Insiders Trading NFLX, BBW, LNKD and PKY

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, May 10, 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.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) Valueact DIR 419,000 21,369,000
Netflix (NFLX) Hoag Jay C DIR 200,000 14,509,111
Ares Capital (ARCC) Arougheti Michael J PR,DIR 100,000 1,539,000
Autonation (AN) Cascade Investment BO 27,798 953,691
Build A Bear Workshop (BBW) Leonard Braden Michael DIR,BO 150,000 724,275
Parkway Properties (PKY) Heistand James R PR,CEO,DIR 65,000 703,521
Merge Healthcare (MRGE) Merrick Ris BO 211,300 597,979
Cabelas (CAB) Mark Reuben DIR 10,000 355,700
Handy & Harman (HNH) Sph Group BO 24,557 325,692
Fossil (FOSL) Kovar Mike VP,CFO 4,000 316,582
Source: Insider Insights
Pacific Coast Oil Trust (ROYT) Pacific Coast Energy BO 18,500,000 370,000,000
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 268,890 8,825,319
Linkedin (LNKD) Sordello Steven J VP,CFO 50,000 5,367,486
Zillow (Z) Frink Lloyd D VCB,PR,BO 80,400 3,453,327
Neustar (NSR) Edwards Steve VP 86,333 2,995,755
Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) Wight Russell B Jr DIR 30,000 2,626,980
Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) Sanford John CTO 100,000 2,459,371
Apple (AAPL) Rafael Betsy VP,CT 2,954 1,690,243
Ultratech (UTEK) Wright Bruce R VP,CFO,SEC 41,730 1,246,275
Express (EXPR) Moellering Matthew C VP,COO 39,000 901,150
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 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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