Insiders Trading VPRT, DUNR, GOOG, M

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, April 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.

Vistaprint (VPRT) Smith Thomas W BO 100,000 $3,959,436
Dune Energy (DUNR) Bluemountain Capital BO 124,575 $426,446
Winmark (WINA) Morgan John L CB,CEO
DIR,BO
6,000 $329,100
Valhi (VHI) Simmons Harold C CB,DIR
BO
4,000 $198,973
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip Md CEO,CB
DIR,BO
30,000 $143,686
Stratum Holdings (STTH) Wright Larry M CB,CEO
DIR,BO
353,694 $42,090
Guardian 8 Holdings (GRDH) Cochennet Steve CEO,PR
SEC,TR
DIR,BO
53,000 $31,812
Cedar Fair LP (FUN) Klein Thomas DIR 1,000 $28,870
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (LTS) Frost Phillip Md DIR,BO 15,000 $26,300
Methode Electronics (MEI) Shelton Paul G DIR 3,000 $26,070
Source: www.InsiderInsights.com
Google (GOOG) Page Lawrence CEO,DIR
BO
27,778 $17,543,200
Macy's (M) Klein Ronald L O 81,345 $3,323,535
Rare Element Resources (REE) Burmeister Norman William DIR 98,769 $585,700
Conns (CONN) Trahan David W PR 30,000 $566,792
Autozone (AZO) Crowley William C DIR 1,430 $548,917
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals (CPIX) Greer Lawrence W DIR 51,813 $399,996
Boston Beer (SAM) Koch C James CB,DIR
BO
3,000 $305,532
Comverse Technology (CMVT) Matsliach Gabriel VP 40,994 $260,705
Mellanox Technologies (MLNX) Waldman Eyal CEO,DIR 5,924 $251,770
Verint Systems (VRNT) Parcell David MD 7,956 $243,931
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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