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Which stocks are getting attention from insiders?

Below are lists of the top 10 mainly open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday, May 4, 2012 as ranked by dollar value.

Notable insider transactions from today's tables include:
- Empire Capital Mgt buying the gap down at Keynote Systems (KEYN);
- Pentwater Capital adding to their recent, large investment in Stewart Enterprises (STEI);
- MSDC Management bolstering their positoin in Journal Communications (JRN) as it experienced its April swoon, and:
- the Charman of SL Green (SLG) selling into strength, and leaving himself with an historically low amount of subsequent holdings.

More About InsiderInsights' Top Trades Tables
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, and further analysis of a stock's full insider history may not indicate a significant insider signal.

But at Insider Insights, we find significant insider signals just about every day using screens like these to determine where we should focus are subsequent fundamental and technical analysis. And while stocks don't (and 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 columns as the initial research tools they are meant to be, and come to InsiderInsights.com to analyze a company's or insider's full insider history. Also feel free to email with any questions on our proprietary insider data, and how it is best analyzed.

 

 

Insider Purchases
#:Filer NameInsider TitlesCompany NameTickerTrans
Type
Dollar ValueShares TradedTrans Date
To
Ave Trans
Price
Direct
Holdings
Indirect
Holdings
1Cascade InvestmentBORepublic ServicesRSGB$39,118,8881,431,9145/2/12$27.3268,856,480---
2Empire Capital MgtBOKeynote SystemsKEYNB$9,093,796595,6005/3/12$15.00---2,555,000
3He GuangwenCB,CEO,BOHQ Global EducationHQGEJB*$5,959,36011,348,5004/23/12$.64---25,411,500
4Pentwater Capital MgtBOStewart EnterprisesSTEIB$5,382,407865,0005/4/12$6.25---10,300,000
5MSDC ManagementBOJournal CommunicationsJRNB$4,930,0471,205,5005/4/12$4.06---5,636,609
6Friedman Brian PBOEdgenEDGB$680,93876,0405/2/12$8.96274,135---
7Donegan MarkBOCadizCDZIB$542,08060,5005/2/12$8.96---560,500
8Redfern DominicBOCadizCDZIB$542,08060,5005/2/12$8.96---560,500
9Tamer FordPR,CEO,DIRInphiIPHIB$305,84430,0005/3/12$10.19308,822---
10Carter George JPR,DIRFranklin Street PropertiesFSPB$201,40020,0005/4/12$10.07936,531---

Source: InsiderInsights.com | Key to Insider Title and Transaction Type Codes

 

 

Insider Sales
#:Filer NameInsider TitlesCompany NameTickerTrans
Type
Dollar ValueShares TradedTrans Date
To
Ave Trans
Price
Direct
Holdings
Indirect
Holdings
1Liberty InteractiveBOTripadvisorTRIPJS*,S$338,002,1208,450,0005/3/12$41.38---13,359,904
2Paulson & CoBODelphi AutomotiveDLPHS$33,451,0671,092,1225/4/12$30.321,066,0981,167,582
3Green Stephen LCB,DIRSl Green RealtySLGS$4,872,36558,7745/2/12$82.9028,453---
4Logan Barry SVP,DIRWatscoWSOJS*$2,738,52837,5005/2/12$73.240---
5Jaffer RehanBOSix Flags EntertainmentSIXS$2,415,00050,0005/2/12$48.30---12,779,300
6Shaaltiel YosephVP,DIRProtalix BiotherapeuticsPLXAS$2,139,000300,0005/2/12$7.13463,754---
7Anderson Richard HCEO,DIRDelta Air LinesDALS$1,919,247175,0005/4/12$10.981,572,941---
8Crosslink CapitalOEquinixEQIXS$1,632,85810,0005/2/12$163.29---192,794
9Nordstrom James F JrVPNordstromJWNAS$1,124,38119,7205/2/12$57.02---19,715
10Ferris PeterSOEquinixEQIXS$1,010,6006,2005/2/12$163.0020,293---

Source: InsiderInsights.com | Key to Insider Title and Transaction Type Codes

Source: Top Insider Trades May 4, 2012