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How can you tell when a company's stock will soon turn around? One idea is to see what company insiders are doing.

We ran a screen on technically oversold stocks, with RSI(14) below 40. We screened these stocks for those with the highest net insider buying over the last six months. This indicates that company insiders, such as members of the board and upper management, believe these stocks will outperform.

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.‬

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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 agree with these insiders on their companies' prospects? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by net insider purchases as a percent of share float.

1. EXCO Resources Inc. (XCO): Engages in the exploration, exploitation, development, and production of onshore North American oil and natural gas properties with a focus on shale resource plays. Market cap of $1.74B. RSI(14) at 26.56. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 5.40M, which is 3.16% of the company's 170.80M share float. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 11.66% over the last week.

2. Vistaprint N.V. (VPRT): Operates as an online provider of marketing products and services to micro businesses worldwide. Market cap of $1.13B. RSI(14) at 36.54. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 613.55K, which is 1.98% of the company's 30.91M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 27.53% (equivalent to 16.58 days of average volume). The stock has lost 36.51% over the last year.

3. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO): Operates as an apparel and accessories retailer in the United States and Canada. Market cap of $2.57B. RSI(14) at 38.32. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 1.13M, which is 0.68% of the company's 166.68M share float. The stock has lost 2.78% over the last year.

4. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD): Provides pre-media, printing, logistics, and business process outsourcing products and services to private and public sectors worldwide. Market cap of $2.22B. RSI(14) at 24.16. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 206.20K, which is 0.11% of the company's 186.22M share float. Might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.91, and P/FCF ratio at 8.72. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 14.92% (equivalent to 8.99 days of average volume). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 19.12% over the last week.

5. Inergy, L.P. (NRGY): Engages in the retail marketing, sale, and distribution of propane to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers in the United States. Market cap of $2.94B. RSI(14) at 26.13. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 90.80K, which is 0.09% of the company's 95.65M share float. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.39% over the last week.

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

Source: 5 Technically Oversold Stocks Insiders Are Buying Up