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


INFORMATICA CORP (INFA)
First-Class Insider (CEO, President): ABBASI SOHAIB

Acquired 200,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $18.540) on Aug 28, 2014. Direct holding 517,989 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 62.90%.
Filing date: Aug 29, 2014. Record updated at 22:10:09.
 
SPECTRANETICS CORP (SPNC)
Senior Officer (Sr. VP Sales and Mktg, LM): Ford-Serbu Donna

Acquired 3,000 SPNC Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $7.840) on Aug 29, 2014. Direct holding 3,513 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 584.80%.
Filing date: Aug 29, 2014. Record updated at 22:08:12.
 
MCKESSON CORP (MCK)
Senior Officer (EVP, Human Resources): Figueredo Jorge

Sold 24,500 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $195.000) on Aug 29, 2014. Direct holding 0 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -100.00%.
Filing date: Aug 29, 2014. Record updated at 22:07:55.
 
GENOCEA BIOSCIENCES, INC. (GNCA)
Senior Officer (VP of Development): Giannasca Paul

Sold 1,303 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $12.770) on Aug 27, 2014. Direct holding 0 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -100.00%.
Filing date: Aug 29, 2014. Record updated at 22:07:19.
 
MASONITE INTERNATIONAL CORP (DOOR)
Senior Officer (Senior VP, Human Resources): Auerbach Gail N

Acquired 15,000 Common Shares (Non-Derivative security at $13.640) on Aug 27, 2014. Direct holding 40,306 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 59.27%.
Filing date: Aug 29, 2014. Record updated at 22:07:01.
 
Tableau Software Inc (DATA)
Senior Officer (Chief Marketing Officer): Fink Elissa

Sold 7,000 Class A Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $65.053) on Aug 29, 2014. Direct holding 10,212 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -40.67%.
Filing date: Aug 29, 2014. Record updated at 22:06:43.
 
World Moto, Inc. (FARE)
Senior Officer (Secretary, Treasurer): Ziomkowski-Boten Lisa

Acquired 20,000 Common (Non-Derivative security at $0.050) on Aug 27, 2014. Direct holding 27,487 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 267.13%.
Filing date: Aug 29, 2014. Record updated at 22:06:25.
 
OMNICELL, Inc (OMCL)
Director: Judson James T

Sold 8,456 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $27.910) on Aug 26, 2014. Direct holding 15,438 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -35.39%.
Filing date: Aug 29, 2014. Record updated at 22:06:07.
 
MODEL N, INC. (MODN)
Senior Officer (SVP, Global Cust. Svcs & Suppt): LaRoche Michael

Sold 1,691 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $9.020) on Aug 27, 2014. Direct holding 8,309 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -16.91%.
Filing date: Aug 29, 2014. Record updated at 22:04:02.
 
INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS INC (ICPT)
Senior Officer (CMO and EVP - Development): Shapiro David

Acquired 10,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $8.667) on Aug 27, 2014. Direct holding 24,253 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 70.16%.
Filing date: Aug 29, 2014. Record updated at 22:03:44.
 
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