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Corporate insiders have material non-public information and they sometimes trade based on such information. Other times they have an edge because they know their companies and industries better than almost all other investors. We believe that by imitating the investments of the insiders, investors are more likely to beat the market in the long term.

Below we compiled a list of stocks insiders are buying right now. All stocks have at least $2 billion market cap and were purchased by at least one insider during the past seven days.

Ticker

Company

YTD Return

No. of Insiders

AA

Alcoa, Inc.

-32.94%

1

BLK

BlackRock, Inc.

-16.36%

1

DLTR

Dollar Tree, Inc.

43.12%

1

HTZ

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

-24.22%

1

RPM

RPM International Inc.

-0.19%

1

WSM

Williams-Sonoma Inc.

4.09%

1

WWD

Woodward, Inc.

-13.98%

1

HBHC

Hancock Holding Co.

-12.26%

5

Alcoa, Inc. (AA): Alcoa Inc is engaged in the production and management of aluminum. AA was purchased by one insider over the past seven days and lost 32.94% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $10.9B and a P/E ratio of 10.91. John Paulson invested $430 million in AA shares (check out John Paulson’s top stock picks).

BlackRock, Inc. (BLK): BlackRock is an independent investment management firm. BLK was purchased by one insider over the past seven days and lost 16.36% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $27.9B and a P/E ratio of 12.71. John Paulson had $360 million of BLK shares.

Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR): Dollar Tree, Inc. is an operator of discount variety stores offering merchandise at the fixed price of $1. DLTR was purchased by one insider over the past seven days and returned 43.12% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $9.8B and a P/E ratio of 22.23. Stephen Mandel, Eric Mindich and John Griffin all invested about $200 million in DLTR stock.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ): Hertz Holdings is a worldwide airport general use car rental brand. HTZ was purchased by one insider over the past seven days and lost 24.22% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $4.6B and a P/E ratio of 122. James Dinan had over $300 million invested in HTZ.

RPM International Inc. (RPM): RPM International Inc manufactures, markets and sells various specialty chemical product lines. RPM was purchased by one insider over the past seven days and lost 0.19% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $2.8B and a P/E ratio of 14.07. Ken Griffin and Israel Englander both had $1.9 million of RPM shares (see Ken Griffin’s top stock picks).

Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM): Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of products for the home. WSM was purchased by one insider over the past seven days and gained 4.09% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $3.8B and a P/E ratio of 17.89. Cliff Asness and Chuck Royce both had $25 million invested in WSM.

Woodward, Inc. (WWD): Woodward, Inc is a designer, manufacturer and service provider of energy control and optimization solutions. WWD was purchased by one insider over the past seven days and lost 13.98% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $2.2B and a P/E ratio of 18.24. Chuck Royce had $164 million of WWD stocks. Ken Griffin also had $6.1 million invested in the stock.

Hancock Holding Co. (HBHC): Hancock is a bank holding company. HBHC was purchased by five insiders over the past seven days and lost 12.26% since the beginning of this year. It has a market cap of $2.5B and a P/E ratio of 20.21. David Dreman had $27 million invested in HBHC (see David Dreman’s favorite stock picks).

Source: 8 Stocks Insiders Are Buying Right Now