Insiders Trading SOHU, SWI, MRVC

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 Monday, March 12, 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.

Universal Display (PANL) Discovery Capital Management BO 100,000 $3,997,000
Sohu.Com (SOHU) Wang Xin COO 60,000 $2,966,050
MRV Communications (MRVC) Martin William C BO 1,362,000 $1,407,218
Furiex Pharmaceuticals (FURX) Eshelman Fredric N DIR,BO 52,502 $1,187,211
Moduslink Global Solutions (MLNK) Handy And Harman Ltd BO 181,500 $948,432
Snyder S Lance (LNCE) Warehime Michael A CB,DIR
18,541 $417,672
Gardner Denver (GDI) Pennypacker Barry PR,CEO
5,000 $347,549
Skullcandy (SKUL) Alden Rick DIR 17,400 $250,577
New Mountain Finance (NMFC) Stone James O 11,250 $151,988
Chino Commercial Bancorp (CCBC) Woodbury Thomas A D O DIR 11,669 $116,690
Solarwinds (SWI) Yonce Donald BO 844,584 $31,489,864
Gulfport Energy (GPOR) Davidson Charles E BO 850,092 $27,873,626
Google (GOOG) Page Lawrence CEO,DIR
27,778 $16,768,685
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) Wilson Dennis J DIR,BO 100,000 $7,138,392
Liquidity Services (LQDT) Mateus Tique Jaime DIR 75,000 $3,305,250
Invesco (IVZ) Lo Andrew Tak Shing MD 125,000 $3,081,250
Riverbed Technology (RVBD) McCanne Steven CTO,DIR 100,000 $2,704,540
Ista Pharmaceuticals (ISTA) Credit Suisse Ag BO 222,650 $1,849,655
Ultra Petroleum (UPL) Smith Marshall D CFO 76,733 $1,813,350
Google (GOOG) Arora Nikesh VP 2,906 $1,743,600

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.

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