Disclosure NewswireTMiCrowdNewswire - May 3, 2017
May 3, 2017 / M2 PRESSWIRE / BUYINS.NET / http://www.squeezetrigger.com is monitoring top insider trading patterns and these stocks are the most likely to trade Higher in the next 6 months. Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:KFS), First Community Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC), First Financial Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN), Ecology and Environment Inc. (NASDAQ:EEI), Century Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CNBKA), Stock Yards Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT) are all expected to go Higher as Buy signals have been generated by top insider trading patterns.
The most important data elements considered when performing insider analysis are:
Insiders Track Record – An insiders track record is best summarized by the Insider Score which ranges from 1 (least predictive) to 100 (most predictive) based on prior trading performance. In addition, the actual returns following the insiders prior trades are included to determine the potential magnitude of future returns.
Insiders Role – Trades by higher-level insiders are generally more predictive than trades by lower level insiders. Higher-level insiders to include Chairman (CB), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), President (P), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Vice Chairman (VC).
The chart below displays the stocks expected to go Higher along with the insider name, position, predictive insider score, 6 month expected return and number of trading decisions included in the score.
Symbol Company Name Insider Name Role Shares Insider Score Avg 6 Month Return # of Dec.
KFS Kingsway Financial Services Inc. Swets, Larry Gene Jr. CEO 384 81 6.8% 74
FCBC First Community Bancshares Inc. Brown, David D CFO 100 90 30.1% 6
FFIN First Financial Bankshares Inc. Trotter, Johnny E D 1,500 91 8.0% 50
EEI Ecology and Environment Inc. Frank, Ronald L OD 400 78 7.3% 38
CNBKA Century Bancorp Inc. Filler, James Jay B 100 99 11.9% 77
SYBT Stock Yards Bancorp Inc. Priebe, Stephen M D 112 100 13.9% 58
The insider buying report presents recent insider purchases, reported on Forms 3, 4, and 5 filed with the SEC. The transactions are aggregated to a ‘decision’ level which simplifies the data analysis. A decision is a grouping of buying or selling by an individual at the specified company.
Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:KFS) – Kingsway Financial Services Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance products in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Insurance Underwriting, Insurance Services, and Leased Real Estate. The Insurance Underwriting segment offers various automobile insurance products, including liability insurance that covers claims against its insured s responsible for automobile accidents; accident benefit policies or personal injury protection policies that provide coverage for loss of income, medical, and rehabilitation expenses for insured persons who are injured in an automobile accident; and physical damage policies, which cover damages to an insured automobile arising from a collision with another object, as well as from other risks, such as fire or theft. The Insurance Services segment markets and administers vehicle service agreements and related products for new and used automobiles. This segment also markets and distributes warranty products to manufacturers, distributors, and installers of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, standby generator, commercial LED lighting, and refrigeration equipment; and equipment breakdown and maintenance support services to companies. The Leased Real Estate segment owns the Real Property, which is subject to a long-term triple net lease agreement. The company offers its products and services to credit unions, consumers, and businesses through a network of independent agencies. Kingsway Financial Services Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Toronto, Canada..
First Community Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC) – First Community Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for First Community Bank that provides various commercial banking products and services. It offers demand deposit accounts, savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement arrangements; commercial, consumer, and real estate mortgage loans, as well as lines of credit; various credit and debit cards, and automated teller machine card services; and corporate and personal trust services. The company also provides wealth management services, including trust management, estate administration, and investment advisory services; investment management services; and life, health, and property and casualty insurance products. It serves individuals and businesses across various industries, such as education, government, and health services; coal mining and gas extraction; retail trade; construction; manufacturing; tourism; and transportation. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated 18 branches in West Virginia, 20 branches in Virginia, 5 branches in North Carolina, and 2 branches in Tennessee. First Community Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Bluefield, Virginia..
