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It is a widely held belief that insiders tend to outperform the markets. This is a result of the fact that they have access to information that is not available to everyone else in the markets. If you believe this to be true, this might be an interesting starting point.

To compile this list we looked for stocks with the following characteristics:
- Releasing earning next week
- Market cap between $100M to $350M
- Insider buying greater than 0.5% as a percentage of floating shares

Given this information, which of these stocks do you have on your watchlist?



1. ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP):
Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $307.38M. This stocks is expected to announce earnings on Apr-25. Over the last six months, insider bought 4,336,240 shares - which is equivalent to 13.37% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.86% (equivalent to 5.95 days of average volume). The stock has had a good month, gaining 10.28%.

2. Sun Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SNBC): Regional Bank. Market cap of $197.95M. This stocks is expected to announce earnings on Apr-25. Over the last six months, insider bought 1,215,737 shares - which is equivalent to 10.4% of the floating shares. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.78% over the last week.



3. Center Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CNBC): Regional Bank. Market cap of $161.60M. This stocks is expected to announce earnings on Apr-28. Over the last six months, insider bought 474,584 shares - which is equivalent to 8.38% of the floating shares. The stock has gained 16.98% over the last year.



4. AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG):
Diagnostic Substances Industry. Market cap of $335.70M. This stocks is expected to announce earnings on Apr-25. Over the last six months, insider bought 991,150 shares - which is equivalent to 7.07% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.63% (equivalent to 7.66 days of average volume). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading -5.45% below its SMA20, -6.46% below its SMA50, and -22.8% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 10.48% over the last week.



5. MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOSY): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $223.66M. This stocks is expected to announce earnings on Apr-28. Over the last six months, insider bought 505,000 shares - which is equivalent to 1.74% of the floating shares. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 7.4% over the last week.

6. TIB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:TIBB):
Regional Bank. Market cap of $132.35M. This stocks is expected to announce earnings on Apr-25. Over the last six months, insider bought 8,978 shares - which is equivalent to 1.34% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 9.15% (equivalent to 9.03 days of average volume). The stock has lost 76.57% over the last year.

7. Town Sports International Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB):
Sporting Activities Industry. Market cap of $126.26M. This stocks is expected to announce earnings on Apr-25. Over the last six months, insider bought 170,967 shares - which is equivalent to 1.25% of the floating shares. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.19). Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 8.85% above its SMA20, 18.01% above its SMA50, and 57.15% above its SMA200. The stock has had a good month, gaining 16.84%.

8. Integramed America Inc. (NASDAQ:INMD): Medical Practitioners Industry. Market cap of $120.26M. This stocks is expected to announce earnings on Apr-25. Over the last six months, insider bought 61,312 shares - which is equivalent to 1.03% of the floating shares. The stock has gained 14.74% over the last year.

9. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS):
Diversified Communication Services Industry. Market cap of $320.15M. This stocks is expected to announce earnings on Apr-29. Over the last six months, insider bought 175,772 shares - which is equivalent to 0.87% of the floating shares. The stock has lost 5.45% over the last year.

10. SI Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:SIFI):
Savings & Loans Industry. Market cap of $104.11M. This stocks is expected to announce earnings on Apr-25. Over the last six months, insider bought 21,031 shares - which is equivalent to 0.7% of the floating shares. The stock has gained 51.62% over the last year.

11. Middleburg Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:MBRG)
: Regional Bank. Market cap of $107.28M. This stocks is expected to announce earnings on Apr-25. Over the last six months, insider bought 35,650 shares - which is equivalent to 0.69% of the floating shares. The stock has lost 9.15% over the last year.

12. The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI): Publishing Industry. Market cap of $287.44M. This stocks is expected to announce earnings on Apr-26. Over the last six months, insider bought 318,799 shares - which is equivalent to 0.59% of the floating shares. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 3.21). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 38.47% (equivalent to 22.26 days of average volume). The stock has lost 50.51% over the last year.

13. Fisher Communications Inc. (FSCI): Broadcasting Industry. Market cap of $260.18M. This stocks is expected to announce earnings on Apr-28. Over the last six months, insider bought 41,536 shares - which is equivalent to 0.51% of the floating shares. The stock has gained 100.95% over the last year.

*Insider flows sourced from Yahoo! Finance, other relevant 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: Top 13 Small-Cap Stocks Releasing Earnings Next Week, Backed by Insider Buying