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, June 6, 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.
Ecolab (ECL) Gates William H III BO 526,707 32,546,384
VMware (VMW) EMC BO 143,800 12,977,395
Babcock & Wilcox (BWC) Mason Capital Mgt BO 373,752 8,818,570
Akamai Technologies (AKAM) Leighton F Thomson DIR 147,240 4,041,738
Dollar Thrifty Automotive (DTG) Pentwater Capital Mgt BO 40,000 3,094,008
McDermott International (MDR) Bookout John F III DIR 150,000 1,399,485
McDermott International (MDR) Johnson Stephen Marcum PR,CEO 102,368 986,613
Sonus Networks (SONS) Empire Capital Mgt BO 400,000 889,000
Nanosphere (NSPH) Slezak Mark DIR,BO 342,500 598,386
American Pacific (APFC) Cornwall Capital Mgt BO 49,933 449,396
Source: Insider Insights
Google (GOOG) Brin Sergey F,DIR,BO 83,334 47,581,240
Reynolds American (RAI) Brown & Williamson BO 634,576 26,544,314
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 119,500 3,695,920
Avalonbay Communities (AVB) Blair Bryce CB,DIR 19,673 2,707,919
Raytheon (RTN) Swanson William H CB,CEO,DIR 42,187 2,082,059
Active Network (ACTV) Green L Stephen DIR 101,511 1,436,340
Logmein (LOGM) Benson Steven J DIR 45,000 1,410,507
Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) Glickman Donald DIR 41,000 1,382,801
Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) Moczarski Alexander S PR,CEO 35,000 1,108,072
Acacia Research (ACTG) Lee Dooyong VP 28,333 938,392
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.