Insiders Trading VRX, MSTR, PRSC, FXCM

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, June 7, 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 152,807 7,301,926
Providence Service (PRSC) Coliseum Capital Mgt BO 200,960 2,752,564
Akamai Technologies (AKAM) Conrades George H DIR 29,182 840,457
Cytrx (CYTR) Patterson Scott Bradford BO 145,233 561,888
Ecolab (ECL) Gates William H III BO 8,683 538,274
Snyder S Lance (LNCE) Warehime Michael A CB,DIR,BO 20,000 513,000
Taylor Capital (TAYC) Hammock M Hill DIR 30,000 417,788
Crexendo (EXE) Mihaylo Steven G CEO,DIR,BO 90,000 324,000
Isramco (ISRL) Naphtha Holding BO 3,700 286,558
Felcor Lodging Trust (FCH) Smith Richard Allen PR,CEO,DIR 50,000 213,280
Source: Insider Insights
Western Refining (WNR) Foster Paul L CB,DIR,BO 300,000 5,655,240
Microstrategy (MSTR) Bansal Sanju K VCB,VP,COO,DIR 30,000 3,673,080
FXCM (FXCM) Charlestone Venture Holdings BO 236,900 2,410,335
Endocyte (ECYT) Hanham Ann DIR 325,100 2,146,729
Parkervision (PRKR) Marxe A & Greenhouse D BO 780,000 1,690,958
Sempra Energy (SRE) Chaudhri Javade VP,GC 16,000 1,035,400
Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Richardson Brent D CB,DIR 45,000 830,600
Validus Holdings (VR) Singh Alok DIR 25,000 790,425
Renaissancere Holdings (RNR) Paradine Jonathan O 10,009 770,693
South Jersey Industries (SJI) Graham Edward J CB,PR,CEO 15,000 753,986
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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