Insiders Trading TPX, CPRT, REN, CVU

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 Tuesday, June 12, 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.
Granite City Food & Brewery (GCFB) Doran Robert J CEO,DIR,BO 3,125,000 6,500,000
Tempur Pedic International (TPX) McLane P Andrews DIR 112,000 2,801,920
Resolute Energy (REN) Spo Advisory BO 250,000 2,171,000
Universal Stainless (USAP) Pennant Capital Mgt BO 16,871 679,210
General Communication (GNCMA) Duncan Ronald A PR,DIR 66,357 469,149
Snyder S Lance (LNCE) Warehime Michael A CB,DIR,BO 16,643 426,397
Opko Health (OPK) Frost Phillip MD et al CEO,CB,BO 42,500 202,805
Sinclair Broadcast (SBGI) Smith Robert E DIR,BO 25,000 199,390
Cytrx (CYTR) Patterson Scott Bradford BO 44,332 168,581
Isramco (ISRL) Naphtha Holding BO 1,844 164,402
Source: Insider Insights
Google (GOOG) Page Lawrence CEO,DIR,BO 27,778 15,635,978
Copart (CPRT) Johnson Willis J CB,DIR,BO 590,839 14,442,715
CPI Aerostructures (CVU) Fred Edward J PR,CEO,DIR 200,000 2,400,000
Primoris Services (PRIM) Pratt Brian CB,CEO,PR,BO 176,450 2,119,570
Target (TGT) Baer Timothy R O 34,872 2,059,551
Stryker (SYK) Stryker Ronda E DIR 27,000 1,389,080
Polyone (POL) Campbell J Douglas DIR 85,982 1,165,357
Angie S List (ANGI) Lee Roger H DIR 71,336 883,318
Cyberonics (CYBX) Reinstein James A VP 21,000 863,436
Nisource (NI) Hightman Carrie J VP,LO 34,000 861,220
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.