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

Below we compiled a list of 10 large cap stocks that insiders are bullish about right now. All companies were purchased by at least one insider over the past week.

Ticker

Company

YTD Return

No. of Insiders

PG

Procter & Gamble Co.

1.16%

1

KO

The Coca-Cola Company

5.26%

1

BA

Boeing Co.

2.64%

1

F

Ford Motor Co.

-32.88%

1

CELG

Celgene Corporation

7.76%

1

TWC

Time Warner Cable Inc.

-5.23%

1

BBY

Best Buy Co. Inc.

-19.06%

1

SLM

SLM Corporation

14.01%

2

VHI

Valhi, Inc.

174.12%

1

BWP

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP.

-2.92%

1

Procter & Gamble Co. (PG): Procter & Gamble is focused on providing consumer packaged goods. PG was purchased by one insider over the past week. Robert McDonald bought 6,299 shares at $64.78 on October 31. McDonald also purchased 1,278 shares at $64.572 in late April this year. Now the stock is trading at $62.85. It has a market cap of $173.4B, a P/E ratio of 16, and returned 1.16% since the beginning of this year. D. E. Shaw had nearly $300 million of PG.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO): The Coca-Cola Company is a non-alcoholic beverage company. KO was purchased by one insider over the past week. Barry Diller, Director at Coca Cola, bought 100,000 shares at $67.11 on November 1. Prior to that, Diller also bought 235,000 shares at $64.438 at the end of February this year. Now the stock is trading at $67.46. It has a market cap of $154B, a P/E ratio of 12.48, and returned 5.26% since the beginning of this year. Warren Buffett invested over $13 billion in KO.

Boeing Co. (BA): Boeing is an aerospace company. BA was purchased by one insider over the past week. On November 3, Lawrence Kellner bought 1,000 shares at $65.07. Another director of the company, Susan Schwab, also bought 346 shares at $57.96 in August. Now the stock is trading at $65.44. It has a market cap of $48.9B, a P/E ratio of 13.03, and returned 2.64% since the beginning of this year. Ken Fisher invested $382 million in BA shares. Legendary short seller Jim Chanos is also long BA because he is hedging his short bets in EADS and he thinks BA is a better investment than EADS.

Ford Motor Co. (F): Ford is a producer of cars and trucks. F was purchased by one insider over the past week. Irvine Hockaday bought 3,000 shares at $11.18 on November 2. Hockaday also bought 15,000 shares at $10.05 in late August. Now the stock is trading at $11.1. It has a market cap of $42.8B, a P/E ratio of 6.71, and lost 32.88% since the beginning of this year. Ken Heebner initiated a brand new $230 million of F stocks during the second quarter.

Celgene Corporation (CELG): Celgene Corporation is a global integrated biopharmaceutical company. CELG was purchased by one insider over the past week. On October 31, Rodman Drake bought 500 shares at $64.6912. Drake also purchased 1,000 shares in August. Now the stock is trading at $63.5. It has a market cap of $28.3B, a P/E ratio of 26.67, and returned 7.76% since the beginning of this year. Bain Capital invested over $400 million in CELG.

Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC): Time Warner Cable is a cable operator in the United States with systems located in New York State, the Carolinas, Ohio, Southern California and Texas. TWC was purchased by one insider over the past week. Peter Haje bought 2,000 shares at $62.88 on November 3. Now the stock is trading at $61.42. It has a market cap of $19.6B, a P/E ratio of 14.22, and lost 5.23% since the beginning of this year. Andreas Halvorsen invested over $700 million in TWC. Lee Ainslie, George Soros, Ken Fisher and many other famous hedge fund managers also had TWC in their portfolio.

Best Buy Co. Inc. (BBY): Best Buy is a multinational retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment products, appliances and related services. BBY was purchased by one insider over the past week. On the first day of November, Lisa Caputo bought 358 shares at $25.4. Caputo bought over 2,000 shares in total this year. Now the stock is trading at $26.5. It has a market cap of $9.9B, a P/E ratio of 9.2, and lost 19.06% since the beginning of this year. Bill Miller is another main holder of BBY.

SLM Corporation (SLM): SLM Corporation originates, services and collects loans made to students and their parents to finance the cost of their education. SLM was purchased by two insiders over the past week. Albert Lord bought 100,000 shares at $13.70 on November 2. Ronald Hunt bought 1,800 shares at $42 at the end of October. Now the stock is trading at $13.76. It has a market cap of $7.3B, a P/E ratio of 13.49, and returned 14.01% since the beginning of this year. Leon Cooperman had over $300 million invested in the stock.

Valhi, Inc. (VHI): Valhi operates in three business segments: chemicals, component products and waste management. VHI was purchased by one insider over the past week. Harold Simmons bought 3,272 shares at $58 and 1,728 shares at $57.5 on November 11. A day earlier, Simmons bought another 5,000 shares at $58.25. He continuously increased his position in the stock in the past few months. Now the stock is trading at $59.3. It has a market cap of $6.8B, a P/E ratio of 38.01, and returned 174.12% since the beginning of this year. Jim Simons owned $1.3 million worth of VHI stocks.

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (BWP): Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP owns and operates three interstate natural gas pipeline systems. BWP was purchased by one insider over the past week. On November 2, Thomas Hyland bought 3,000 shares of BWP at $28.188 per share. Now the stock is trading at $28.5. It has a market cap of $5.7B, a P/E ratio of 26.74, and lost 2.92% since the beginning of this year. Jim Simons invested $1.7 million in BWP.

Source: 10 Large Caps Insiders Are Bullish About Right Now