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.



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Reported on Aug 26, 2011

 
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Today's Notable Trades


Caesars Acquisition Co (CACQ)
Senior Officer (Chief Financial Officer): Abrahams Craig Justin

Sold 18,207 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $9.250) on Oct 21, 2014. Direct holding 154,905 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -10.52%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 22:02:38.
 
Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (ATRA)
Director: MARCUS JOEL S

Acquired 150,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $11.000) on Oct 21, 2014. Indirect holding 908,355 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 19.78%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 22:02:37.
 
Altisource Asset Management Corp (AAMC)
10% shareholder: Luxor Capital Group, LP

Acquired 11,023 Common stock, par value $0.01 (Non-Derivative security at $623.356) on Oct 21, 2014. Indirect holding 62,680 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 21.34%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 22:02:30.
 
BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLUTIONS INC. (BFAM)
First-Class Insider (President and COO): TOCIO MARY ANN

Acquired 40,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $14.540) on Oct 21, 2014. Direct holding 217,466 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 22.54%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 22:02:21.
 
Seagate Technology plc (STX)
Director: BIONDI FRANK

Sold 2,143 Ordinary Shares (Non-Derivative security at $55.210) on Oct 21, 2014. Direct holding 0 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -100.00%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 22:02:17.
 
WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION (WAL)
Senior Officer (Executive Vice President): Hendricks Bruce

Acquired 20,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $15.900) on Oct 21, 2014. Direct holding 91,451 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 27.99%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 22:02:01.
 
SYNCHRONOSS TECHNOLOGIES INC (SNCR)
Senior Officer (EVP and General Counsel): Prague Ronald

Acquired 5,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $14.000) on Oct 21, 2014. Direct holding 39,428 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 14.52%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 22:01:48.
 
SALESFORCE COM INC (CRM)
Senior Officer (Pres, Applications & Platform): Dayon Alexandre

Sold 2,088 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $56.630) on Oct 22, 2014. Direct holding 416 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -83.39%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 22:01:43.
 
SANDISK CORP (SNDK)
Senior Officer (VP & Chief Accounting Officer): Robertson Donald F Jr

Sold 3,245 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $88.547) on Oct 23, 2014. Direct holding 1,795 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -64.38%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 22:01:30.
 
UNITED THERAPEUTICS Corp (UTHR)
Senior Officer (EVP & General Counsel): MAHON PAUL A

Acquired 5,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $30.750) on Oct 23, 2014. Direct holding 39,832 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 14.35%.
Filing date: Oct 23, 2014. Record updated at 22:01:28.
 
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