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Energy Transfer Partners

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One final name with some big insider buying is Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP), which is a publicly traded partnership owning and operating a portfolio of energy assets. Insiders are buying this stock into notable strength, since shares are up 16% so far in 2013.

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Energy Transfer Partners has a market cap of $18 billion and an enterprise value of $35 billion. This stock trades at a premium valuation, with a trailing price-to-earnings of 32.30 and a forward price-to-earnings of 20.44. Its estimated growth rate for this year is -45.4%, and for next year it's pegged at 1.7%. This is not a cash-rich company, since the total cash position on its balance sheet is $532 million and its total debt is a whopping $17.41 billion. This stock currently sports a dividend yield of 7%.

A director bought 20,000 shares, or about $1.03 million worth of stock, at $51.82 per share.

From a technical perspective, ETP 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 downtrending over the last month and change, with shares falling from its high of $54.85 a share to its recent low of $50 a share. During that move, shares of ETP have been making mostly lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action.

If you're bullish on ETP, then look for long-biased trades as long as this stock is trending above some key near-term support levels at $50 or at $49.40, and then once it breaks out back above its 50-day at $51.36 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above that level with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 1.77 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then ETP will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $53 to its 52-week high at $54.85 a share.

To see more stocks with notable insider buying, check out the Stocks With Big Insider Buying portfolio on Stockpickr.

-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Delafield, Wis.

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At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned.

Roberto Pedone, based out of Delafield, Wis., is an independent trader who focuses on technical analysis for small- and large-cap stocks, options, futures, commodities and currencies. Roberto studied international business at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and he spent a year overseas studying business in Lubeck, Germany. His work has appeared on financial outlets including CNBC.com and Forbes.com. You can follow Pedone on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zerosum24 or @zerosum24.

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