Insiders Trading TZYM, ALKS, CAKE

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, March 14, 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.

Tranzyme (TZYM) Baker Brothers Life Sciences Capital BO 1,211,152 $3,083,741
China Information Technology (CNIT) Lin Jiang Huai PR,CEO
DIR,BO
1,084,895 $1,301,874
Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) Simon Herbert DIR 25,000 $767,413
Build A Bear Workshop (BBW) Leonard Braden Michael DIR,BO 100,400 $551,855
Moduslink Global Solutions (MLNK) Handy & Harman BO 101,869 $540,924
Snyder S Lance (LNCE) Warehime Michael A CB,DIR
BO
21,757 $521,707
Armour Residential Reit (ARR) Staton Daniel C DIR 50,000 $329,900
Ion Geophysical (IO) Lapeyre James M Jr DIR 40,000 $253,392
Armour Residential Reit (ARR) Bell Marc H DIR 35,000 $230,853
New Mountain Finance (NMFC) Ogens David DIR 11,000 $148,500
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Alkermes Plc (ALKS) Elan Corp Plc BO 24,150,000 $381,569,984
Fleetcor Technologies (FLT) Summit Partners LP PT,BO 4,000,000 $144,080,000
Delphi Automotive (DLPH) Paulson & Co BO 3,295,000 $105,440,000
Coach (COH) Frankfort Lew CB,CEO
DIR
100,000 $7,739,518
Prudential Financial (PRU) Grier Mark B VCB,DIR 106,956 $6,543,568
Vera Bradley (VRA) Miller P Michael DIR,BO 91,432 $3,481,810
Wiley John And Sons (JWA) Pesce William J DIR 52,848 $2,490,462
TW Telecom (TWTC) Blount John COO 100,000 $2,203,059
Concho Resources (CXO) Hyde Matthew Glover VP 17,520 $1,752,339
Priceline.Com (PCLN) Finnegan Daniel J CFO 2,601 $1,690,251
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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