Insiders Trading WPRT, H, FURX

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 Thursday, March 15, 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.

Westport Innovations (WPRT) Douglas Kevin BO 500,000 $22,278,276
Autonation (AN) Cascade Investment BO 314,792 $10,670,851
Furiex Pharmaceuticals (FURX) Eshelman Fredric N DIR,BO 45,307 $1,069,263
Teledyne Technologies (TDY) Mehrabian Robert CB,PR
CEO
10,000 $587,689
Lime Energy (LIME) Kiphart Richard P DIR,BO 175,000 $490,000
Responsys (MKTG) Gretsch Gregory C DIR 25,000 $253,993
Scripps EW (SSP) Wesolowski Timothy M VP,CFO
TR
26,700 $250,980
Energy Recovery (ERII) Trempont Dominique DIR 106,044 $249,492
Pennymac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT) Carnahan Scott W DIR 10,000 $186,430
Atlantic Tele Network (ATNI) Prior Cornelius B Jr CB,DIR
BO
3,022 $110,122
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Hyatt Hotels (H) Abu Dhabi Investment Authority BO 4,757,200 $198,470,384
Fleetcor Technologies (FLT) Bain Capital Investors Llc BO 1,753,742 $63,169,788
Noranda Aluminum Holding (NOR) Apollo Investment Fund BO 5,205,030 $55,225,368
Noranda Aluminum Holding (NOR) Noranda Holdings BO 4,794,970 $50,874,632
Sandridge Permian Trust (PER) Sandridge Energy BO 2,000,000 $46,500,000
Tutor Perini (TPC) Tutor Ronald N CB,CEO
DIR,BO
400,000 $6,070,000
Stericycle (SRCL) Patience John DIR 52,278 $4,565,221
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 117,035 $3,625,148
FMC Technologies (FTI) Schumann William H VP 49,676 $2,546,764
Americas Carmart (CRMT) Sams William M DIR 50,000 $2,254,500
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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