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Looking for interesting growth ideas? If so, this list may provide you with the perfect starting point for your own analysis.

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

  • EPS expected to grow over 20% over the next five years

  • Market cap $100M to $300M

  • Net insider buying equal or greater than 0.5% of the floating shares

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Given management’s optimism on these small-cap stocks, which of these stocks are you most excited about? Full details below.

1. American Apparel, Inc. (NYSEMKT:APP):
Apparel Clothing Industry. Market cap of $112.74M. EPS are expected to grow by 25.0% over the next five years. On a net basis, insiders bought 2,896,620 shares over the last six months - this is equivalent to 9.98% of the outstanding shares. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.42). Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 39.29% above its SMA20, 39.34% above its SMA50, and 16.26% above its SMA200. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 16.94% over the last week.

Recent Developments: Its has certainly been a volatile time at APP over the last couple of months. The company appointed a new CFO back in February and hinted at the possibility of declaring bankruptcy in late March. With that said, the stock seems to have taken positively the $14.9 million in new capital raised last week, which will allow the company to take advantage of improving business conditions, while at the same time meeting increased bank required reserves.

2. Yuhe International, Inc. (OTCPK:YUII): Food Industry. Market cap of $112.79M. EPS are expected to grow by 49.5% over the next five years. On a net basis, insiders bought 618,000 shares over the last six months - this is equivalent to 6.17% of the outstanding shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 13.04% (equivalent to 8.57 days of average volume). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading -12.14% below its SMA20, -27.91% below its SMA50, and -31.42% below its SMA200. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 26.52%.

Recent Developments: After acquiring Weifang Yuhe Poultry Co. back in January for approximately $16M, the company announced 2011 net income guidance in line with analyst estimates of $36M (March 2011).

3. Triangle Petroleum Corporation (NYSEMKT:TPLM): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $177.76M. EPS are expected to grow by 35.0% over the next five years. On a net basis, insiders bought 880,000 shares over the last six months - this is equivalent to 4.19% of the outstanding shares. After a solid performance over the last year, TPLM has pulled back during recent sessions. The stock is -4.63% below its SMA20 and -2.86% below its SMA50, but remains 22.21% above its SMA200. The stock has gained 8.08% over the last year.

Recent Developments: March was a great month for capital raising at TPLM. Over the course of the month, the company raised approximately $134.3M in equity. Additionally, it increased its operated acreage position to 7,000.

4. MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOSY): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $233.24M. EPS are expected to grow by 35.0% over the next five years. On a net basis, insiders bought 505,000 shares over the last six months - this is equivalent to 1.74% of the outstanding shares. The stock has gained 43.29% over the last year.

5. Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW): Beverages Industry. Market cap of $292.23M. EPS are expected to grow by 25.0% over the next five years. On a net basis, insiders bought 190,000 shares over the last six months - this is equivalent to 1.48% of the outstanding shares. The stock has had a good month, gaining 20.8%.

6. AtriCure, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC):
Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $217.43M. EPS are expected to grow by 50.0% over the next five years. On a net basis, insiders bought 129,102 shares over the last six months - this is equivalent to 1.47% of the outstanding shares. Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 7.88% above its SMA20, 20.03% above its SMA50, and 45.08% above its SMA200. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.79% over the last week.

7. China TransInfo Technology Corp. (NASDAQ:CTFO): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $122.56M. EPS are expected to grow by 22.0% over the next five years. On a net basis, insiders bought 159,890 shares over the last six months - this is equivalent to 1.37% of the outstanding shares. The stock has lost 30.71% over the last year.

8. Neostem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBS): Specialized Health Services Industry. Market cap of $155.55M. EPS are expected to grow by 60.0% over the next five years. On a net basis, insiders bought 474,886 shares over the last six months - this is equivalent to 1.11% of the outstanding shares. The stock has had a good month, gaining 17.86%.

9. Integramed America Inc. (NASDAQ:INMD): Medical Practitioners Industry. Market cap of $119.15M. EPS are expected to grow by 25.0% over the next five years. On a net basis, insiders bought 61,312 shares over the last six months - this is equivalent to 1.02% of the outstanding shares. The stock has gained 18.03% 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: 9 High Growth, Small Cap Stocks Experiencing Significant Insider Buying