2 Stocks Rising Faster Than The Market On Insider Buying Activity

Includes: MCRL, ORI
by: Robert Zingale

The following S&P 1000 companies have displayed recent insider buying activity (discretionary direct ownership purchases) during the past 2-weeks and have also seen rising stock prices:

Micrel Inc (NASDAQ:MCRL) 24,800 shares bought (net activity)

Micrel makes analog power integrated circuits as well as mixed-signal and digital integrated circuits. Their products are used in cellular devices and portable electronics (e.g., GPS devices, portable media players, PDAs). Recent buying activity was done by Raymond Zinn (President, CEO and Chairman). Raymond purchased 25,000 in the past 2-weeks and James Guy Gandenberger (VP, WW Operations) sold 200 shares for a net activity of 24,800 shares purchased.

Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) 23,716 shares bought

Old Republic is a diversified insurance company with operations in Property and Liability insurance, Mortgage Guaranty, and Title Insurance. Recent buying activity was done by Aldo Zucaro (CEO and Chairman), Christopher Nard (President and COO & Chairman, President and CEO – Republic Mortgage Insurance Companies) and Scott Rager (SVP, General Insurance & President and COO – Old Republic General Insurance Companies).

The following chart shows the performance of the MCRL and ORI against the performance of SPY over the past 2-weeks. Note that these stocks have recently seen their stock prices rise relative to the broader market.

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The following table highlights key financial ratios and price performance for each company.
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Date Sources: Insider transactions data are taken directly from Form 4s. Financial data are taken from Yahoo! Finance.

Disclaimer: Please consult your financial advisor before making investment decisions. Depending on your circumstances and risk tolerance, the strategy in this article may not be suitable for all investors.

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

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