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  • Top Insider Trades May 11, 2012 0 comments
    May 14, 2012 12:53 PM | about stocks: WIN, MRGE, RPRX, MAKO

    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 11, 2012 as ranked by dollar value.

    On Today's Tables:
    - Institutional investor continues to buy the dip at Merge Healthcare(NASDAQ:MRGE);
    - Perceptive Advisors bought the initial pop at Repros Therapeutics(NASDAQ:RPRX);
    - Five insiders bought the collapse at Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN):
    - More insider selling than buying after gap down at Mako Surgical(NASDAQ:MAKO);

    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 our 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 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 Shares Traded Trans Date
    Ave Trans
    1 Cascade Investment BO Autonation AN B $6,851,466 198,500 5/9/12 $34.52 15,366,762 ---
    2 Baker Julian DIR,BO Genomic Health GHDX B $3,441,717 114,888 5/11/12 $30.22 --- 8,555,121
    3 Meson Capital Partners DIR Infusystem INFU JB* $2,398,500 1,066,000 5/9/12 $2.25 --- 1,545,876
    4 Perceptive Advisors BO Repros Therapeutics RPRX B $1,566,097 325,000 5/10/12 $4.82 --- 2,633,060
    5 Merrick Ris BO Merge Healthcare MRGE B $591,640 211,300 5/11/12 $2.80 31,946,236 ---
    6 Sph Group BO Steel Excel SXCL B $548,863 19,483 5/10/12 $28.19 4,453,359 ---
    7 Levitt Michael J DIR Herbalife HLF B $465,900 10,000 5/10/12 $46.59 10,000 ---
    8 Frost Phillip MD et al CEO,CB,BO Opko Health OPK B $449,684 100,000 5/10/12 $4.50 --- 111,632,856
    9 Schwab Robert DIR Signature SGGH B $256,300 857,500 5/9/12 $.30 2,533,198 ---
    10 Frantz Francis X DIR Windstream WIN B $247,850 25,000 5/11/12 $9.91 --- 26,799

    Source: | Key to Insider Title and Transaction Type Codes



    Insider Sales
    #: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
    Dollar Value Shares Traded Trans Date
    Ave Trans
    1 CDRS Acquisition BO Sally Beauty SBH JS* $593,349,760 22,403,240 5/11/12 $26.48 22,959,640 ---
    2 Propylene BO Petrologistics PDH JS* $569,500,032 33,500,000 5/9/12 $17.00 102,625,000 ---
    3 Savarese John DIR Mako Surgical MAKO S $31,714,581 1,256,903 5/10/12 $25.76 4,000 0
    4 Weston Graham M CB,DIR,BO Rackspace Hosting RAX AS $15,729,890 300,000 5/11/12 $52.55 --- 1,556,213
    5 Barton Richard N CB,DIR,BO Zillow Z AS $6,641,603 154,100 5/11/12 $41.05 3,535 555,608
    6 Camilleri Louis C CB,CEO,DIR Philip Morris International PM S $5,994,800 70,000 5/11/12 $85.64 1,610,858 ---
    7 CS&R Parallel Fund BO Sally Beauty SBH S $3,925,210 148,205 5/11/12 $26.48 151,886 ---
    8 Singh Alok DIR Validus Holdings VR S $2,881,613 88,000 5/9/12 $32.75 --- 2,368,110
    9 Oden D Keith PR,DIR Camden Property Trust CPT S $1,619,490 23,653 5/9/12 $68.79 426,355 ---
    10 Shaw L Edward Jr DIR Mine Safety Appliances MSA S $1,196,675 27,807 5/10/12 $43.11 --- 246,815

    Source: | Key to Insider Title and Transaction Type Codes

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Stocks: WIN, MRGE, RPRX, MAKO
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