First Financial Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) – First Financial Bankshares, Inc., a financial holding company, through its subsidiaries, provides commercial banking services primarily in Texas. Its services include accepting and holding checking, savings, and time deposits; automated teller machine services; drive-in and night deposit services; safe deposit facilities; remote deposit capture, payroll cards, funds transmitting, Internet banking, and mobile banking services; and other customary commercial banking services. It also provides various loans, such as real estate, commercial, agricultural, and consumer loans to businesses, professionals, individuals, and farm and ranch operations. In addition, the company administers retirement and employee benefit accounts, such as 401(k) profit sharing plans and IRAs; personal trust services, including administration of estates, testamentary trusts, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and agency accounts; and securities brokerage services. As of December 31, 2016, it had 69 financial centers in Texas, including Abilene, San Angelo, Weatherford, Cleburne, Conroe, Stephenville, Granbury, Acton, Albany, Aledo, Alvarado, Beaumont, Boyd, Bridgeport, Brock, Burleson, Cisco, Clyde, Cut and Shoot, Decatur, Eastland, Fort Worth, Glen Rose, Grapevine, Hereford, Huntsville, Keller, Magnolia, Mauriceville, Merkel, Midlothian, Mineral Wells, Montgomery, Moran, New Waverly, Newton, Odessa, Orange, Port Arthur, Ranger, Rising Star, Roby, Southlake, Sweetwater, Tomball, Trent, Trophy Club, Vidor, Waxahachie, Willis, and Willow Park. The company was founded in 1890 and is based in Abilene, Texas..
Ecology and Environment Inc. (NASDAQ:EEI) – Ecology & Environment, Inc., an environmental consulting firm, provides professional services to government and private clients worldwide. It offers support services for response and site assessment activities related to the release and threat of release of oil, petroleum products, hazardous substances, and weapons of destruction or pollutants or contaminants; and undertakes task order contracts comprising various environmental assessment projects, engineering and oversight of pollution remediation, and other hazardous waste remediation activities, as well as prepares environmental impact assessment documents for federal land management agencies. The company also provides services to various phases of energy development by conducting critical feature/fatal flaw analyses, social and health impact assessments, feasibility and siting studies, field surveys, permitting, construction inspection, and compliance monitoring. In addition, it conceives and designs environmental restoration projects that restore affected habitat through the integration of biological and engineering solutions; offers sustainability, resiliency, and climate adaptation services, as well as environmental planning and assessment, and military master planning and land use compatibility study services; and provides water supply, water quality, and watershed management services. Further, the company offers logistical support, emergency response/management, and comprehensive planning services in various preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery phases, as well as conducts hazardous waste site evaluations providing site investigation, engineering design, and operation and maintenance. Additionally, it is involved in the management and financial planning; institutional strengthening and standards development; water supply and development; wastewater treatment; and solid waste project construction supervision assignments. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Lancaster, New York..
Century Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CNBKA) – Century Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for Century Bank and Trust Company that provides banking products and services. It accepts savings accounts, NOW accounts, demand deposits, time deposits, and money market accounts, as well as cash management accounts. The company offers single-family and multi-family residential loans, municipal loans, commercial and residential real estate loans, and various consumer loans, as well as provides loans for the construction of residential homes, multi-family properties, commercial real estate properties, and land development. It also provides automated lockbox collection, cash management, and account reconciliation services to corporate and institutional customers, as well as to the municipal market; and securities brokerage services. It serves commercial enterprises, state and local governments and agencies, non-profit organizations, and individuals in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. As of January 17, 2017, the company operated 27 full-service branches in the Greater Boston area. Century Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Medford, Massachusetts..
Stock Yards Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT) – Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company that provides commercial and personal banking services in Louisville, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. Its deposit products include non-interest and interest bearing demand deposits, savings deposits, certificates of deposit, money market deposits, and time deposits. The company s loan portfolio comprises commercial and industrial, construction and development, undeveloped land, real estate mortgage, and consumer loans; and originates and sells single-family residential mortgages. In addition, it offers securities brokerage services through an arrangement with a third party broker-dealer; and investment management, retirement planning, trust and estate administration, and financial planning services. As of December 31, 2016, the company had 37 banking locations, including 28 full service banking locations in the Louisville metropolitan statistical area (MSA), 4 full service banking locations in the Indianapolis MSA, and 5 full service banking locations in the Cincinnati MSA. Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky..
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