Discovering Top Penny Stocks



Some investors love taking on the challenging of finding the top penny stocks and after all, who can blame them? Top penny stocks are hard to find at the best of times and with the economy and markets the way they are now, this task has become even more difficult. However, it is far from impossible to find top penny stocks if you know where to look.

Top Penny Stocks Hidden in Plain Sight



One of the best sources for top penny stocks is one place where most people never consider looking. This is insider trading data. Insiders are the executives and directors of publicly-traded companies that have information and knowledge that could influence their company’s stock price. While insiders at small cap companies are not always required to file their insider trading activity with the SEC the way that their blue-chip counterparts are, many of them still do. This is great news for savvy investors looking to cash in on top penny stocks.

While not every insider trade is significant, some of them are very significant. Insiders may sell off shares for any number of reasons including wanting to diversify their portfolio or raising some quick cash to pay for a condo in which to hide a lover. Insider sells made by individual investors can be difficult to decipher but fortunately, there are other signs to look for that are strong signals.

Top Penny Stocks Sell Signals



When searching for top penny stocks you might discover that a group of insiders at the same company were all selling their shares at the same time. It isn’t likely that all of them were buying condos to house lovers at the same time (that would just be weird) so it is more likely that this group believes that the price of the shares are headed downward and wanted to unload some shares before that happens. In this case, if you already owned the stock you might want to consider getting rid of it as well. If you were thinking of buying this company’s shares you might be better off finding top penny stocks elsewhere.

Top Penny Stocks Buy Signals



As another example, if you were looking for top penny stocks and you found a company in which many of the insiders were buying up company shares as quickly as they could you’ll definitely want to take a closer look at it. Insiders sell for any number of reasons but they only buy for one. They believe that the price of the stock is going to go up.

To summarize, when looking for top penny stocks you must pay close attention to insider trading data. If it is available it could be much more valuable than any other source of investing tips.



Source:
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Reported on Aug 26, 2011

 
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Today's Notable Trades


STONE ENERGY CORP (SGY)
Director: CHRISTMAS GEORGE R

Acquired 11,523 Common stock, $0.01 par value per share (Non-Derivative security at $14.320) on May 21, 2015. Direct holding 49,249 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 30.54%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 12:27:37.
 
UNITED STATES CELLULAR CORP (USM)
Director: HARCZAK HARRY J JR

Sold 1,350 Common Shares (Non-Derivative security at $39.010) on May 21, 2015. Direct holding 8,289 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -14.01%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 12:27:27.
 
HORIZON BANCORP /IN/ (HBNC)
Senior Officer (Executive Vice President): SECOR MARK E

Acquired 7,500 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $12.220) on May 21, 2015. Direct holding 12,082 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 163.68%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 12:27:07.
 
FULL HOUSE RESORTS INC (FLL)
Director: LANDAU ELLIS

Acquired 8,500 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $1.570) on May 21, 2015. Direct holding 48,745 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 21.12%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 12:25:53.
 
RENT A CENTER INC DE (RCII)
Director: LENTELL J V

Acquired 5,000 Common (Non-Derivative security at $18.700) on May 22, 2015. Direct holding 15,000 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 50.00%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 12:25:33.
 
FRANKLIN COVEY CO (FC)
Director: MCNAMARA DONALD J

Sold 400,000 common shares (Non-Derivative security at $20.000) on May 20, 2015. Indirect holding 2,812,805 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -12.45%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 12:24:47.
 
S&T BANCORP INC (STBA)
Director: DONNELLY MICHAEL J

Acquired 1,117 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $26.860) on May 20, 2015. Direct holding 9,537 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 13.27%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 12:24:37.
 
HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS INC (HPY)
Director: OSTRO MARC

Sold 2,916 Stock Option (right to buy) (Derivative security at conversion or exercise price: $16.400) on May 20, 2015. Direct holding 0 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -100.00%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 12:24:32.
 
TESORO CORP /NEW/ (TSO)
Senior Officer (EVP, Gen Counsel & Sec): Parrish Charles S

Acquired 44,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $41.580) on May 21, 2015. Direct holding 156,382 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 39.15%.
Filing date: May 21, 2015. Record updated at 12:23:51.
 
Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NWBI)
Senior Officer (EVP Chief Legal Counsel): Laws Richard K

Acquired 3,830 Northwest Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $12.310) on May 20, 2015. Direct holding 9,570 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 66.72%.
Filing date: May 22, 2015. Record updated at 12:23:45.
 
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