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Most often we see insiders cashing in and selling their shares. However, the stocks below have seen recent insider buying, which can be a great sign that a stock is a real value or that it is probably going higher in the near future. When you see insider buying at depressed prices, it often means the shares are oversold and offer great long term value. It's also good when you see insiders buying when the stock has been trending higher, as it can mean there is more room to run. I have provided links for each stock which verify the insider buying filed with the SEC below. Here are the stocks:
Titanium Metals Corp. (TIE) is trading around $18.68. Titanium Metals makes and sells titanium products and is based in Texas. These shares have traded in a range between $16.03 to $22.93 in the last 52 weeks. The 50 day moving average is $18.06, and the 200 day moving average is $18.35. TIE is estimated to earn 63 cents per share this year and 94 cents for next year. You can see the insider buying here: www.insidercow.com/history/company.jsp
What TIE insiders and other investors might be seeing: The Chairman recently bought about 50,000 shares for a transaction value of about $875,000. This stock recently dipped to about $16.50, but has rebounded sharply. I would wait for pullbacks before considering an investment here.
Carter's, Inc., (NYSE:CRI) is trading around $32.38. CRI manufactures apparel and is based in Georgia. The 50 day moving average is $30.25 and the 200 day moving average is $29.23. These shares have traded in a range between $22.19 to $32.88 in the last 52 weeks. CRI is estimated to earn about $1.71 per share in 2011 and $2.13 in 2012. You can see the insider buying here: www.insidercow.com/history/company.jsp
What CRI insiders and other investors might be seeing: A couple of investment funds have been buying millions of dollars worth of shares in Carter's. The heavy and repeated buying is impressive. This stock looks like a buy on any dips and it could be ready to test new highs soon.
Red Lion Hotels (NYSE:RLH), is trading around $7.85. Red Lion operates hotels and is based in Washington. These shares have traded in a range between $6.19 to $9.29 in the last 52 weeks. The 50 day moving average is $7.92 and the 200 day moving average is $7.98. RLH is estimated to lose about 26 cents per share in 2011. You can see the repeated insider buying here: www.insidercow.com/history/company.jsp
What Red Lion insiders and other investors might be seeing: The Columbia Pacific Opportunity Fund has been consistently buying shares for the past few months. The most recent purchase was on July 14, 2011 for 5,400 shares at $7.88 per share. This had a total transaction value of about $42,500.
Texas Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TXI) is trading around $40.68. Texas Industries is a leading maker of construction materials and it is based in Texas. These shares have traded in a range between $27.28 to $47.42 in the last 52 weeks. The 50 day moving average is $39.55 and the 200 day moving average is $39.90. TXI is estimated to lose about $1.61 per share in 2011 and 74 cents in 2012. You can see the insider buying here: www.insidercow.com/history/company.jsp
What Texas Industries insiders and other investors might be seeing: In this case the "insider" buying is from Longleaf Partners which is a well know investment fund. They bought about 33,000 shares for $39.92 per share which gives a transaction value of about $1.3 million. This stock looks overpriced to me.
Syntroleum Corp., (NASDAQ:SYNM) is trading at $1.37. SYNM is based in Oklahoma, and provides synthetic fuels. These shares have a 52 week range of $1.48 and $2.45. The 50 day moving average is $1.75 and the 200 day moving average is $1.84, so these shares are trading way below support levels. You can see the insider buying here: www.insidercow.com/history/company.jsp
What Syntroleum insiders and other investors might be seeing: This stock fell sharply after the company announced a secondary offering. A number of insiders have been buying lately which appears to be bargain hunting after the big price drop.
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in SYNM over the next 72 hours.

The data is sourced from Yahoo Finance and Insidercow.com. The information and data is believed to be accurate, but no guarantees or representations are made. Rougemont is not a registered investment advisor and does not provide specific investment advice. The data contained herein is for informational purposes only.

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