Insiders Trading WMC, VR, SFLY, CNK

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, May 14, 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.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) Carano Bandel L DIR 11,000,000 55,000,000
Netflix (NFLX) Hoag Jay C DIR 143,400 10,477,516
Autonation (AN) Cascade Investment BO 70,690 2,473,627
Western Asset Mortgage Capital (WMC) Fulton Stephen P FO 78,000 1,452,438
Repros Therapeutics (RPRX) Perceptive Advisors BO 170,000 1,079,840
Shutterfly (SFLY) Housenbold Jeffrey T PR,CEO,DIR 30,000 756,000
Star Gas Partners (SGU) Kestrel Energy Partners BO 170,000 656,831
Overland Storage (OVRL) Marathon Capital Mgt BO 325,737 654,048
Journal Communications (JRN) MSDC Management BO 148,700 594,800
First Capital Bancorp (FCVA) Presley John M MD,DIR 149,971 299,942
Source: Insider Insights
Charter Communications (CHTR) Apollo Management Gp BO 299,165 20,033,866
Google (GOOG) Page Lawrence CEO,DIR,BO 27,778 16,802,220
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 132,800 4,369,412
Innospec (IOSP) Williams Patrick VP,PR 28,747 879,045
Cinemark (CNK) Fernandes Valmir O 35,497 857,778
Centurylink (CTL) Huber Dennis G VP 20,000 786,890
Concur Technologies (CNQR) Cavanaugh Robert N VP 10,982 691,866
Hollyfrontier (HFC) Rose Michael E DIR 20,000 602,000
HCP (HCP) Bergschneider Jonathan M VP 13,930 574,684
Dice (DHX) Benson John CEO 50,000 523,600
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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