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Below we present you with a list of four companies releasing earnings this week that have seen significant insider buying over the last six months.

If you're interested in getting ahead of the market, this list might offer you an interesting starting point given that managers are buying into their own companies. Full details below.

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1. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC):
Banking Industry. Market cap of $136.43B. Earnings release scheduled for April 15. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 79,500 shares, which represents a 1.8% increase in insider ownership. Note that this is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.21). The stock has lost 27.53% over the last year.



2. SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU): Grocery Stores Industry. Market cap of $2.0B. Earnings release scheduled for April 14. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 5,800 shares, which represents a 0.3% increase in insider ownership. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 23.19% (equivalent to 5.92 days of average volume). The stock has had a good month, gaining 22.5%.



3. Hooker Furniture Corp. (NASDAQ:HOFT)
: Home Furnishings and Fixtures Industry. Market cap of $137.98M. Earnings release scheduled for April 13. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 500 shares, which represents a 0.1% increase in insider ownership. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 8.02% over the last week.



4. Kinder Morgan Management LLC (NYSE:KMR): Oil and Gas Pipelines Industry. Market cap of $6.08B. Earnings release scheduled for April 14. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 15,000 shares, which represents a 0.1% increase in insider ownership. Relatively low correlation to the market (beta = 0.33), which may be appealing to risk averse investors. The stock has gained 10.2% over the last year.



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

Source: 4 Stocks Snapped Up by Insiders Ahead of Earnings This Week