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Wish you could know what management really thought about their companies?

One great way for an inside look is to consider the stock buying trends of company insiders. Companies with significant net buying from their insiders (i.e. members of the board and upper management) are viewed favorably by analysts because the buying indicates that insiders who know more about their companies than anybody are bullish about their employers.

We ran a screen on stocks that are technically oversold (with RSI(14) below 40) for companies seeing the most 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 think these stocks will turn around 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. MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ:MNKD): Focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutic products for diabetes and cancer. Market cap of $359.87M. RSI(14) at 33.29. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 3.48M, which is 4.69% of the company's 74.22M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 35.4% (equivalent to 37.33 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 8.36% over the last week.

2. Visteon Corp. (NYSE:VC): Supplies automotive systems, modules, and components to automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Market cap of $2.54B. RSI(14) at 38.96. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 1.77M, which is 3.52% of the company's 50.25M share float. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 12.77% over the last week.

3. Vantage Drilling Company (NYSEMKT:VTG): Provides offshore contract drilling services to large multinational oil and natural gas companies, government owned oil and natural gas companies, and independent oil and natural gas producers in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $311.06M. RSI(14) at 39.32. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 5.35M, which is 3.22% of the company's 166.18M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.78% (equivalent to 5.09 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.31% over the last week.

4. Everest Re Group Ltd. (NYSE:RE): Underwrites reinsurance and insurance in the United States, Bermuda, and international markets. Market cap of $4.33B. RSI(14) at 38.31. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 1.25M, which is 2.88% of the company's 43.41M share float. The stock has lost 2.82% over the last year.

5. US Gold Corporation (NYSE:UXG): Engages in the exploration for, development of, production, and sale of gold, silver, and other precious metals. Market cap of $420.45M. RSI(14) at 30.42. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 3.07M, which is 2.76% of the company's 111.03M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 16.56% (equivalent to 6.59 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 21.03% over the last week.

6. Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI): Operates in the chemicals, component products, and waste management businesses. Market cap of $6.12B. RSI(14) at 34.41. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 109.31K, which is 2.26% of the company's 4.84M share float. After a solid performance over the last year, VHI has pulled back during recent sessions. The stock has gained 157.75% over the last year.

7. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW): Provides virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions primarily in the United States. Market cap of $37.03B. RSI(14) at 32.45. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 1.62M, which is 2.09% of the company's 77.60M share float. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 9.53% over the last week.

8. ITT Educational Services Inc. (NYSE:ESI): Offers postsecondary-degree programs in the U.S. that provide diplomas as well as associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Market cap of $1.36B. RSI(14) at 34.21. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 374.00K, which is 2.08% of the company's 17.96M share float. Might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.72, and P/FCF ratio at 2.99. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 38.26% (equivalent to 18.32 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 9.24% over the last week.

9. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ:CETV): Operates as a vertically integrated media company operating broadcast, content, and new media businesses in central and eastern European countries. Market cap of $455.24M. RSI(14) at 31.44. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 433.36K, which is 1.73% of the company's 25.12M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 3.3). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 12.82% (equivalent to 8 days of average volume). t's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 12.06% over the last week.

10. ECA Marcellus Trust I (NYSE:ECT): Holds royalty interests in producing and development horizontal natural gas wells for Energy Corporation of America (NYSE:ECA). Market cap of $414.54M. RSI(14) at 37.30. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 209.31K, which is 1.64% of the company's 12.73M share float. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.73% over the last week.

11. MAKO Surgical Corp. (NASDAQ:MAKO): A medical device company, markets its advanced robotic arm solution and orthopedic implants for orthopedic procedures in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $1.04B. RSI(14) at 31.63. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 485.14K, which is 1.33% of the company's 36.61M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 26.48% (equivalent to 9.72 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.96% over the last week.

12. Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ:MRGE): Provides health information technology interoperability solutions. Market cap of $447.97M. RSI(14) at 38.88. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 281.00K, which is 1.08% of the company's 26.11M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 9.21% (equivalent to 5.47 days of average volume). The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 10.81%.

13. QLT Inc. (NASDAQ:QLTI): Engages in the development and commercialization of therapies for the eye. Market cap of $319.36M. RSI(14) at 37.56. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 258.32K, which is 0.88% of the company's 29.49M share float. The stock has lost 4.57% over the last year.

14. Energy Partners Ltd. (NYSE:EPL): Operates as an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company in the United States. Market cap of $487.70M. RSI(14) at 39.10. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 200.00K, which is 0.71% of the company's 28.09M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.84% (equivalent to 12.46 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 11% over the last week.

15. BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP): Operates as a financial intermediary to the financial markets specializing in the brokering of various financial products. Market cap of $741.89M. RSI(14) at 31.96. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 195.64K, which is 0.23% of the company's 84.42M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.97% (equivalent to 5.93 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.57% over the last week.

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

Source: 15 Oversold Stocks Being Bought Up By Insiders