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If you follow the buying trends of institutional investors or company insiders, you may find this list very interesting.

We ran a screen on stocks in the tech sector for those that have seen significant net buying interest from institutional investors (a.k.a. the “smart money”) over the last quarter and from insiders 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.

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

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

1. Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $14.56B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 32.0M, which is 11.45% of the company's 279.44M share float. Net insider purchases over the last six months at 17.60M, which is 6.30% of the company's share float. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 6.03% over the last week.

2. VMware, Inc. (VMW): Technical & System Software Industry. Market cap of $39.88B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 6.6M, which is 8.21% of the company's 80.38M share float. Net insider purchases over the last six months at 1.62M, which is 2.02% of the company's share float. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 10.4% over the last week.

3. Merge Healthcare Incorporated. (MRGE): Healthcare Information Services Industry. Market cap of $416.29M. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 3.3M, which is 16.38% of the company's 20.15M share float. Net insider purchases over the last six months at 281.0K, which is 1.39% of the company's share float. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 9.69% over the last week.

4. API Technologies Corp. (ATNY): Semiconductor Line Industry. Market cap of $322.81M. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 2.5M, which is 13.08% of the company's 19.12M share float. Net insider purchases over the last six months at 163.17K, which is 0.85% of the company's share float. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.32% over the last week.

5. AOL, Inc. (AOL): Internet Information Providers Industry. Market cap of $1.75B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 10.5M, which is 9.98% of the company's 105.20M share float. Net insider purchases over the last six months at 490.0K, which is 0.47% of the company's share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 19.67% (equivalent to 12.94 days of average volume). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 11.96% below its SMA20, 14.86% below its SMA50, and 23.14% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 12.38% over the last week.

6. Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (ATNI): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $551.12M. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 678.2K, which is 7.42% of the company's 9.14M share float. Net insider purchases over the last six months at 17.70K, which is 0.19% of the company's share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 7.4% (equivalent to 20.07 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.68% over the last week.

*Institutional data sourced from Fidelity, insider data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 6 Tech Stocks Being Snapped Up by Smart Money and Insiders