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The following is a list of Friday's high volume gainers. For each stock we'll list the Relative Volume indicator, which expresses today's volume as a multiple of the three month average daily volume.

All of these stocks have, on average, seen more insider buying than insider selling over the last two years (excluding exercised options). For each company we'll list the average number of shares purchased by insiders on the open market over the last two years.

Based on the enthusiasm of insiders, this list might offer an interesting starting point for your own analysis.

Insider data sourced from Fidelity, relative volume 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 Relative Volume.

1. General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE): Conglomerates Industry. Market cap of $196.2B. Relative volume at 3.86, with the stock gaining 7.65% during the session. Insiders purchased an average of 185,933 shares per year over the last two years. Short float at 0.52%, which implies a short ratio of 1.02 days. The stock has gained 18.29% over the last year.

2. Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE:FGP): Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing Industry. Market cap of $1.93B. Relative volume at 2.44, with the stock gaining 1.37% during the session. Insiders purchased an average of 13,575 shares per year over the last two years. Short float at 0.51%, which implies a short ratio of 1.63 days. The stock has gained 33.22% over the last year.

3. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS): Investment Brokerage Industry. Market cap of $43.9B. Relative volume at 2.28, with the stock gaining 3.65% during the session. Insiders purchased an average of 8,201,279 shares per year over the last two years. Short float at 1.26%, which implies a short ratio of 1.35 days. The stock has lost -4.54% over the last year.

4. Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPB): Appliances Industry. Market cap of $1.81B. Relative volume at 2.17, with the stock gaining 1.44% during the session. Insiders purchased an average of 52,810 shares per year over the last two years. Short float at 8.14%, which implies a short ratio of 14.86 days. The stock has gained 22.28% over the last year.

5. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB): Regional Bank. Market cap of $11.32B. Relative volume at 2.15, with the stock gaining 2.33% during the session. Insiders purchased an average of 24,557 shares per year over the last two years. Short float at 3.04%, which implies a short ratio of 1.67 days. The stock has gained 18.7% over the last year.

6. ITT Educational Services Inc. (NYSE:ESI): Education and Training Services Industry. Market cap of $2.22B. Relative volume at 2.13, with the stock gaining 3.12% during the session. Insiders purchased an average of 240,011 shares per year over the last two years. Short float at 22.18%, which implies a short ratio of 8.51 days. The stock has lost -33.19% over the last year.

7. L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. (NYSE:ID): Security and Protection Services Industry. Market cap of $1.11B. Relative volume at 1.59, with the stock gaining 0.08% during the session. Insiders purchased an average of 443,100 shares per year over the last two years. Short float at 11.54%, which implies a short ratio of 11.91 days. The stock has gained 53.89% over the last year.

8. Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE:LPX): Lumber, Wood production Industry. Market cap of $1.22B. Relative volume at 1.5, with the stock gaining 3.35% during the session. Insiders purchased an average of 127,775 shares per year over the last two years. Short float at 9.2%, which implies a short ratio of 5.45 days. The stock has gained 18.41% over the last year.

Source: Friday's High Volume Gainers Being Snapped Up By Insiders