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5 Stocks With Big Insider Buying

Stock quotes in this article: XOMA, QCOR, IRWD, TUES, NBY

The CEO just bought 50,000 shares, or about $582,000 worth of stock, at $11.65 per share.

From a technical perspective, IRWD is currently trending below both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is bearish. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last two months, with shares dropping from a high of $14.35 to its recent low of $11.16 a share. During that downtrend, shares of IRWD have been making mostly lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, the stock has now hit a level it has repeatedly found buying interest at for the last six months. That level sits just above $11 a share.

If you're bullish on IRWD, then I would look for long-biased trades if this stock can manage to hold above $11.13 a share with strong upside volume flows. I would consider any upside volume day that registers near or above its three-month average action of 590,916 shares as bullish. If IRWD can hold above that low, then this stock has a great chance of following its past trading pattern, which usually sees it bounce back towards $13 to $14 a share.

Tuesday Morning

Another name that insiders are finding attractive here is retail player Tuesday Morning (TUES). This company is a closeout retailer of upscale home furnishings, housewares, gifts and related items in the United States. Insiders are buying this stock into some notable strength, since shares are up over 70% so far in 2012.

Tuesday Morning has a market cap of $255.41 million and an enterprise value $256.30 million. This stock trades at a premium valuation, with a trailing price-to-earnings of 110.93 and a forward price-to-earnings of 26.04. Its estimated growth rate for this year is -50%, and for next year it's pegged at 283.3%. This is not a cash-rich company, since the total cash position on its balance sheet is $10 million and its total debt is $12.5 million.

A director just bought 456,735 shares, or about $2.70 million worth of stock, at $5.86 to $5.97 per share.

From a technical perspective, TUES is currently trending above its 200-day moving average and just below its 50-day moving average, which is neutral trendwise. This stock has been uptrending extremely strong for the last six months, with shares rising from a low of $3.66 to its recent high of $6.86 a share. During that uptrend, shares of TUES have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed TUES within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade.

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