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Interested in momentum ideas? If you are, the following list might offer a useful starting point for your own research. If a stock's 50-day moving average crosses above its 200-day moving average, it's called a "Golden Cross" signal. This is typically seen as a bullish signal, especially if volume increases confirm the uptrend.

All of the stocks mentioned here have seen their 50-day moving averages cross above their 200-day moving averages. To control the quality of the list, we've only focused on stocks with market caps above $300M. To refine the quality of the list, we only focused on companies that have reported significant insider buying during the current quarter.

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.

Insiders are optimistic on the outlook of these companies--and bullish technicals seem to confirm the uptrend. Do you agree?

1. Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (SIX): Operates regional theme, water, and zoological parks in North America. SMA50 at $36.82 vs. SMA200 at $34.99 (current price at $41.26). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 481,660 shares, which represents about 1.96% of the company's 24.52M share float.

2. MBIA Inc. (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. SMA50 at $9.46 vs. SMA200 at $8.85 (current price at $11.43). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 100,000 shares, which represents about 0.08% of the company's 131.27M share float.

3. Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN): Operates as the holding company for Capitol Federal Savings Bank that provides various banking products and services in Kansas. SMA50 at $11.17 vs. SMA200 at $11.13 (current price at $11.53). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 139,500 shares, which represents about 0.09% of the company's 149.15M share float.

4. First Financial Bankshares Inc. (FFIN): Provides commercial banking products and services primarily in Texas. SMA50 at $31.69 vs. SMA200 at $31.53 (current price at $33.90). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 12,558 shares, which represents about 0.04% of the company's 29.22M share float.

5. Capstead Mortgage Corp. (CMO): Operates as a self-managed real estate investment trust in Dallas, Texas. SMA50 at $11.94 vs. SMA200 at $11.88 (current price at $12.51). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 28,500 shares, which represents about 0.03% of the company's 83.92M share float.

6. Genomic Health Inc. (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. SMA50 at $25.64 vs. SMA200 at $25.21 (current price at $25.63). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 554,745 shares, which represents about 2.06% of the company's 26.92M share float.

7. Charming Shoppes Inc. (CHRS): Operates as a specialty apparel retailer primarily for women in the United States. SMA50 at $3.97 vs. SMA200 at $3.78 (current price at $4.90). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 35,000 shares, which represents about 0.04% of the company's 94.57M share float.

8. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. (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. SMA50 at $15.07 vs. SMA200 at $14.40 (current price at $16.36). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 13,882 shares, which represents about 0.04% of the company's 31.41M share float.

9. AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMAG): Engages in the development and commercialization of a therapeutic iron compound to treat iron deficiency anemia. SMA50 at $16.74 vs. SMA200 at $16.21 (current price at $18.56). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 991,150 shares, which represents about 7.36% of the company's 13.46M share float.

10. Excel Trust, Inc. (EXL): Engages in financing, developing, leasing, owning and managing community and power centers, grocery anchored neighborhood centers and freestanding retail properties. SMA50 at $10.90 vs. SMA200 at $10.74 (current price at $12.02). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 23,000 shares, which represents about 0.08% of the company's 28.75M share float.

11. PHI Inc. (PHII): Provides helicopter transportation services to the integrated energy, and independent exploration and production companies primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. SMA50 at $21.38 vs. SMA200 at $21.36 (current price at $23.31). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 200,000 shares, which represents about 2.5% of the company's 8.00M share float.

12. Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (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. SMA50 at $6.82 vs. SMA200 at $6.72 (current price at $8.54). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 11,800 shares, which represents about 0.04% of the company's 29.52M share float.

13. Exar Corp. (EXAR): Exar Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, contract manufacture, and sale of silicon, software, and subsystem solutions for industrial, telecom, networking, and storage applications. SMA50 at $6.18 vs. SMA200 at $6.17 (current price at $6.52). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 2,179,964 shares, which represents about 5.79% of the company's 37.65M share float.

14. CDI Corp. (CDI): Provides engineering and information technology project outsourcing solutions and professional staffing services primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. SMA50 at $12.84 vs. SMA200 at $12.59 (current price at $13.88). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 33,000 shares, which represents about 0.25% of the company's 12.98M share float.

15. Stewart Information Services Corp. (STC): Provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries. SMA50 at $10.38 vs. SMA200 at $9.98 (current price at $11.67). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 4,000 shares, which represents about 0.02% of the company's 17.81M share float.

16. SWS Group Inc. (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. SMA50 at $6.03 vs. SMA200 at $5.72 (current price at $7.04). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 11,000 shares, which represents about 0.06% of the company's 19.32M share float.

17. State Bancorp Inc. (STBC): Operates as the holding company for State Bank of Long Island that offers a range of banking services to commercial real estate owners and developers, small to middle market businesses, professional service firms, municipalities, and consumers in New York. SMA50 at $11.66 vs. SMA200 at $11.64 (current price at $12.24). Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 6,639 shares, which represents about 0.04% of the company's 15.54M share float.

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

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