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15 Stocks Being Sold by Hedge Funds Despite Strong Insider Buying

By Contextuall Stock MarketsDec 14, 2012 02:12AM ET
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15 Stocks Being Sold by Hedge Funds Despite Strong Insider Buying
By Contextuall   |  Dec 14, 2012 02:12AM ET
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Screen Criteria:

List of stocks with significant institutional selling and insider buying over the last six months.

Average Weekly Returns:

Average 1-Week Return of All Stocks Mentioned Below: 0.41%

Average 1-Month Return of All Stocks Mentioned Below: 3.88%

Analysis of List Alpha:

Number of Stocks in This List Generating Excess Return vs. SP500 (Beta Adjusted Over Last Week): 6 out of 15 (40.0%)

Number of Stocks in This List Generating Excess Return vs. SP500 (Beta Adjusted Over Last Month): 7 out of 15 (46.67%)

Chart: Distribution of 1-Week Returns For All Stocks Mentioned Below
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Chart: Distribution of 1-Month Returns For All Stocks Mentioned Below
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1. Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB): Develops, manufactures, and markets an integrated platform for genetic analysis. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 1.6M shares (5.43% of float at 29.46M shares). Net insider purchases at 400,000 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 29.86M shares (1.34% of total float).

2. Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS): Provides gaming solutions to lottery and gaming organizations worldwide. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 6.1M shares (15.14% of float at 40.30M shares). Net insider purchases at 808,606 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 40.31M shares (2.01% of total float).

3. Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD): Focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of orally-administered, small molecule drugs for the treatment of various human genetic diseases. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 1.6M shares (6.47% of float at 24.73M shares). Net insider purchases at 2,949,580 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 24.73M shares (11.93% of total float).

4. Forest Laboratories Inc. (FRX): Develops, manufactures, and sells branded and generic forms of ethical drug products. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 13.4M shares (5.76% of float at 232.68M shares). Net insider purchases at 4,078,369 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 232.68M shares (1.75% of total float).

5. Vistaprint N.V. (VPRT): Operates as an online provider of marketing products and services to micro businesses worldwide. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 4.8M shares (21.50% of float at 22.33M shares). Net insider purchases at 407,761 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 22.33M shares (1.83% of total float).

6. Amyris, Inc. (AMRS): Amyris, Inc., an integrated renewable products company, offers renewable compounds for a variety of markets. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 2.4M shares (8.52% of float at 28.18M shares). Net insider purchases at 2,288,360 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 28.18M shares (8.12% of total float).

7. Westport Innovations Inc. (WPRT): Provides alternative fuel, low-emissions technologies that enable engines to operate on fuels, such as compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, and biofuels. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 3.8M shares (8.55% of float at 44.43M shares). Net insider purchases at 500,000 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 44.43M shares (1.13% of total float).

8. Dole Food Company Inc. (DOLE): Engages in sourcing, growing, processing, marketing, and distributing fresh fruits and vegetables, and food products to wholesale, retail, and institutional customers worldwide. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 2.8M shares (5.44% of float at 51.46M shares). Net insider purchases at 4,964,340 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 51.46M shares (9.65% of total float).

9. China Information Technology, Inc. (CNIT): Provides integrated solutions for the geographic information systems (GIS), digital public security technology (DPST), and the digital hospital information systems markets in the People’s Republic of China. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 778.2K shares (9.03% of float at 8.62M shares). Net insider purchases at 1,829,400 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 8.62M shares (21.22% of total float).

10. Global Indemnity plc (GBLI): Provides admitted and non admitted specialty property and casualty insurance products worldwide. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 449.3K shares (7.15% of float at 6.28M shares). Net insider purchases at 64,837 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 6.26M shares (1.04% of total float).

11. SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. (SIRI): Provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 174.3M shares (5.52% of float at 3.16B shares). Net insider purchases at 181,866,400 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 3.17B shares (5.74% of total float).

12. Sealy Corporation (ZZ): Sealy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets various bedding products. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 4.0M shares (18.54% of float at 21.57M shares). Net insider purchases at 1,849,200 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 21.57M shares (8.57% of total float).

13. Resolute Energy Corporation (REN): Engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, and development of oil and gas properties primarily in onshore properties in the United States. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 2.9M shares (7.93% of float at 36.59M shares). Net insider purchases at 1,006,418 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 36.59M shares (2.75% of total float).

14. Lime Energy Co. (LIME): Provides energy efficiency solutions that enable its clients to reduce their energy-related expenditures and the impact of their energy use on the environment. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 1.2M shares (10.54% of float at 11.39M shares). Net insider purchases at 1,002,000 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 11.39M shares (8.80% of total float).

15. School Specialty Inc. (SCHS): Provides supplemental educational products and equipment for the pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade market in the United States and Canada. Net institutional shares sold during the most recent quarter at 1.3M shares (8.83% of float at 14.72M shares). Net insider purchases at 141,539 shares over the last six months, vs. a float of 11.47M shares (1.23% of total float).
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