) Bennett Montgomery J CEO,DIR 28,736 $250,135
Geeknet (GKNT) Langone Kenneth G DIR 10,700 $159,556
China Yida Holding (CNYD) Pope Investments II Llc BO 90,000 $157,500
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Cobalt International Energy (CIE) Goldman Sachs Group BO 11,908,050 $323,422,624
Public Storage (PSA) Gustavson Tamara Hughes DIR,BO 430,000 $57,556,552
Francesca S Holdings Corp (FRAN) Ccmp Capital Llc DIR,BO 1,872,952 $43,077,896
Borgwarner (BWA) Manganello Timothy CB,CEO
DIR
200,000 $17,000,000
Gulfport Energy (GPOR) Davidson Charles E BO 493,200 $16,824,440
Cabelas (CAB) McCarthy Michael R DIR 380,045 $13,482,192
Cameron International (CAM) Erikson Sheldon R DIR 200,000 $11,275,280
Linkedin (LNKD) Hoffman Reid DIR,BO 78,667 $6,825,022
Active Network (ACTV) Green L Stephen DIR 414,558 $6,633,674
Linkedin (LNKD) Weiner Jeff CEO,DIR 74,584 $6,470,754
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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