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The following is a list of stocks that have lagged the rest of the market over the last quarter. Insiders seem to think the recent weakness presents an opportunity, as indicated by recent insider buying of these stocks.

Do these stocks present an opportunity? We're not going to go into detailed analysis, the goal here is to give you a starting point for your own analysis.

Insider data sourced from Fidelity, short float and performance data sourced from Finviz.

Interactive Chart: Click on the time line to evaluate performance of these stocks over different time intervals.

The list has been sorted alphabetically.

1. Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (BNCL): Regional Bank. Market cap of $626.93M. The stock has lost -12.4% over the last quarter. Positive insider sentiment over the last 8 weeks, with insiders like George Nise (Director), Michael Morris (Director) and Robert Bush (Exec. VP) collectively buying $305.3K worth of stock since the beginning of August. Short float at 3.58%, which implies a short ratio of 8.89 days. The stock has lost -18.69% over the last year.

2. Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. (BPFH): Regional Bank. Market cap of $424.25M. The stock has lost -12.13% over the last quarter. Positive insider sentiment over the last 8 weeks, with insiders like John Morton (Director), George Alexakos (Exec. VP), David Kaye (CFO) and Allen Sinai (Director) collectively buying $86.9K worth of stocks since the beginning of November. Short float at 8.82%, which implies a short ratio of 9.33 days. The stock has gained 11.6% over the last year.

3. Navigant Consulting Inc. (NCI):
Management Services Industry. Market cap of $442.M. The stock has lost -13.5% over the last quarter. Positive insider sentiment over the last 8 weeks, with insiders like Thomas Nardi (CFO), Cynthia Glassman (Director), Julie Howard (President), Stephan James (Director) and Michael Tipsford (Director) collectively buying $370.8K worth of stock since August 2. Short float at 3.2%, which implies a short ratio of 4.51 days. The stock has lost -36.27% over the last year.

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Source: 3 Underperforming Stocks With Positive Insider Trends