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Top Insider Trades: FB END GPK LNKD

Tickers in this article: END FB GPK LNKD

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

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It is a victory for common sense. Tracking the trading behavior of company executives, directors and large shareholders in the stocks of firms they're registered in as "insiders" has proven to be profitable, according to 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 only 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, 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 Top Insider Trades columns 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 contact us with any questions on our proprietary insider data, and how it is best analyzed.

( END)
O Cap Mgt BO60,000354,840
( JPG)
Schneider William O22,200295,918
Fockler Jack E VP,FO22,000152,018
First Opp
Lola Brown Tr BO5,44842,494
Bristol Inv Fd BO25,00021,708
Cti Industries ( CTIB) Schwan John H CB,CEO,
Ari Network
Newell Robert Y DIR10,00017,800
Remmel H L DIR4,00016,460
Susser Sam J DIR40013,587
Scott W David DIR1,44812,500
Source: Insider Insights
( GPK)
Grover C Coors Tr BO8,874,60852,908,412
PHH ( PHH) Scopia Fund Mgt BO525,10012,107,858
Linkedin ( LNKD) Henke David VP,OO17,7082,005,023
Linkedin ( LNKD) Sze David L DIR15,9371,804,400
( KRA)
GMT Capital BO65,6151,670,643
Capital One Finl ( COF) Perlin Gary L CFO24,4211,514,102
( UAL)
Tilton Glenn F DIR57,0731,483,898
( FB)
Ullyot Theodore VP,GC,
( FB)
Schroepfer Michael VP39,2851,136,908
Linkedin ( LNKD) Sordello Steven J VP,CFO10,0001,110,813
Source: Insider Insights

Key to Titles: A=Assistant, AI=Affiliated Investor, AO=Accounting Officer, BD=Business Development, BO=Beneficial Owner, CAO=Chief Accounting Officer, CB=Chairman, CCO=Chief Compliance Officer, CEO=Chief Executive Officer, CFO=Chief Financial Officer, CIO=Chief Information Officer, CO=Compliance Officer, COO=Chief Operating Officer, CT=Controller, CTO=Chief Technology Officer, DIR=Director, EVP=Executive Vice President, F=Founder, FO=Financial Officer, GC=General Counsel, HR=Human Resources, IO=Information Officer, IR=Investor Relations, LO=Legal Officer, MD=Managing Director, O=Officer, OO=Operating Officer, PR=President, PT=Partner, REL=Relative of an insider, SEC=Secretary, SH=Shareholder, SO=Sales Officer, TO=Technology Officer, TR=Treasurer, TT=Trustee, VCB=Vice Chairman, VP=Vice President, X=Ex Officer or other title displayed.