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


AT&T INC. (T)
Senior Officer (Sr. Exec. VP - Home Solutions): Lee Lori M

Sold 12,051 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $35.370) on Nov 19, 2014. Direct holding 16,674 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -41.95%.
Filing date: Nov 20, 2014. Record updated at 11:21:49.
 
CEPHEID (CPHD)
Director: MORTON DEAN O

Acquired 5,149 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $19.850) on Nov 18, 2014. Direct holding 21,483 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 31.52%.
Filing date: Nov 20, 2014. Record updated at 11:21:48.
 
GATX CORP (GMT)
Senior Officer (EVP and Pres., GATX Rail Intl.): Earl James F

Acquired 18,300 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $36.395) on Nov 19, 2014. Direct holding 71,991 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 34.08%.
Filing date: Nov 19, 2014. Record updated at 11:21:43.
 
CONCERT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (CNCE)
First-Class Insider: THREE ARCH MANAGEMENT III LLC

Sold 237,245 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $12.290) on Nov 18, 2014. Indirect holding 540,375 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -30.51%.
Filing date: Nov 20, 2014. Record updated at 11:21:39.
 
MDU RESOURCES GROUP INC (MDU)
Director: HELLERSTEIN MARK A

Acquired 4,340 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $25.342) on Nov 19, 2014. Direct holding 5,841 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 289.14%.
Filing date: Nov 20, 2014. Record updated at 11:21:35.
 
BIO RAD LABORATORIES INC (BIO, BIOB)
Senior Officer (EVP and CFO): TSINGOS CHRISTINE A

Sold 1,326 Bio-Rad A Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $115.850) on Nov 20, 2014. Direct holding 3,960 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -25.09%.
Filing date: Nov 20, 2014. Record updated at 11:21:34.
 
Memorial Resource Development Corp. (MRD)
First-Class Insider: MRD Holdco LLC

Sold 23,196,734 Common Shares, par value $0.01 (Non-Derivative security at $22.250) on Nov 18, 2014. Indirect holding 77,748,943 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -22.98%.
Filing date: Nov 20, 2014. Record updated at 11:21:28.
 
Washington Prime Group Inc. (WPG)
First-Class Insider (CEO): ORDAN MARK S

Acquired 10,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $17.135) on Nov 20, 2014. Direct holding 20,000 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 100.00%.
Filing date: Nov 20, 2014. Record updated at 11:21:27.
 
ROPER INDUSTRIES INC (ROP)
Senior Officer (EVP, Chief Financial Officer): Humphrey John

Sold 12,585 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $156.280) on Nov 18, 2014. Direct holding 98,556 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -11.32%.
Filing date: Nov 20, 2014. Record updated at 11:21:24.
 
HARLEY DAVIDSON INC (HOG)
Senior Officer (President-HDFS): HUND LAWRENCE G

Acquired 22,066 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $41.330) on Nov 18, 2014. Direct holding 29,385 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 301.49%.
Filing date: Nov 20, 2014. Record updated at 11:21:21.
 
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