The markets went through a hard reversal in the 2nd half of last week… and company insiders were some of the ones buying and fueling that reversal.
With that in mind, let’s look at some of the top stocks that are seeing big-time purchases from their insiders.
B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY)
Last week brought in some fresh buyers, including two of the company’s Co-CEO’s (one of them is also Chairman). They have been consistently buying the stock all through May.
That said, one of these insider’s purchases were WAY larger than the other — they bought almost $18 MILLION in shares throughout May so far. This is the second company in the investing space to see insider buying recently.
LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT)
This company dropped from $6 to $0.50 on Friday on the announcement of a new stock offering.
A director/10% shareholder went in and bought the crash, picking up 1.37MM shares at a price of $0.50. That represents a 61% increase in this insider’s total holdings… in 1 single buy.
This feels like a trap, but could be worth watching for any kind of short squeeze.
MicroStrategy, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSTR)
This company is formally a business intelligence (BI), mobile software, and cloud-based services company.
However, it’s basically a Bitcoin proxy. Its founder, Michael Saylor, has been an enthusiastic crypto player for a while… and the company bought 4,167 BTC in April for around $190 million, bringing its total holdings to 129,218 BTC.
We saw two new/first-time insider buys in the name last week — one was a director, and the other was a C-Suite guy. First-time buys can be a sign of conviction, so keep an eye on this.
DURECT Corporation (NASDAQ: DRRX)
This company — a pharma firm developing therapies for chronic diseases — is another penny stock seeing a director buying shares. This time, they’re buying in the $0.40 price range. They bought a few times last week.
iHeartMedia Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT)
iHeartMedia saw some light buying from the CEO earlier this month. However, a director recently added half a million $$$ to his stake. Worth a look given the speed of this recent move.
That’s it for this week’s watchlist. Keep your eye on these names as we move through the week and beyond.
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