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Many companies are reporting their third-quarter earnings this week – do you have your watch list prepared?

For ideas, we analyzed this week’s reporting companies for those that have seen 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 top six 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.)

These company insiders clearly believe in their companies – do you think they’ll report impressive earnings? 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. ITT Educational Services Inc. (NYSE:ESI): Offers postsecondary-degree programs in the U.S. that provide diplomas as well as associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Market cap of $1.65B. Earnings to be reported on 10/20. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 374.0K, which is 2.10% of the company's 17.79M share float. Might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.87, and P/FCF ratio at 3.16. The stock is a short-squeeze candidate, with a short float at 35.04% (equivalent to 12.24 days of average volume). The stock has gained 5.12% over the last year.

2. The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI): Operates as a newspaper publisher in the United States. Market cap of $131.21M. Earnings to be reported on 10/21. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 318.80K, which is 0.66% of the company's 48.58M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 3.27). The stock is a short-squeeze candidate, with a short float at 43.62% (equivalent to 39.12 days of average volume). The stock has lost 54.97% over the last year.

3. Bank of Kentucky Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:BKYF): Operates as the holding company for The Bank of Kentucky that provides various financial product and solutions. Market cap of $155.81M. Earnings to be reported on 10/20. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 29.89K, which is 0.54% of the company's 5.51M share float. The stock has gained 32.64% over the last year.

4. Alliance Bancorp Inc of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:ALLB): Operates as the bank holding company for Alliance Bank that provides various savings bank services in Pennsylvania. Market cap of $55.41M. Earnings to be reported on 10/20. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 15.50K, which is 0.41% of the company's 3.76M share float. The stock has gained 35.25% over the last year.

5. Access National Corp. (NASDAQ:ANCX): Operates as the bank holding company for Access National Bank that provides commercial credit, deposit, and mortgage services to middle market businesses and associated professionals primarily in the greater Washington, D.C., area. Market cap of $78.95M. Earnings to be reported on 10/19. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 23.83K, which is 0.39% of the company's 6.16M share float. The stock has gained 28.71% over the last year.

6. The Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:TBBK): Operates as the holding company for The Bancorp Bank that provides various commercial and retail banking and related products and services to small and mid-size businesses and their principals. Market cap of $246.01M. Earnings to be reported on 10/20. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 110.0K, which is 0.36% of the company's 30.39M share float. The stock has lost 8.97% over the last year.

7. Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF): Operates as the holding company for Seacoast National Bank that provides various financial products and services in the United States. Market cap of $137.50M. Earnings to be reported on 10/20. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 183.32K, which is 0.25% of the company's 73.28M share float. The stock is a short-squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.09% (equivalent to 14.89 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.16% over the last week.

8. Lacrosse Footwear Inc. (NASDAQ:BOOT): Engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of footwear for the work and outdoor markets. Market cap of $81.06M. Earnings to be reported on 10/20. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 11.55K, which is 0.24% of the company's 4.87M share float. The stock has lost 20.47% over the last year.

9. NewBridge Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBBC): Operates as a bank holding company for NewBridge Bank that provides various banking products to small to medium-sized businesses and retail clients. Market cap of $54.18M. Earnings to be reported on 10/20. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 24.26K, which is 0.16% of the company's 14.87M share float. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 5.43% below its SMA20, 16.21% below its SMA50, and 25.54% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.98% over the last week.

10. Auburn National Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:AUBN): Operates as a holding company for AuburnBank that offers various banking products and services in east Alabama. Market cap of $70.62M. Earnings to be reported on 10/21. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 2.37K, which is 0.10% of the company's 2.38M share float. The stock has lost 3.87% over the last year.

Insider data sourced from Yahoo Finance; all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 10 Company Insider Picks Reporting Earnings This Week