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The following is a list of breakout stocks, based on moving average trends. For this article, we define an inflection point as the convergence between the 50-day and 200-day moving averages.

When these two moving averages cross, it often represents a shift in investor sentiment. If the 50-day MA moves above the 200-day MA (bullish), it's called a "Golden Cross" signal. If, on the other hand, the 50-day MA crosses below the 200-day MA (bearish), it's called the "Death Cross."

All of the stocks mentioned below have recently seen the SMA50 move above the SMA200 (bullish signal).

In addition, all of these companies have seen insider buying over recent weeks.

Insiders seem to think their companies offer good value at current levels--what do you think? Full details below.

Insider trading data sourced from AOL Money, short float and performance data sourced from Finviz.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Note: The numbers on top of items represent the forward P/E ratio, if available.

The list has been sorted by the size of the insider investment.

1. SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $2.85B. Fairfax Financial Holdings LLC (Beneficial owner) and Todd N Tiptop (Officer) collectively bought $37.91M of SD over the last three months. SMA50 at $6.37 vs. SMA200 at $6.03 (current price at $7.53). Short float at 10.51%, which implies a short ratio of 3.76 days. The stock has lost -19.34% over the last year.

2. Tejon Ranch Co. (TRC): Property Management Industry. Market cap of $532.26M. Robert A Stine (CEO) bought $1,495,483 of WBS over the last month. SMA50 at $25.52 vs. SMA200 at $24.61 (current price at $25.94). Short float at 2.08%, which implies a short ratio of 7.87 days. The stock has lost -12.19% over the last year.

3. THQ Inc. (THQI): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $403.62M. Gary E Rieschel (Director) bought $206,080 of THQI on 11/26/10. SMA50 at $5.53 vs. SMA200 at $5.13 (current price at $5.65). Short float at 12.69%, which implies a short ratio of 8.1 days. The stock has gained 11.65% over the last year.

4. Checkpoint Systems Inc. (CKP): Security & Protection Services Industry. Market cap of $909.97M. Harald Einsmann (Director) bought $200,160 of CKP on 12/10/2010. SMA50 at $19.98 vs. SMA200 at $19.95 (current price at $22.02). Short float at 2.87%, which implies a short ratio of 4.93 days. The stock has gained 36.77% over the last year.

5. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. (PNFP): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $494.8M. Robert A McCabe Jr (Chairman) and Gregory L Burns (Director) collectively bought $199,981 of PNFP over the last three months. SMA50 at $12.05 vs. SMA200 at $11.98 (current price at $14.42). Short float at 10.11%, which implies a short ratio of 12.39 days. The stock has gained 1.17% over the last year.

6. Petrohawk Energy Corporation (HK): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $5.96B. Ellen R Desanctis (Officer) bought $176,850 of HK over the last three months. SMA50 at $18.63 vs. SMA200 at $18.23 (current price at $19.27). Short float at 6%, which implies a short ratio of 2.95 days. The stock has lost -23.52% over the last year.

Source: 6 Breakout Stocks Being Snapped Up by Insiders