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Below is a list of seven rallying small-cap stocks, with market caps between $100-$300M. All of these U.S. companies are currently trading above their 20-day, 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Interestingly, these stocks have also seen significant insider buying over the last six months, with increases in insider ownership above 3%.

If you're interested in small-cap momentum ideas, the list might offer an interesting starting point. Full details below.
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1. Saga Communications Inc. (NYSEMKT:SGA):
Broadcasting Industry. Market cap of $147.90M. The stock is currently 6.32% above its 20-day MA, 16.68% above its 50-day MA, and 45.42% above its 200-day MA. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 26,076 shares, which represents a 91.4% increase in insider ownership. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.41).

2. Alliance Healthcare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIQ): Medical Laboratories and Research Industry. Market cap of $235.94M. The stock is currently 7.02% above its 20-day MA, 6.89% above its 50-day MA, and 6.13% above its 200-day MA. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 1,007,900 shares, which represents a 41.6% increase in insider ownership. Relatively low correlation to the market (beta = 0.4), which may be appealing to risk averse investors. The stock has lost 21.24% over the last year.



3. Center Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CNBC): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $155.41M. The stock is currently 2.92% above its 20-day MA, 4.74% above its 50-day MA, and 19.52% above its 200-day MA. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 474,584 shares, which represents a 15.0% increase in insider ownership. The stock has gained 6.71% over the last year.

4. Town Sports International Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB): Sporting Activities Industry. Market cap of $113.30M. The stock is currently 3.54% above its 20-day MA, 10.39% above its 50-day MA, and 45.15% above its 200-day MA. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 170,967 shares, which represents a 6.6% increase in insider ownership. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.19). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.87% over the last week.

5. Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE:RLH): Lodging Industry. Market cap of $155.91M. The stock is currently 1.18% above its 20-day MA, 0.41% above its 50-day MA, and 7.86% above its 200-day MA. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 239,444 shares, which represents a 3.3% increase in insider ownership. The stock has gained 15.15% over the last year.



6. Citizens & Northern Corp. (NASDAQ:CZNC):
Regional Bank. Market cap of $207.18M. The stock is currently 5.21% above its 20-day MA, 8.76% above its 50-day MA, and 23.68% above its 200-day MA. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 6,078 shares, which represents a 3.0% increase in insider ownership. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.33% over the last week.

7. United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI): Regional Bank. Market cap of $202.90M. The stock is currently 34.74% above its 20-day MA, 42.39% above its 50-day MA, and 5.4% above its 200-day MA. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 165,750 shares, which represents a 3.0% increase in insider ownership. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 17.09% over the last week.

*Insider data sourced from Yahoo, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 7 Rallying Small-Cap Stocks Backed by Insider Buying