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Top Insider Trades 11/2/12: RGS, MTB, JNS, FB

Top 10 mainly open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday, November 2, 2012 as ranked by dollar value.

By Jonathan Moreland, founder of Insider Insights and author of Profit From Legal Insider Trading.

Which stocks are getting attention from insiders?

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 your fellow professional investors.

Below are lists of the top 10 mainly open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday, November 2, 2012 as ranked by dollar value.

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, frankly, often not even the most important metric that determines if an insider transaction is significant.

At InsiderInsights.com, 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 us with any questions on our proprietary insider data, and how it is best analyzed.

Insider Purchases
#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Type
Dollar Value
1
BO
B
$32,652,062
2
BO
B
$28,583,054
3
BO
B
$7,978,361
4
DIR
AB
$5,034,634
5
BO
B
$4,996,622
6
BO
B
$3,711,074
7
BO
B
$2,666,092
8
CEO,DIR
JB*
$1,320,000
9
BO
B
$622,914
10
PR,DIR
JB*
$583,000

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

Insider Sales
#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Type
Dollar Value
1
BO
S
$33,783,737
2
CB,CEO,DIR
S
$31,265,850
3
CB,PR,CEO
S
$26,263,858
4
CEO,CB,BO
AS
$14,250,713
5
VP,PR
S
$7,726,889
6
CB,CEO,PR
S
$7,691,000
7
VP
AS
$7,561,015
8
COO,DIR
AS
$7,440,697
9
PR,COO,DIR
S
$6,077,242
10
CAO
AS
$5,384,986

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

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