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There are many different strategies to trade stocks and one of them is to find insider trading of stocks. When corporate insiders trade in their own securities, they must report their trades to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), usually within a few business days of the trade. Insider trading cannot be based on material non-public information. However, many investors believe that corporate insiders may have better insights into the growth of a company and its proceedings.

In this article, I will focus on notable insider buy transactions (market cap greater than $200 million) filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 06, 2012. I have also included the key financial metrics for the first three companies. You can use this list as a potential starting point for your analysis.

Definition of Insider: Corporate insiders are either a company's officers, directors, or any beneficial owners of more than ten percent of a class of the company's equity securities registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

1. Sirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI): Sirius XM Radio provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. Sirius XM has a market cap of $9.74 billion and is currently trading around $2.54 with a 52-week range of $1.27 to $2.64. The stock has gained 39.56% year to date.

According to SEC filings on September 06, 2012, Liberty Media Corp (NASDAQ:LMCA), Beneficial Owner purchased a total of 5,536,346 shares at a total value of $13,933,540. Over the past three months, there have been a total of 23 insider transactions with 14 Buy transactions. The key financial metrics for Sirius XM are given below:

The following chart provides the insider trading summary for a three-month and 12-month period.

2. VMware, Inc (NYSE:VMW): VMware provides virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. VMware has a market cap of $40.10 billion and is currently trading around $94.02 with a 52-week range of $74.69 to $118.79. The stock has gained 13.02% year to date.

According to SEC filings on September 06, 2012, EMC Corp (NYSE:EMC), Beneficial Owner purchased a total of 45,312 shares at a total value of $3,998,393. Over the past three months, there have been a total of 23 insider transactions with 15 Buy transactions. The key financial metrics for VMware are given below:

The following chart provides the insider trading summary for a three-month and 12-month period.

3. Thomas Properties Group, Inc (NYSE:TPGI): Thomas Properties Group, Inc., a real estate company, owns, acquires, develops, leases, and manages primarily office properties and related parking garages, as well as mixed-use and residential properties in the United States. Thomas Properties Group has a market cap of $327.06 million and is currently trading around $5.61 with a 52-week range of $1.88 to $5.71. The stock has gained 68.47% year to date.

According to SEC filings on September 06, 2012, Thomas James A (Chairman, President & CEO) purchased a total of 87,500 shares at a total value of $476,539. Please refer the footnotes from Form 4 for more information on the ownership. Over the past three months, there have been a total of 15 insider transactions with 7 Buy transactions. The key financial metrics for Thomas Properties Group are given below:

The following chart provides the insider trading summary for a three-month and 12-month period.

Other notable insider buy transactions (minimum transaction value of $200,000) filed with the SEC on September 06, 2012, are as follows:

4. Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ:TUES): Tuesday Morning Corporation engages in the retail sale of decorative home accessories, housewares, and gifts in the United States. Tuesday Morning has a market cap of $266.72 million and is currently trading around $6.39 with a 52-week range of $3.05 to $6.40. The stock has gained 85.22% year to date. According to SEC filings on September 06, 2012, Hunckler William J Iii (Director) purchased a total of 70,380 shares at a total value of $422,213. Please refer the footnotes from Form 4 for more information on the ownership.

5. PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL): PolyOne Corporation provides specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions with operations in specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, polymer distribution, and specialty vinyl resins. PolyOne has a market cap of $1.38 billion and is currently trading around $15.55 with a 52-week range of $9.54 to $16.32. The stock has gained 34.63% year to date. According to SEC filings on September 06, 2012, Schuering Kurt C (SVP, President of Distribution) purchased a total of 16,146 shares at a total value of $250,102.

6. Sonus Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:SONS): Sonus Networks provides infrastructure and subscriber solutions. Sonus Networks has a market cap of $550.18 million and is currently trading around $1.97 with a 52-week range of $1.56 to $3.11. The stock has fallen 18.12% year to date. According to SEC filings on September 06, 2012, Empire Capital Management LLC (Beneficial Owner) purchased a total of 113,769 shares at a total value of $210,473. Please refer the footnotes from Form 4 for more information on the ownership.

7. PS Business Parks Inc (NYSE:PSB): PS Business Parks is a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of commercial properties primarily multi-tenant flex, office, and industrial space. PS Business Parks has a market cap of $1.70 billion and is currently trading around $70.01 with a 52-week range of $46.19 to $71.72. The stock has gained 26.3% year to date. According to SEC filings on September 06, 2012, Havner Ronald L Jr (Director) purchased a total of 3,000 shares at a total value of $209,977. Please refer the footnotes from Form 4 for more information on the ownership.

Source: Some of the data is sourced from Google Finance, Nasdaq, Finviz, Fidelity, and SEC.gov.

Source: Insiders Bought These Shares On September 6