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Investors often like to follow the buying trends of company insiders because they presumably know more about their companies than any other investors. Insiders include board members and upper management, and their jobs leave them in a unique position to evaluate their company’s stock.

We ran a screen on high-growth stocks seeing high buying attention from company insiders. We screened for companies seeing 5-year projected EPS growth over 20%, and then we screened for companies that have also 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.

Do you agree with these insiders on their companies? 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. Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX): Engages in the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders and pain. Market cap of $70.42M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 25.00%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 7.16M, which is 18.64% of the company's 38.38M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 8.95% over the last week.

2. American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC): Provides wind turbine designs and electrical control systems primarily in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. Market cap of $226.37M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 30.00%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 1.51M, which is 3.94% of the company's 38.28M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 28.28% (equivalent to 7.87 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 15.58% over the last week.

3. Kona Grill Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA): Operates upscale casual dining restaurants in the United States. Market cap of $52.19M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 24.00%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 200.20K, which is 3.87% of the company's 5.17M share float. The stock has gained 69.46% over the last year.

4. Accuride Corp. (NYSE:ACW): Engages in the manufacture and supply of components to the commercial vehicle industry in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Market cap of $318.73M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 36.00%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 1.01M, which is 3.38% of the company's 29.77M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 19.72% over the last week.

5. Xerium Technologies Inc. (NYSE:XRM): Engages in the manufacture and supply of consumable products used in the production of paper primarily in North America, Europe, South America, and the Asia-Pacific. Market cap of $161.09M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 50.00%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 235.75K, which is 3.01% of the company's 7.82M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 15.78% over the last week.

6. Triangle Petroleum Corporation (NYSEMKT:TPLM): Engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of unconventional shale oil resources in the Bakken Shale and Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. Market cap of $259.36M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 35.00%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 880.0K, which is 2.26% of the company's 38.99M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 7.3% (equivalent to 5.34 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 20.8% over the last week.

7. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUXL): Operates as a specialty biopharmaceutical company primarily in the United States. Market cap of $825.70M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 30.00%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 973.07K, which is 2.22% of the company's 43.91M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 12.64% (equivalent to 5.98 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.45% over the last week.

8. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW): Provides virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions primarily in the United States. Market cap of $42.24B. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 26.04%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 1.62M, which is 2.08% of the company's 77.80M share float. The stock has had a good month, gaining 20.49%.

9. Genomic Health Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX): Focuses on the development and global commercialization of genomic-based clinical laboratory services that analyze the underlying biology of cancer allowing physicians and patients to make individualized treatment decisions. Market cap of $671.19M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 48.50%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 554.75K, which is 2.07% of the company's 26.77M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.19% (equivalent to 15.35 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.27% over the last week.

10. MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOSY): Designs, develops, markets, and licenses embedded memory intellectual property (NYSE:IP) used by the semiconductor industry and communications, networking, and storage equipment manufacturers. Market cap of $153.04M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 35.00%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 505.0K, which is 1.90% of the company's 26.63M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.05% (equivalent to 27.3 days of average volume). The stock has lost 15.01% over the last year.

11. Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO): Provides technology enabled transportation and supply chain management services in the United States. Market cap of $338.90M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 30.78%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 202.26K, which is 1.85% of the company's 10.91M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 18.05% (equivalent to 21.69 days of average volume). The stock has had a good month, gaining 14.95%.

12. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF): Engages in the motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, new channel platforms, and digital distribution activities. Market cap of $1.11B. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 20.40%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 919.82K, which is 1.74% of the company's 53.01M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 9.67% over the last week.

13. Sharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ:SMED): Provides management solutions for medical waste and unused dispensed medications generated outside the hospital and healthcare facilities in the United States. Market cap of $61.94M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 25.00%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 176.80K, which is 1.39% of the company's 12.71M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.51% (equivalent to 10.24 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 8.87% over the last week.

14. AtriCure, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC): Develops, manufactures, and sells cardiac surgical ablation systems designed to create precise lesions, or scars, in cardiac tissue. Market cap of $194.47M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 50.00%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 129.10K, which is 1.36% of the company's 9.50M share float. The stock has had a good month, gaining 17.14%.

15. Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:CORT): Engages in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of severe metabolic and psychiatric disorders. Market cap of $272.81M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 30.00%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 556.90K, which is 1.10% of the company's 50.48M share float. The stock has lost 9.24% over the last year.

16. ChinaCast Education Corporation (OTCPK:CAST): Provides post-secondary education and e-learning services in China. Market cap of $199.39M. Projected 5-year EPS growth at 25.00%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 317.80K, which is 1.10% of the company's 28.99M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 7.49% (equivalent to 11.93 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 8.82% over the last week.

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

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