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Since my January 15 article titled "3 Stocks With Recent Intensive Insider Buying," the stocks that I featured in the article have performed as follows:

CompanyPrice 1/11Price 4/22Change
ValueVision Media (NASDAQ:VVTV)$2.27$4.13+81.9%
Capstone Mining (OTCPK:CSFFF)$2.74$1.92-29.9%
Painted Pony (OTCPK:PDPYF)$10.23$9.99-2.3%

In this article I will feature three additional stocks that have seen intensive insider buying during the last 30 days. Intensive insider buying can be defined by the following three criteria:

  1. The stock is purchased by three or more insiders within one month.
  2. The stock is sold by no insiders in the month of intensive purchasing.
  3. At least two purchasers increase their holdings by more than 10%.

1. First Security Group (NASDAQ:FSGI) operates as the holding company for FSGBank that provides banking products and services to various communities in eastern and middle Tennessee, and northern Georgia.

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Insider buying by insider (last 30 days)

  • Denise Cobb purchased 20,000 shares on April 11, pursuant to a public offering. Denise Cobb currently holds 22,500 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. Denise Cobb is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of First Security.
  • Michael Kramer purchased 100,000 shares on April 11, pursuant to a public offering. Michael Kramer currently holds 110,750 shares or 0.2% of the company. Michael Kramer is Chief Executive Officer of the company.
  • Kelly Kirkland purchased 16,666 shares on April 11, pursuant to a public offering. Kelly Kirkland currently holds 16,697 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. Kelly Kirkland serves as a director of the company.
  • William Hall purchased 15,000 shares on April 11, pursuant to a public offering. William Hall currently holds 15,120 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. William Hall serves as a director of the company.
  • Robert Keller purchased 50,000 shares on April 11, pursuant to a public offering. Robert Keller currently holds 50,031 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. Robert Keller serves as a director of the company.
  • William Grant purchased 33,334 shares on April 11, pursuant to a public offering. William Grant currently holds 42,659 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. William Grant serves as a director of the company.
  • Robert Lane purchased 20,000 shares on April 11, pursuant to a public offering. Robert Lane currently holds 20,300 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. Robert Lane serves as a director of the company.
  • Carol Jackson purchased 50,000 shares on April 11, pursuant to a public offering. Carol Jackson currently holds 57,241 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. Carol Jackson serves as a director of the company.
  • Larry Mauldin purchased 150,000 shares on April 11, pursuant to a public offering. Larry Mauldin currently holds 169,000 shares or 0.3% of the company. Larry Mauldin is Chairman of the Board.
  • Christopher Tietz purchased 32,908 shares on April 11, pursuant to a public offering. Christopher Tietz currently holds 88,429 shares or 0.1% of the company. Christopher Tietz joined FSG as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer effective January 2012.
  • John Haddock purchased 70,000 shares on April 11, pursuant to a public offering. John Haddock currently holds 72,900 shares or 0.1% of the company. John Haddock has served as Chief Financial Officer of First Security Group and FSGBank since February 2011.

Insider buying by calendar month

Here is a table of First Security Group's insider trading activity by calendar month.

MonthInsider buying / sharesInsider selling / shares
April 2013557,9080
March 201300
February 201300
January 201300

The month of April has seen all of the insider buying this year.

Financials

The company reported the full-year 2012 financial results with the following highlights:

Net loss$39.6 million
Book value-$1.94 per share
Tangible book value-$2.28 per share

On April 11 the company sold 60,735,000 shares for $91.1 million.

Competition

First Security Group's peer group consists of the following: Cornerstone Bancshares (OTCQB:CSBQ), First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ:FCNCA), First Farmers and Merchants Corporation (OTC:FFMH), First M&F Corporation (NASDAQ:FMFC), First Pulaski National Corporation, Highlands Bankshares (OTCPK:HBKA), MidSouth Bank (NYSE:MSL), Mountain National Bancshares (OTCPK:MNBT), Sumner Bank & Trust (OTCQB:SBKT), Wilson Bank Holding Company (OTCQB:WBHC).

My analysis

There have been 11 different insiders buying the shares and there have not been any insiders selling the shares during the last 30 days. The insiders bought their shares at $1.50 share price at the public offering and the stock is currently trading at $2.72. I have a neutral bias for the stock currently based on the significant premium to the public offering price.

2. STAG Industrial (NYSE:STAG) is a real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States.

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Insider buying by insider (last 30 days)

  • Jeffrey Furber purchased 408 shares on April 15, pursuant to the STAG Industrial's 2011 Equity Incentive Plan. Jeffrey Furber currently holds 24,789 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. Jeffrey Furber serves as a member of the Board of Directors of STAG Industrial.
  • Larry Guillemette purchased 524 shares on April 15, pursuant to the STAG Industrial's 2011 Equity Incentive Plan. Larry Guillemette currently holds 10,159 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. Larry Guillemette serves as a member of the Board of Directors of STAG Industrial.
  • Francis Jacoby purchased 408 shares on April 15, pursuant to the STAG Industrial's 2011 Equity Incentive Plan. Francis Jacoby currently holds 6,289 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. Francis Jacoby serves as a member of the Board of Directors of STAG Industrial.
  • Christopher Marr purchased 495 shares on April 15, pursuant to the STAG Industrial's 2011 Equity Incentive Plan. Christopher Marr currently holds 1,488 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. Christopher Marr serves as a member of the Board of Directors of STAG Industrial.
  • Hans Weger purchased 583 shares on April 15, pursuant to the STAG Industrial's 2011 Equity Incentive Plan. Hans Weger currently holds 12,445 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. Hans Weger serves as a member of the Board of Directors of STAG Industrial.
  • Kathryn Arnone purchased 500 shares on April 9, and currently holds 500 shares or less than 0.1% of the company. Kathryn Arnone serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.

