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One of the most important considerations when choosing stocks is cash flow. Earnings may not always accurately reflect economic reality, but cash flow is very hard to manipulate. At the end of the day, cash flows keep companies afloat.

We ran a screen on companies seeing high cash-flow growth, comparing trailing-twelve-month free operating cash flow/revenue to the five-year average. We screened this universe for stocks seeing significant net insider buying over the last six months.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.



We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.

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Do you think insiders are calling it right? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by net insider buying as a percent of share float.

1. Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS): Gaming Activities Industry. Market cap of $841.52M. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 0.08 vs. five-year average at 0.01. Net insider purchases over the last six months at 4.57M, which is 16.77% of the company's 27.22M share float. It has been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.09% over the last week.

2. Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $562.66M. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 1.08 vs. five-year average at 0.60. Net insider purchases over the last six months at 515.50K, which is 2.33% of the company's 22.16M share float. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 5.2% below its SMA20, 5.24% below its SMA50, and 42.94% below its SMA200. The stock has lost 59.4% over the last year.

3. KKR Financial Holdings LLC (KFN): Asset Management Industry. Market cap of $1.69B. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 0.14 vs. five-year average at 0.04. Net insider purchases over the last six months at 1.14M, which is 0.77% of the company's 149.41M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.69). The stock has gained 27.38% over the last year.

4. Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc. (CRBCD):
Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $365.76M. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 0.47 vs. five-year average at 0.28. Net insider purchases over the last six months at 118.00K, which is 0.32% of the company's 36.82M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.1). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 9.02% over the last week.

5. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. (NASDAQ:RRGB): Restaurants Industry. Market cap of $524.90M. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 0.05 vs. five-year average at 0.02. Net insider purchases over the last six months at 34.70K, which is 0.27% of the company's 12.83M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 13.99% (equivalent to 5.97 days of average volume). The stock has gained 61.29% over the last year.

*Free operating cash flow/revenue data sourced from Screener.co, insider data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other 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: 5 High Cash-Flow Growth Stocks Bought by Insiders