Insiders Trading AGCO XOMA D SCHW

By Jonathan Moreland, founder of Insider Insights and author of Profit From Legal Insider Trading.

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It is a victory for common sense. Tracking the trading behavior of company executives, directors and large shareholders in the stocks of firms they're registered in as "insiders" has proven to be profitable, according to both academic studies and (more importantly) the experience of professional investors.

Below are lists of the top 10 mainly open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, October 31, 2012 as ranked by dollar value. Please note, however, that these are only factual lists, not buy and sell recommendations. Dollar value is only one metric to assess the importance of an insider transaction, and, frankly, often not even the most important metric that determines if an insider transaction is significant.

At, we find new investment ideas just about every day using these and more intricate insider screens to determine where we should focus our subsequent fundamental and technical analysis. And while stocks don't (or shouldn't) move up or down based on insider activity alone, insiders tend to be good indicators of when real stock-moving events like earnings surprises, corporate actions, and new products may be in the offing.

So use these regular Top Insider Trades columns as the initial research tools they are meant to be, and click the links in the tables to analyze a company's or insider's full insider history. Also feel free to contact us with any questions on our proprietary insider data, and how it is best analyzed.
XOMA (XOMA) Baker Julian DIR,BO 4,722,666 14,167,998
AGCO (AGCO) Srinivasan Mallika DIR 275,447 12,552,120
Lehigh Gas Part (LGP) Miller James H DIR 80,000 1,600,000
Lehigh Gas Part (LGP) Wiss Robert L DIR 50,000 1,000,000
Sonus Networks (SONS) Empire Capital BO 337,674 605,683
Lehigh Gas Part (LGP) Malloy John F DIR 10,500 210,000
Dover Motorsports (DVD) Tippie Henry B DIR,BO 79,400 108,778
Spectrum Brands (SPB) Harbinger BO 1,800 80,748
Georgia Carolina Banc (GECR) McKnight William D DIR 6,900 69,000
Eagle Financial (EFSI) Byrd Thomas T DIR 2,400 52,550
Source: Insider Insights
Schwab Charles (SCHW) Schwab Charles R CB,DIR,BO 1,250,000 16,874,750
Google (GOOG) Doerr L John DIR 19,652 13,334,253
Dominion Resources (D) Heacock David A PR 30,000 1,575,000
Cornerstone (CSOD) Miller Adam L CEO,DIR,BO 34,200 954,898
Hubbell (HUBB) Murphy W Robert VP,SO 10,000 803,016
Blackrock Kelso Cap (BKCC) VA Retirement Sys BO 56,800 566,904
Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) Kulovaara Harri U VP 15,000 504,300
Walker & Dunlop (WD) Credit Suisse Ag BO 21,620 359,158
Tyler Tech (TYL) Brattain Donald R DIR 7,000 331,590
Iridium (IRDM) Greenhill & Co O 15,000 108,357
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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