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If you like to follow the buying trends of company insiders, you may be interested in this list.

We ran a screen on the tech sector for stocks seeing the highest net insider buying over the current quarter. Company insiders, like members of the board and upper management, know more about their companies than anyone else – if they personally buy their company’s stock, it is a big vote of confidence.

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.

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Do you think these stocks will outperform like insiders expect? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

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

1. Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ:BITS): Provides mobile browsing, fonts and font rendering, and automated marketing communication and print production solutions. Market cap of $58.21M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 544.55K, which is 11.34% of the company's 4.80M share float. The stock has lost 23.24% over the last year.

2. Agilysys Inc. (NASDAQ:AGYS): Provides information technology (IT) solutions to corporate and public-sector customers primarily in North America. Market cap of $183.98M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 1.46M, which is 9.98% of the company's 14.66M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.36). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 7.26% over the last week.

3. ATS Corporation (NYSEMKT:ATSC): Provides software and systems development, systems integration, information sharing and assurance, information technology (IT) infrastructure and outsourcing, and IT and business consulting services primarily to government agencies in the United States. Market cap of $77.93M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 460.17K, which is 7.39% of the company's 6.23M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 9.32% over the last week.

4. Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI): Provides business and mission critical communication products and services for enterprise and government customers worldwide. Market cap of $15.19B. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 17.60M, which is 6.73% of the company's 261.49M share float. The stock has gained 43.03% over the last year.

5. Exar Corp. (NYSE:EXAR): Engages in the design, contract manufacture and sale of silicon, software and subsystem solutions for industrial, telecom, networking and storage applications. Market cap of $282.30M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 2.18M, which is 5.79% of the company's 37.65M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.06% over the last week.

6. Geeknet, Inc. (NASDAQ:GKNT): Operates as an online network for the global geek community comprising technology professionals, technology enthusiasts and general consumers of technology-oriented goods, services and media. Market cap of $129.92M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 218.98K, which is 4.59% of the company's 4.77M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 15.92% over the last week.

7. GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEOY): Provides earth imagery and imagery information products, as well as image processing services to the United States and foreign government defense and intelligence organizations, domestic federal and foreign civil agencies, and commercial customers. Market cap of $421.39M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 810.0K, which is 4.07% of the company's 19.92M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.27% (equivalent to 5.41 days of average volume). It has been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 10.26% over the last week.

8. 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 $204.14M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 1.51M, which is 3.88% of the company's 38.83M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 31.12% (equivalent to 9.16 days of average volume). The stock has lost 88.21% over the last year.

9. MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOSY): Designs, develops, markets and licenses embedded memory intellectual property (IP) used by the semiconductor industry and communications, networking and storage equipment manufacturers. Market cap of $120.04M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 505.0K, which is 1.88% of the company's 26.90M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.07% (equivalent to 33.56 days of average volume). The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 18.49%.

10. China TransInfo Technology Corp. (NASDAQ:CTFO): Provides public transportation information technology systems and related technology solutions in China. Market cap of $88.70M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 159.89K, which is 1.46% of the company's 10.94M share float. The stock has lost 31.31% over the last year.

11. Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL): Provides integrated technology solutions in the information technology (IT) industry worldwide. Market cap of $28.31B. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 17.23M, which is 1.13% of the company's 1.52B share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.27% over the last week.

12. Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ:MRGE): Provides health information technology interoperability solutions. Market cap of $489.60M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 281.0K, which is 1.07% of the company's 26.38M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 15.35% over the last week. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 18.03%.

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

Source: 12 Tech Stocks With The Highest Insider Buying