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If you are looking for rebound ideas, this may be an interesting staring point for your own analysis.

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

  • Market cap above $300M
  • Underperforming during the recent quarter
  • Experiencing significant insider buying over the last 6 months




Considering this data and your opinion about the markets, which of these stocks do you think is more likely to recover during the coming weeks?

1. Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. (NASDAQ:PSUN):
Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $218.53M. This stock is down -23.43% over the recent quarter. On a net basis, insiders bought 10,327,071 shares over the last six months - this represents about 28.77% of the floating shares. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 21.24% (equivalent to 7.65 days of average volume). The stock has lost 30.67% over the last year.



2. Exar Corp. (NYSE:EXAR): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $281.75M. This stock is down -2.91% over the recent quarter. On a net basis, insiders bought 2,179,964 shares over the last six months - this represents about 6.23% of the floating shares. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.32% over the last week.

3. Quepasa Corp. (QPSA): Internet Information Providers Industry. Market cap of $119.91M. This stock is down -46.43% over the recent quarter. On a net basis, insiders bought 306,299 shares over the last six months - this represents about 2.57% of the floating shares. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 15.68% over the last week. The stock has had a good month, gaining 27.27%.

4. MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOSY): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $218.54M. This stock is down -2.19% over the recent quarter. On a net basis, insiders bought 505,000 shares over the last six months - this represents about 1.74% of the floating shares. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 6.45% over the last week.



5. China TransInfo Technology Corp. (NASDAQ:CTFO): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $116.24M. This stock is down -1.08% over the recent quarter. On a net basis, insiders bought 159,890 shares over the last six months - this represents about 1.37% of the floating shares. The stock has lost 29.23% over the last year.

6. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSEMKT:LTS):
Investment Brokerage Industry. Market cap of $207.47M. This stock is down -1.74% over the recent quarter. On a net basis, insiders bought 957,500 shares over the last six months - this represents about 1.0% of the floating shares. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.38% over the last week.

7. CAMAC Energy Inc. (NYSEMKT:CAK): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $204.51M. This stock is down -29.26% over the recent quarter. On a net basis, insiders bought 568,600 shares over the last six months - this represents about 0.99% of the floating shares. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.56).

8. The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI): Newspapers Industry. Market cap of $253.42M. This stock is down -40.76% over the recent quarter. On a net basis, insiders bought 318,799 shares over the last six months - this represents about 0.72% of the floating shares.

9. Spartech Corp. (NYSE:SEH): Rubber & Plastics Industry. Market cap of $208.37M. This stock is down -20.4% over the recent quarter. On a net basis, insiders bought 150,337 shares over the last six months - this represents about 0.51% of the floating shares. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 6.12% over the last week.

*Insider flows sourced from Yahoo! Finance.

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

Source: Rebound Ideas: 9 Underperforming Stocks Insiders Are Snapping Up