Pinnacle, LifePoint insiders go a little less long

With all the talk on TV and online about a potential market top, you can't really argue with executives and directors who think it's a good idea to cash in a few of their chips. That's what Pinnacle Financial Partners Chief Administrative Officer Hugh Queener and LifePoint Hospitals directors John Maupin and Marguerite Kondracke did this week. Queener sold more than $310,000 worth of his Pinnacle stock on Tuesday, a day before spending $175,000 to exercise a bunch of options that would have expired next month. Maupin and Kondracke, meanwhile, each pocketed more than $100,000 by selling 2,000 of their LifePoint shares. They both still own more than 20,000 shares of the Brentwood-based company.