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Technical analysis adds a new dimension to the traditional methods of fundamental stock analysis. One such technical indicator is the "golden cross," in which a stock's 50-day moving average crosses above its 200-day moving average. When stocks exhibit this sign, it indicates that the upside momentum may persist.

We ran a screen on stocks that just exhibited the golden cross for those also seeing significant net insider purchases 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.‬

Do you think these stocks will continue moving higher? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by insider purchases as a percentage of float.

1. AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG): Engages in the development and commercialization of a therapeutic iron compound to treat iron deficiency anemia (IDA). Market cap of $415.10M. SMA50 at $16.45 vs. SMA200 at $16.18 (current price at $19.58). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 991.15K, which is 7.36% of the company's 13.46M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.18% (equivalent to 6.66 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.59% over the last week.

2. Genomic Health Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX): Focuses on the development and global commercialization of genomic-based clinical laboratory services that analyze the underlying biology of cancer allowing physicians and patients to make individualized treatment decisions. Market cap of $736.14M. SMA50 at $25.51 vs. SMA200 at $25.20 (current price at $24.92). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 554.75K, which is 2.06% of the company's 26.92M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.91% (equivalent to 10.41 days of average volume). The stock has gained 11.45% over the last year.

3. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX): Operates regional theme, water and zoological parks in North America. Market cap of $2.26B. SMA50 at $36.10 vs. SMA200 at $34.88 (current price at $41.07). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 481.66K, which is 1.96% of the company's 24.52M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.99% (equivalent to 9.14 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 9.58% over the last week.

4. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO): Operates as an apparel and accessories retailer in the United States and Canada. Market cap of $2.95B. SMA50 at $13.70 vs. SMA200 at $13.19 (current price at $15.25). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 579.63K, which is 0.35% of the company's 166.69M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 7.24% over the last week.

5. PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:PMT): REIT Industry. Market cap of $467.66M. SMA50 at $16.48 vs. SMA200 at $16.20 (current price at $16.78). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 77.25K, which is 0.34% of the company's 22.89M share float. Relatively low correlation to the market (beta = 0.), which may be appealing to risk averse investors. The stock has gained 3.52% over the last year.

6. Rockville Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:RCKB): Operates as the holding company for Rockville Bank that provides a range of banking services to consumer and commercial customers. Market cap of $305.53M. SMA50 at $10.05 vs. SMA200 at $9.79 (current price at $10.35). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 92.07K, which is 0.33% of the company's 27.78M share float. The stock has lost 7.34% over the last year.

7. CDI Corp. (NYSE:CDI): Provides engineering and information technology project outsourcing solutions and professional staffing services primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Market cap of $266.79M. SMA50 at $12.74 vs. SMA200 at $12.59 (current price at $13.91). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 33.0K, which is 0.25% of the company's 12.98M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.84% over the last week.

8. Encore Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBTX): Operates as a holding company for Encore Bank, which provides banking, investment management, financial planning and insurance services to privately owned businesses, professional firms, investors and individuals. Market cap of $148.12M. SMA50 at $11.61 vs. SMA200 at $11.54 (current price at $12.66). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 11.10K, which is 0.11% of the company's 9.70M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.75% over the last week.

9. Excel Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EXL): Engages in financing, developing, leasing, owning and managing community and power centers, grocery anchored neighborhood centers and freestanding retail properties. Market cap of $372.26M. SMA50 at $10.92 vs. SMA200 at $10.87 (current price at $12.29). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 23.0K, which is 0.08% of the company's 28.75M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.2% (equivalent to 8.53 days of average volume). The stock has had a good month, gaining 16.38%.

10. MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI): Provides financial guarantee insurance and related reinsurance, advisory and portfolio services, as well as investment management services to public finance and structured finance markets. Market cap of $2.29B. SMA50 at $9.23 vs. SMA200 at $8.83 (current price at $11.87). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 100.0K, which is 0.08% of the company's 131.27M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.51). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 15.99% (equivalent to 11.49 days of average volume). The stock has had a good month, gaining 59.97%.

11. SWS Group, Inc. (NYSE:SWS): Provides a range of investment and commercial banking and related financial services to individual, corporate and institutional investors as well as broker/dealers, governmental entities and financial intermediaries in the United States. Market cap of $228.92M. SMA50 at $5.93 vs. SMA200 at $5.69 (current price at $7.02). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 11.0K, which is 0.06% of the company's 19.32M share float. The stock has had a good month, gaining 31.21%.

12. Carmike Cinemas Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC): Operates as a motion picture exhibitor in the United States. Market cap of $91.18M. SMA50 at $7.03 vs. SMA200 at $6.87 (current price at $7.03). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 4.52K, which is 0.05% of the company's 9.39M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.63). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.54% (equivalent to 8.47 days of average volume). The stock has lost 10.22% over the last year.

13. Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO): Provides commercial banking services primarily within the central Iowa counties of Boone, Marshall, Polk and Story. Market cap of $181.02M. SMA50 at $17.49 vs. SMA200 at $17.16 (current price at $19.36). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 3.76K, which is 0.04% of the company's 8.41M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.73% over the last week.

14. Charming Shoppes Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRS): Operates as a specialty apparel retailer primarily for women in the United States. Market cap of $577.99M. SMA50 at $3.86 vs. SMA200 at $3.75 (current price at $4.96). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 35.0K, which is 0.04% of the company's 94.51M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 3.47). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 17.3% (equivalent to 7.82 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.9% over the last week.

15. Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:PGNX): Engages in the development and commercialization of therapeutic products to treat the unmet medical needs of patients with debilitating conditions and life-threatening diseases in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $294.05M. SMA50 at $6.69 vs. SMA200 at $6.68 (current price at $8.71). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 11.80K, which is 0.04% of the company's 29.52M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 34.41% over the last week.

16. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP): Operates as the bank holding company for Pinnacle National Bank, which provides commercial banking services to individuals, small-to medium-sized businesses and professional entities in Tennessee. Market cap of $568.17M. SMA50 at $14.84 vs. SMA200 at $14.38 (current price at $16.56). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 13.88K, which is 0.04% of the company's 31.41M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 11.18% (equivalent to 10.82 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 9.16% over the last week.

17. Ohio Valley Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:OVBC): Operates as the holding company for The Ohio Valley Bank Company that provides commercial and consumer banking products and services in central and southeastern Ohio and western West Virginia. Market cap of $74.48M. SMA50 at $17.85 vs. SMA200 at $17.83 (current price at $18.62). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 1.18K, which is 0.03% of the company's 3.40M share float. The stock has gained 0.32% over the last year.

18. Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC): Provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries. Market cap of $233.92M. SMA50 at $10.21 vs. SMA200 at $9.95 (current price at $12.12). Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 4.0K, which is 0.02% of the company's 17.81M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.77% (equivalent to 13.07 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 9.98% over the last week.

*Insider data sourced from Yahoo! Finance. All other data sourced from Finviz.

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