Insiders Trading CVI, FB, FURX, BLK

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 24, 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.

El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB) El Paso BO 1,920,751 63,500,028
CVR Energy (CVI) Icahn Carl C DIR,BO 653,000 18,988,122
Republic Services (RSG) Cascade Investment BO 335,709 8,912,033
Blackrock (BLK) Grosfeld James DIR 50,000 8,000,000
Sonus Networks (SONS) Empire Capital Mgt BO 1,155,000 2,682,154
Universal Stainless (USAP) Pennant Capital Mgt BO 26,827 1,137,750
Franklin Street Properties (FSP) McGillicuddy Dennis J DIR 100,000 994,000
Furiex Pharmaceuticals (FURX) Eshelman Fredric N DIR,BO 55,000 947,150
Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) Cornelius James M DIR 10,000 810,173
W & T Offshore (WTI) Krohn Tracy W CB,CEO,BO 50,000 780,000
Source: Insider Insights
Blackrock (BLK) Barclays Bank Plc Eng DIR 35,210,021 5,520,931,494
Facebook (FB) DST Global II BO 19,835,709 745,465,648
Facebook (FB) Mail Ru BO 19,600,700 736,633,472
Monster Beverage (MNST) Schlosberg Hilton H VCB,PR,DIR 300,000 21,149,776
Google (GOOG) Schmidt Eric E CB,DIR 15,000 9,060,238
Visa (V) Pollitt Byron H Jr CFO 50,000 5,900,000
SBA Communications (SBAC) Stoops Jeffrey CEO,PR,DIR 100,000 5,072,397
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 101,955 3,198,359
Cabelas (CAB) Gottschalk John DIR 73,905 2,707,354
Liquidity Services (LQDT) Mateus Tique Jaime DIR 37,000 2,328,380
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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