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One more stock with some decent insider buying is medical device player Sunshine Heart ( SSH), which is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing its C-Pulse Heart Assist System for treatment of Class III and ambulatory Class IV heart failure. Insiders are buying this stock into strength, since shares are up 15.9% so far in 2013.

Sunshine Heart has a market cap of $65 million and an enterprise value of $45 million. This stock trades at a reasonable valuation, with a price-to-book of 3.78. Its estimated growth rate for next year is pegged at -6.7%. This is a cash-rich company, since the total cash position on its balance sheet is $17.45 million and its total debt is zero.

A beneficial owner just bought 41,999 shares, or about $257,000 worth of stock, at $6.13 to $6.19 per share.

From a technical perspective, SSH is currently trending above both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is bullish. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last few weeks, with shares soaring from its low of $5.21 to its recent high of $7.20 a share. During that uptrend, shares of SSH have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of SSH within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade.

If you're bullish on SSH, then I would look for long-biased as long as it's trending above its 50-day $6.35, and then once it breaks out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.50 to $7.65 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 66,342 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then SSH will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.50 to $9.80 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 Winderemere, Fla.


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

Roberto Pedone, based out of Windermere, Fla., 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 and You can follow Pedone on Twitter at or @zerosum24.

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