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Top Insider Trades 1/9/13: FB, END, GPK, LNKD

|Includes:END, Facebook (FB), GPK, LNKD

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In a victory for common sense, the trading behavior of company executives, directors, and large shareholders in the stocks of firms they're registered "insiders" at have been proven profitable to monitor by 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, January 9, 2013 as ranked by dollar value.

Please note, however, that these are factual lists (with edits to remove some noise), 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.

We should also point out that we are presently in a slow filing time for insiders because many companies still have their trading windows closed to their executives until their June quarter earnings are released.

But 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 blog posts 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 email with any questions on our proprietary insider data, and how it is best analyzed.

Insider Purchases
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
O Cap Mgt BO Endeavour Intl END B $354,840
Schneider William O Nuveen Eq Gr Fd JPG B $295,918
Fockler Jack E Jr VP,FO Royce Focus Tr FUND JB* $152,018
Lola Brown Trust BO First Opp Fund FOFI B $42,494
Bristol Inv Fd BO Derycz Scientific DYSC B $21,708
Schwan John H CB,CEO,BO Cti Industries CTIB B $20,700
Newell Robert Y DIR Ari Network Svs ARIS B $17,800
Remmel H L DIR Atossa Genetics ATOS B $16,460
Susser Sam J DIR Susser SUSS B $13,587
Scott W David DIR Investors RE Tr IRET JB* $12,500
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Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Insider Sales
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
Grover C Coors Tr BO Graphic Packaging GPK JS* $52,908,412
Scopia Fund Mgt BO PHH PHH S $12,107,858
Henke David VP,OO Linkedin LNKD AS $2,005,023
Sze David L DIR Linkedin LNKD AS $1,804,400
GMT Capital BO Kraton Polymers KRA S $1,670,643
Perlin Gary L CFO Capital One Finl COF AS $1,514,102
Tilton Glenn F DIR United Continental UAL AS $1,483,898
Ullyot Theodore W VP,GC,SEC Facebook FB AS $1,473,731
Schroepfer Michael VP Facebook FB AS $1,136,908
Sordello Steven J VP,CFO Linkedin LNKD AS $1,110,813
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Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Stocks: FB, END, GPK, LNKD