Insider buying by calendar month

Here is a table of STAG Industrial's insider trading activity by calendar month.

MonthInsider buying / sharesInsider selling / shares
April 20132,9180
March 201300
February 201300
January 201300

The month of April has seen all of the insider buying this year.

Financials

The company reported the full-year 2012 financial results on February 20, with the following highlights:

Revenue$85.5 million
Net loss$12.8 million
Cash$19.0 million
Debt$479.2 million

Competition

STAG Industrial's competitors include First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE:FR) and Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. (NYSE:MNR). Here is a table comparing these companies.

CompanySTAGFRMNRIndustry Average (REIT - Industrial)
Market Cap:941.95M1.67B439.31M1.92B
Employees:3617311175.00
Qtrly Rev Growth (yoy):N/A0.080.050.19
Revenue:85.49M331.71M51.08M282.33M
Gross Margin:0.800.680.820.70
EBITDA:28.73M208.18M40.02M208.18M
Operating Margin:0.120.240.520.31
Net Income:-9.89M-36.75M12.41MN/A
EPS:-0.51-0.240.300.08
P/E:N/AN/A34.8234.66
PEG (5 yr expected):2.2515.93N/A2.91
P/S:11.085.088.678.14

STAG Industrial is trading above the industry average P/S ratio.

My analysis

There have been seven different insiders buying the shares and there have not been any insiders selling the shares during the last 30 days. There are five analyst buy ratings, six neutral ratings and zero sell ratings, with an average target price of $22.35. The stock has a $24 price target from the Point and Figure chart. The stock is trading at a forward P/E ratio of 448.80 and the stock has a dividend yield of 5.35%. The company has a book value of $11.97 per share. I have a neutral bias for the stock currently based on the analyst target prices.

3. U.S. Auto Parts Network (NASDAQ:PRTS) operates as an online retailer of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories primarily in the United States, Canada, and the Philippines.

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Insider buying by insider (last 30 days)

  • Robert Majteles purchased 150,000 preferred shares on April 5, pursuant to a public offering. Robert Majteles currently holds 376,897 shares or 1.0% of the company. Robert Majteles has been Chairman of the Board since March 2007.
  • Mehran Nia purchased 1,034,482 preferred shares on March 25, pursuant to a public offering. Mehran Nia currently controls 4,649,873 shares or 12.5% of the company.
  • Sol Khazani purchased 344,827 preferred shares on March 25, pursuant to a public offering. Sol Khazani currently controls 2,728,996 shares or 7.3% of the company. Sol Khazani is a co-founder of U.S. Auto Parts and has been a director since January 2001.

Insider buying by calendar month

Here is a table of U.S. Auto Parts' insider trading activity by calendar month.

MonthInsider buying / sharesInsider selling / shares
April 2013150,0000
March 20131,379,3090
February 201300
January 201300

There have been 1,529,309 shares purchased and zero shares sold this year.

Financials

The company reported the full-year 2012 financial results on March 25, with the following highlights:

Revenue$304.0 million
Net loss$36.0 million
Cash$1.1 million
Debt$16.2 million

On March 25, the company announced that it had entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with certain accredited investors pursuant to which U.S. Auto Parts had agreed to sell up to an aggregate of 4,149,997 shares of its Series A Convertible Preferred Stock at a purchase price per share of $1.45 for aggregate proceeds to the company of approximately $6.0 million.

On March 28, the company announced that it had entered into a Common Stock Purchase Agreement with William Blair & Company, LLC pursuant to which U.S. Auto Parts had agreed to sell up to 2,050,000 shares of its common stock at a purchase price per share of $1.09 for aggregate proceeds to the company of approximately $2.2 million.

Competition

U.S. Auto Parts' competitors include Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP), AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) and eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY). Here is a table comparing these companies.

CompanyPRTSAAPAZOEBAYIndustry Average (Auto Parts Stores)
Market Cap:36.76M5.78B13.68B67.00B5.85B
Employees:1,37031,00041,30030,00033.93K
Qtrly Rev Growth (yoy):-0.190.000.030.140.05
Revenue:304.02M6.21B8.72B14.54B6.18B
Gross Margin:0.300.500.520.700.50
EBITDA:7.74M846.86M1.89B4.31B846.86M
Operating Margin:-0.030.110.190.210.09
Net Income:-35.98M386.80M952.02M2.72BN/A
EPS:-1.175.2225.072.064.75
P/E:N/A15.1215.1225.1220.92
PEG (5 yr expected):-0.381.270.931.271.05
P/S:0.120.941.574.670.94

U.S. Auto Parts is trading below the industry average P/S ratio.

My analysis

There have been three different insiders buying the shares and there have not been any insiders selling the shares during the last 30 days. There are zero analyst buy ratings, four neutral ratings and one sell rating, with an average target price of $2.82. The company has a book value of $0.88 per share, which should act like a support for the stock.

Source: 2 Financials And 1 Retailer With Recent Intensive Insider Buying