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Analysts like to follow the buying trends of company insiders such as members of the board and upper management because they 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 screened approximately 150 US-traded Chinese companies for those 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.

Do you agree with these insiders’ optimism? 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. Deer Consumer Products, Inc. (OTC:DEER): Engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of small home and kitchen electronic appliances. Market cap of $166.61M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 350.0K, which is 1.78% of the company's 19.67M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 9.56% (equivalent to 10.58 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.98% over the last week.

2. China TransInfo Technology Corp. (CTFO): Provides public transportation information technology systems and related technology solutions in China. Market cap of $87.43M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 159.89K, which is 1.43% of the company's 11.20M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 7.45% over the last week.

3. General Steel Holdings, Inc. (GSI): Engages in the manufacture and sale of steel products in the People's Republic of China. Market cap of $71.76M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 75.0K, which is 0.23% of the company's 32.84M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.79% over the last week.

4. China Medical Technologies Inc. (CMED): Develops, manufactures, and markets immunodiagnostic and molecular diagnostic products. Market cap of $167.16M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 16.70K, which is 0.10% of the company's 16.44M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 13.68% (equivalent to 15.96 days of average volume). The stock has lost 57.12% over the last year.

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

Source: 4 Chinese Stocks Being Snapped Up By Insiders