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To compile this list we looked for stocks with the following characteristics:

  • Market cap between $300M to $2B.
  • j50-day moving average above 200-day moving average.
  • Experienced significant insider buying over the last six months.

When the SMA50 trades above the SMA200, it is considered to be a bullish trend, or the so-called “Golden Cross." With that said, and considering the recent insider interest, which of these stocks are you likely to buy?

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1. GeoEye, Inc. (GEOY): Information & Delivery Services Industry. Market cap of $857.65M. SMA50 at $40.37 vs. SMA200 at $40.0 (price at time of writing: $38.0). Over the last six months, insiders purchased 810,000 on a net basis, which represents about 4.09% of the floating shares. Relatively low correlation to the market (beta = 0.35), which may be appealing to risk averse investors. The stock has gained 29.21% over the last year.

2. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV): General Entertainment Industry. Market cap of $1.80B. SMA50 at $10.4 vs. SMA200 at $10.23 (price at time of writing: $10.1). Over the last six months, insiders purchased 4,457,940 on a net basis, which represents about 3.52% of the floating shares. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.04). The stock is also a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 7.03% (equivalent to 6.63 days of average volume). The stock has lost 39.04% over the last year.

3. Saul Centers Inc. (BFS): REIT. Market cap of $786.77M. SMA50 at $43.66 vs. SMA200 at $43.4 (price at time of writing: $42.52). Over the last six months, insiders purchased 196,636 on a net basis, which represents about 1.19% of the floating shares. The stock has gained 6.2% over the last year.

4. Tower International, Inc. (TOWR): Metal Fabrication Industry. Market cap of $304.64M. SMA50 at $16.45 vs. SMA200 at $16.12 (price at time of writing: $15.73). Over the last six months, insiders purchased 74,000 on a net basis, which represents about 1.13% of the floating shares. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.9% over the last week.

Insider trends sourced from Yahoo Finance and price data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 4 Breakout Stocks With Significant Insider Buying