Insiders Trading AKAM, CRI, PMTI, MSFT

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 30, 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.

Watsco (WSO) United Technologies BO 1,250,000 89,750,000
Akamai Technologies (AKAM) Leighton F Thomson DIR 100,000 3,314,000
Palomar Medical (PMTI) Broadwood Partners BO 140,932 1,193,736
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip MD et al CEO,CB,BO 100,000 482,146
Autonation (AN) Cascade Investment BO 11,800 401,070
Alkermes (ALKS) Bloom Floyd E DIR 20,000 351,828
Rait Financial Trust (RAS) Rima Senvest Mgt BO 45,655 218,274
Selective Insurance (SIGI) Burville John DIR 11,500 200,422
Maxwell Technologies (MXWL) Rossi Mark DIR 20,000 192,000
Berkshire Bancorp (BERK) Marx Moses DIR,BO 25,388 170,100
Source: Insider Insights
Microsoft (MSFT) Gates William H III DIR 4,000,000 128,487,200
Carters (CRI) Berkshire Partners BO 791,812 43,698,332
Six Flags Entertainment (SIX) Nabi Usman DIR 286,000 13,680,360
Google (GOOG) Schmidt Eric E CB,DIR 15,750 9,669,632
Lamar Advertising Co New (LAMR) Abrams Capital Mgt BO 257,000 8,068,916
Crown Castle International (CCI) Moreland W Benjamin PR,CEO,DIR 100,000 5,655,100
Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) Sinha Vikas VP,CFO 48,000 4,318,907
Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) Risoleo James F VP,FO 240,000 4,013,808
Qualcomm (QCOM) Jacobs Paul E CB,CEO,DIR 56,846 3,618,168
Campbell Soup (CPB) Weber Charlotte C DIR 97,300 3,309,134
Source: Insider Insights

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.