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If you like to follow the buying trends of the "smart money," you may also like to follow the buying trends of company insiders. Company insiders, such as members of the board and upper management, report when they buy shares of their company. When they do, this indicates that they are optimistic on their company's outlook and may view the stock as undervalued.

We ran a screen on high-growth stocks, with 5-year projected EPS growth above 20% for those with 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 (NYSEARCA:SPY) index over the last month.

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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. KiOR, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIOR): Focuses on operating as a renewable fuels company. Market cap of $954.35M. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 34.0%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 3.14M, which is 19.51% of the company's 16.10M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.81% (equivalent to 34.28 days of average volume). The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 21.69%.

2. Federal-Mogul Corp. (NASDAQ:FDML): Supplies powertrain and safety technologies worldwide. Market cap of $1.60B. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 52.40%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 1.14M, which is 5.10% of the company's 22.42M share float. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.06). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.37% over the last week.

3. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW): Provides virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions primarily in the United States. Market cap of $37.10B. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 26.06%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 3.30M, which is 4.28% of the company's 77.05M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.77% over the last week.

4. 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 $848.39M. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 48.50%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 744.01K, which is 2.76% of the company's 26.92M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.96% (equivalent to 10.27 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 10.29% over the last week.

5. Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGI): Designs and manufactures integrated system solutions for the commercial vehicle markets worldwide. Market cap of $308.13M. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 27.0%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 225.47K, which is 0.96% of the company's 23.50M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.74% (equivalent to 8.98 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 9.62% over the last week.

6. Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO): Provides technology enabled transportation and supply chain management services in the United States. Market cap of $368.80M. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 31.64%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 88.79K, which is 0.82% of the company's 10.83M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 17.22% (equivalent to 33.33 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.65% over the last week.

7. Pacific Capital Bancorp (NASDAQ:PCBC): Provides a range of commercial and consumer banking services to households, professionals, and businesses primarily in the central coast of California. Market cap of $942.21M. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 46.50%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 20.04K, which is 0.49% of the company's 4.08M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 14.64% (equivalent to 29.39 days of average volume). The stock has had a good month, gaining 17.58%.

8. ExamWorks Group, Inc. (NYSE:EXAM): Provides independent medical examinations, peer and bill reviews, and related services to property and casualty insurance carriers, law firms, third-party claim administrators, government agencies, and state funds in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Market cap of $313.68M. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 31.0%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 123.10K, which is 0.48% of the company's 25.60M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.6% (equivalent to 6.86 days of average volume). The stock has had a good month, gaining 12.78%.

9. Accuride Corp. (NYSE:ACW): Engages in the manufacture and supply of components to the commercial vehicle industry in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Market cap of $349.47M. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 36.0%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 90.16K, which is 0.29% of the company's 31.52M share float. The stock has had a good month, gaining 16.19%.

10. Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX): Engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of neurological and endocrine-related diseases and disorders in the United States. Market cap of $478.55M. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 69.0%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 103.40K, which is 0.23% of the company's 45.65M share float. The stock has had a good month, gaining 15.78%.

11. Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CDR): Engages in the ownership, operation, development and redevelopment of supermarket-anchored community shopping centers and drug store-anchored convenience centers in the United States. Market cap of $325.77M. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 56.70%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 85.0K, which is 0.16% of the company's 54.26M share float. The stock has had a good month, gaining 26.72%.

12. Chemtura Corporation (NYSE:CHMT): Engages in the manufacture and sale of specialty chemical solutions and consumer products worldwide. Market cap of $1.23B. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 38.0%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 132.70K, which is 0.15% of the company's 87.56M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 7.11% over the last week.

13. Triangle Petroleum Corporation (NYSEMKT:TPLM): Engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of unconventional shale oil resources in the Bakken Shale and Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. Market cap of $300.15M. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 35.0%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 54.20K, which is 0.14% of the company's 39.32M share float. The stock has had a good month, gaining 21.57%.

14. Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR): Provides car and truck rentals, and ancillary services to businesses and consumers in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $1.33B. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 32.75%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 96.67K, which is 0.11% of the company's 86.49M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 10.76% (equivalent to 5.49 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 15.13% over the last week.

15. Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:IDIX): Engages in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of human viral and other infectious diseases in the United States and Europe. Market cap of $1.34B. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 29.0%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 50.59K, which is 0.08% of the company's 63.49M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 81.31% over the last week.

16. NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:NPSP): Engages in the development specialty therapeutics for gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders. Market cap of $592.23M. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 80.0%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 70.0K, which is 0.08% of the company's 85.72M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.52% over the last week.

17. DepoMed Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO): Develops and commercializes pharmaceutical products based on its proprietary oral drug delivery technologies in the United States. Market cap of $338.49M. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 30.0%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 25.0K, which is 0.05% of the company's 46.32M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 9.37% (equivalent to 8.37 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 9.11% over the last week.

18. Smart Balance, Inc (SMBL): Distributes various food products in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $303.54M. Analyst projected EPS growth over the next 5 years at 26.67%. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 22.61K, which is 0.05% of the company's 48.84M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.56% (equivalent to 6.35 days of average volume). The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 12.71%.

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

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