Insiders Trading SPB, JAZZ, FARO

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 9, 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 249,900 $7,247,100
Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD) New Enterprise Associates BO 925,154 $5,273,378
Genomic Health (GHDX) Baker Brothers Life Sciences Capital DIR,BO 41,584 $1,251,953
Parkway Properties (PKY) Heistand James R PR,CEO
25,000 $240,320
Gladstone Commercial (GOODN) Reilly John DIR 7,700 $199,393
TheStreet (TST) Demarse Elisabeth H PR,CEO
75,000 $135,000
Middleburg Financial (MBRG) Sokol David L BO 7,291 $112,897
Arch Coal (ACI) Morris George C III DIR 8,400 $99,876
Natural Resource Partners (NRP) Carter Nick PR,COO 3,000 $72,876
Builders Firstsource (BLDR) Barr David DIR 22,671 $71,187
Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) Enright Patrick G DIR,BO 1,150,000 $56,994,000
Cabelas (CAB) McCarthy Michael R DIR 277,356 $9,573,861
Faro Technologies (FARO) Raab Simon DIR 162,266 $8,570,385
Crown Castle International (CCI) Hawk E Blake VP,GC 100,000 $5,400,100
Sunoco (SUN) Elsenhans Lynn Laverty CB,DIR 118,216 $4,587,125
Synageva Biopharma (GEVA) Tisch Daniel R BO 119,325 $4,420,039
Hollyfrontier (HFC) Clifton Matthew P CB,DIR 115,000 $4,129,098
Higher One Holdings (ONE) Biddelman Paul DIR 250,000 $3,700,000
Linkedin (LNKD) Sordello Steven J VP,CFO 40,000 $3,582,140
Air Methods (AIRM) Tahbaz Morad DIR 38,873 $3,478,943

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.