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Analysts like to follow the buying trends of company insiders such as members of the board and upper management because these people know more about their companies than anyone else. If they personally buy company stock, it is a significant vote of confidence in their company.

We ran a screen on small-cap stocks with market caps between $50-$100 million for those seeing significant net insider purchases 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.

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

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

1. Zogenix, Inc. (ZGNX): Engages in the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders and pain. Market cap of $64.64M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 7.16M, which is 18.64% of the company's 38.38M share float. It has been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.47% over the last week.

2. Bitstream Inc. (BITS): Provides mobile browsing, fonts and font rendering, and automated marketing communication and print production solutions. Market cap of $61.12M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 544.55K, which is 10.08% of the company's 5.40M share float. The stock has lost 14.56% over the last year.

3. Pure Cycle Corp. (PCYO): A vertically integrated water and wastewater service provider that engages in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems in the Denver metropolitan area. Market cap of $59.86M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 943.97K, which is 6.76% of the company's 13.97M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 31.05% over the last week.

4. Kona Grill Inc. (KONA): Operates upscale casual dining restaurants in the United States. Market cap of $53.66M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 200.20K, which is 3.46% of the company's 5.78M share float. It has been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 8.49% over the last week.

5. US Concrete Inc. (USCR): Engages in the production and sale of ready-mixed concrete, precast concrete products, and concrete-related products for use in commercial, residential and public works construction projects in the United States. Market cap of $51.44M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 149.41K, which is 1.91% of the company's 7.83M share float. The stock has lost 45.35% over the last year.

6. Intervest Bancshares Corp. (IBCA): Operates as the holding company for Intervest National Bank and Intervest Mortgage Corporation, which engage in banking and real estate lending businesses. Market cap of $57.90M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 148.01K, which is 0.91% of the company's 16.23M share float. The stock has gained 39.09% over the last year.

7. American Pacific Corp. (APFC): Primarily manufactures fine chemicals, specialty chemicals and propulsion products in the United States and Europe. Market cap of $60.10M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 41.0K, which is 0.65% of the company's 6.33M share float. The stock has had a good month, gaining 17.95%.

8. Teche Holding Company (TSH): Operates as the holding company for Teche Federal Bank that offers various financial services in Louisiana. Market cap of $61.58M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 8.86K, which is 0.59% of the company's 1.51M share float. The stock has lost 1.1% over the last year.

9. Alliance Bancorp Inc of Pennsylvania (ALLB): Operates as the bank holding company for Alliance Bank that provides various savings bank services in Pennsylvania. Market cap of $53.33M. 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 33.74% over the last year.

10. Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SNSS): Focuses on the development and commercialization of oncology therapeutics for the treatment of solid and hematologic cancers. Market cap of $63.99M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 100.0K, which is 0.38% of the company's 26.15M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.03). The stock has recently rebounded, and is currently trading 12.7% above its SMA20 and 7.24% above its SMA50. However, the stock still trades 16.12% below its SMA200. The stock has gained 291.43% over the last year.

11. ID Systems Inc. (IDSY): Develops, markets and sells wireless solutions for managing and securing enterprise assets, including industrial vehicles, such as forklifts, airport ground support equipment, rental vehicles, and transportation assets primarily in North America. Market cap of $55.80M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 17.60K, which is 0.32% of the company's 5.49M share float. The stock has gained 152.5% over the last year.

12. ENGlobal Corp. (ENG): Provides engineering and professional services principally to the energy sector in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $61.45M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 37.0K, which is 0.24% of the company's 15.25M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.14). The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 19.79%.

13. NewBridge Bancorp (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 $55.59M. 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 has lost 5.08% over the last year.

14. Commercial National Financial Corp. (OTCQB:CNAF): Operates as a holding company for the Commercial Bank & Trust of PA that provides various commercial banking and trust services primarily in Pennsylvania. Market cap of $55.94M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 3.53K, which is 0.16% of the company's 2.21M share float. The stock has gained 23.8% over the last year.

15. Riverview Bancorp Inc. (RVSB): Operates as the holding company for Riverview Community Bank that provides commercial and business banking products and services in Washington and Oregon. Market cap of $55.28M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 22.50K, which is 0.15% of the company's 15.49M share float. The stock has gained 17.7% over the last year.

16. Constellation Energy Partners LLC (CEP): Engages in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas properties, as well as related midstream assets. Market cap of $64.65M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 19.50K, which is 0.12% of the company's 16.22M share float. The stock has lost 9.63% over the last year.

*Insider data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 16 Small-Cap Stocks Being Bought Up By Company Insiders