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Do you prefer stocks that lately have had bullish momentum? For ideas on how to start your search, we ran a screen.

We began by screening for stocks that have recently hit a 52-week high, indicating upward momentum that may persist. We then screened for those that also have seen net insider purchases over the last six months, indicating company insiders are optimistic on their employer's prospects.

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 outperform like insiders expect? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

1. Saul Centers Inc. (NYSE:BFS): Operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 186,968 shares, which represents about 2.35% of the company's 7.96M share float.

2. Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR): Engages in the manufacture and supply of structural and related building products for residential new construction primarily in the southern and eastern United States. Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 318,053 shares, which represents about 4.99% of the company's 6.37M share float.

3. Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY): Operates as the holding company for Cathay Bank, which offers various commercial banking products and services for individuals, professionals, and small to medium-sized businesses primarily in California. Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 1,458,600 shares, which represents about 2% of the company's 72.81M share float.

4. Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HALO): Engages in the development and commercialization of recombinant human enzymes that transiently modify tissue under the skin to facilitate injection of other therapies or correct diseased tissue structures for clinical benefits. Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 1,934,950 shares, which represents about 3% of the company's 64.53M share float.

5. National Penn Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:NPBC): Operates as the bank holding company for National Penn Bank that provides commercial banking products and services to residents and businesses primarily in eastern and central Pennsylvania. Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 1,122,160 shares, which represents about 1.14% of the company's 98.51M share float.

6. Wright Medical Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WMGI): Engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of devices and biologic products for the extremity, hip, and knee repair and reconstruction. Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 1,922,404 shares, which represents about 6.64% of the company's 28.97M share float.

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

Source: 6 Stocks Hitting New Highs On Insider Buying