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One of the biggest votes of confidence in a company is when insiders personally buy company stock. It indicates that they’re optimistic about the company’s outlook, and it may also indicate that they believe the company is trading at an attractive valuation.

We ran a screen on the S&P 500 for those with the highest 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.

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Do you agree with the bullishness of these company insiders? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

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

1. Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI): Provides business and mission critical communication products and services for enterprise and government customers worldwide. Market cap of $14.23B. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 17.60M, which is 6.73% of the company's 261.49M share float. It has been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.14% over the last week.

2. Titanium Metals Corporation (TIE): Mills, manufactures and distributes titanium and titanium alloys. Market cap of $2.48B. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 3.31M, which is 3.77% of the company's 87.58M share float. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 10.56% below its SMA20, 9.57% below its SMA50, and 17.02% below its SMA200. It has been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.04% over the last week.

3. American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG): Operates property and casualty insurance networks worldwide and conducts activities in the U.S. life insurance and retirement services industry. Market cap of $38.12B. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 6.98M, which is 2.87% of the company's 243.59M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 3.43). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 13.86% below its SMA20, 13.25% below its SMA50, and 30.35% below its SMA200. It has been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 8.27% over the last week.

4. Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL): Provides integrated technology solutions in the information technology (IT) industry worldwide. Market cap of $25.94B. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 17.23M, which is 1.12% of the company's 1.54B share float. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 7.12% below its SMA20, 7.09% below its SMA50, and 7.77% below its SMA200. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 10.62%.

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

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 4 S&P 500 Stocks With The Highest Insider Buying