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Top Insider Trades 2/10/14: KMI, HOLX, PDI, CNX

|Includes:CNX, HOLX, Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), PDI

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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 Monday, February 10, 2014 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
Sanofi BO Regeneron Pharm REGN B $48,325,844
Macmillan Stephen CEO,DIR Hologic HOLX B $4,133,644
Gross William H O Pimco Dyn Inc Fd PDI B $3,066,970
Deming Claiborne DIR Murphy Oil MUR B $1,700,186
Carpenter Alvin R DIR Consol Energy CNX B $1,101,300
Martin William C BO Vitesse Semi VTSS JB* $978,200
Stokes John M DIR Kinder Morgan KMI JB* $789,944
Koehler Michael CEO,DIR Teradata TDC B $413,000
Ellis James O Jr DIR Dominion Resources D B $238,874
Hayssen Charles N DIR Clearfield CLFD B $180,000

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

Insider Sales
Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Dollar Value
Chen Linda PR,SO Wynn Resorts WYNN S $4,380,000
Bonvanie Rene SO Palo Alto Net PANW AS $3,350,000
Luczo Stephen J CB,CEO Seagate Tech STX S $2,943,252
Walker David N CFO Maximus MMS S $2,780,662
Franklin Resources BO Dynegy DYN S $2,080,940
Watjen Thomas R CEO,DIR Unum UNM AS $1,934,970
Manne Robert VP,GC Ultimate Software ULTI AS $1,561,878
Kanas John Adam CB,CEO,DIR Bankunited BKU S $1,547,990
Torres John D VP,LO Lennox Intl LII S $1,381,129
Scott James Kevin VP,OO Linkedin LNKD AS $1,294,542

Source: | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes