Insiders Trading RSG, BKS, TWI, GE

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, May 2, 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.

Republic Services (RSG) Cascade Investment BO 1,102,700 30,219,052
Fuelcell Energy (FCEL) Posco Energy BO 20,000,000 30,000,000
Titan International (TWI) Cashin Richard M Jr DIR 350,000 10,042,112
Atlas Resource Partners (ARP) Cohen Jonathan Z VCB,DIR 200,000 4,000,000
Prime Global Capital (HMTO) Wong Weng Kung CEO,DIR 540,000 1,518,480
Isramco (ISRL) Naphtha Holding BO 7,262 676,744
General Electric (GE) Lafley Alan G DIR 30,000 584,700
Global Indemnity (GBLI) Richmond Hill Investments BO 20,719 371,845
Sprint Nextel (S) Euteneuer Joseph J CFO 100,000 255,000
Nyse Euronext (NYX) McFarland Duncan M DIR 10,000 254,800
Source: Insider Insights
Barnes & Noble (BKS) Jana Partners BO 1,000,000 24,420,000
Stericycle (SRCL) Miller Mark C CB,CEO,DIR 199,293 17,429,506
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) Schleifer Leonard S PR,CEO,DIR 100,000 13,482,553
Google (GOOG) Doerr L John DIR 13,713 8,333,701
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) Yancopoulos George VP,PR,DIR 33,165 4,471,669
Lumber Liquidators (LL) Sullivan Thomas D CB,F,DIR 127,000 3,649,002
Bankunited (BKU) Lefrak Richard S DIR 135,733 3,343,891
Red Hat (RHT) Cormier Paul J VP 50,107 3,009,427
International Business Machines (IBM) Kelly John E III VP 12,378 2,583,402
Chefs Warehouse (CHEF) Pappas John VCB,DIR,BO 90,000 2,160,900
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.

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