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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RENASANT CORP (RNST)
Senior Officer (SEVP & CFO): Chapman Kevin D

Acquired 7,000 Common Stock (Performance Based Restricted) (Non-Derivative security at $28.930) on Jan 21, 2015. Direct holding 14,000 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 100.00%.
Filing date: Jan 22, 2015. Record updated at 11:42:45.
 
RANGE RESOURCES CORP (RRC)
Senior Officer (Sr. Vice President): STEPHENS CHAD L

Sold 10,724 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $48.330) on Jan 20, 2015. Indirect holding 79,571 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -11.88%.
Filing date: Jan 21, 2015. Record updated at 11:41:53.
 
SUPREME INDUSTRIES INC (STS)
Senior Officer (Vice President, Operations): OIUM MICHAEL L

Acquired 4,800 Class A Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $2.120) on Jan 20, 2015. Direct holding 45,440 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 11.81%.
Filing date: Jan 22, 2015. Record updated at 11:41:50.
 
AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC (APEI)
Senior Officer (EVP, Chief Development Officer): Wilkins Harry T

Sold 4,000 Common Stock, par value $.01 (Non-Derivative security at $34.690) on Jan 20, 2015. Direct holding 18,146 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -18.06%.
Filing date: Jan 22, 2015. Record updated at 11:39:58.
 
Orchid Island Capital, Inc. (ORC)
First-Class Insider (President, CEO): Cauley Robert E

Acquired 10,322 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $13.320) on Jan 21, 2015. Direct holding 13,322 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 344.07%.
Filing date: Jan 22, 2015. Record updated at 11:39:30.
 
INFORMATICA CORP (INFA)
First-Class Insider (CEO, President): ABBASI SOHAIB

Acquired 180,485 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $18.540) on Jan 20, 2015. Direct holding 733,702 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 32.62%.
Filing date: Jan 22, 2015. Record updated at 11:39:22.
 
NORTHERN TRUST CORP (NTRS)
Senior Officer (Executive Vice President): St Clair Joyce

Sold 5,055 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $62.260) on Jan 20, 2015. Direct holding 38,187 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -11.69%.
Filing date: Jan 22, 2015. Record updated at 11:38:30.
 
TETRAPHASE PHARMACEUTICALS INC (TTPH)
First-Class Insider (President and Chief Executive): Macdonald Guy

Acquired 10,000 Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $7.940) on Jan 20, 2015. Direct holding 60,000 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 20.00%.
Filing date: Jan 22, 2015. Record updated at 11:38:27.
 
Fleetmatics Group plc (FLTX)
Senior Officer (Chief Financial Officer): LIFSHATZ STEPHEN J

Acquired 5,000 Ordinary Shares (Non-Derivative security at $3.075) on Jan 20, 2015. Direct holding 5,001 shares/units after transaction. Holdings increased 500,000.00%.
Filing date: Jan 22, 2015. Record updated at 11:38:17.
 
YELP INC (YELP)
First-Class Insider (Chief Operating Officer): Donaker Geoffrey L

Sold 6,000 Class A Common Stock (Non-Derivative security at $51.100) on Jan 20, 2015. Direct holding 0 shares/units after transaction. Holdings decreased -100.00%.
Filing date: Jan 22, 2015. Record updated at 11:37:46.
 
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