Disclosure NewswireTMiCrowdNewswire - May 4, 2017
May 4, 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. The Ensign Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG), Farmers National Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:FMNB), Access National Corporation (NASDAQ:ANCX), Hemispherx Biopharma Inc. (NYSE:HEB), Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PPBI), RGC Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:RGCO) 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.
ENSG The Ensign Group Inc. Nackel, John G D 3,462 86 12.8% 5
FMNB Farmers National Banc Corp. Paull, David Z D 600 89 11.4% 12
ANCX Access National Corporation Moore, Mark D O 5,000 92 31.8% 4
HEB Hemispherx Biopharma Inc. Strayer, David R O 7,937 89 46.6% 7
PPBI Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. Garrett, Joseph L D 400 100 19.8% 27
RGCO RGC Resources Inc. Nester, Paul W CFO 13 83 4.8% 35
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.
The Ensign Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) – The Ensign Group, Inc. provides health care services in the post-acute care continuum and other ancillary businesses in the United States. It operates through three segments: Transitional and Skilled Services; Assisted and Independent Living Services; and Home Health and Hospice Services. The Transitional and Skilled Services segment provides a range of medical, nursing, rehabilitative, and pharmacy services, as well as routine services comprising daily dietary, social, and recreational services to Medicaid, private pay, managed care, and Medicare payors. The Assisted and Independent Living Services segment offers residential accommodation, meal, security, housekeeping, and assistance services in the activities of daily living to independent seniors. The Home Health and Hospice Services segment provides nursing, speech, occupational and physical therapists, medical social workers, and certified home health aide services; and hospice care services, such as physical, spiritual, and psychosocial needs, including palliative and clinical care, education, and counseling for terminally ill individuals and their families. The company also provides mobile ancillary services, such as digital X-ray, ultrasound, electrocardiograms, sub-acute services, and patient transportation. As of December 31, 2016, it had 210 healthcare facilities and 39 home health and home care hospice agencies in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Mission Viejo, California..
Farmers National Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:FMNB) – Farmers National Banc Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates in the banking, trust, retirement consulting, insurance, and financial management industries. The company offers commercial and retail banking services, including checking, savings, and time deposit accounts; commercial, mortgage and installment, and home equity loans; home equity lines of credit; and night depository, safe deposit box, money order, bank check, automated teller machine, Internet banking, travel card, E bond transaction, credit card, and brokerage and other services. It also provides personal and corporate trust services in the areas of estate settlement, trust administration, and employee benefit plans; retirement services; and various insurance products through licensed representatives, as well as invests in municipal securities. As of January 25, 2017, the company operated 39 banking locations in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Stark, Wayne, Medina, and Cuyahoga Counties in Ohio, as well as Beaver County in Pennsylvania; and 3 trust offices. Farmers National Banc Corp. was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Canfield, Ohio..
Access National Corporation (NASDAQ:ANCX) – Access National Corporation operates as a bank holding company for Access National Bank that provides credit, deposit, mortgage, and wealth management services to small and medium sized businesses, professionals, and associated individuals primarily in the greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. The company operates through three segments: Commercial Banking, Mortgage Banking, and Wealth Management. It offers checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, time deposits, sweep accounts, zero balance accounts, and certificates of deposit; and loan products, including commercial and residential real estate loans, commercial loans, commercial and real estate construction loans, home equity loans, consumer mortgages, lot and land loans, residential mortgage loans, and asset secured loans, as well as loans for business investment. The company also offers various cash management services, including online banking, overnight investments, business debit cards, lockbox payment processing, payroll services, and employer sponsored retirement plans; and investment management, financial planning, and retirement account services. In addition, it provides accounts receivable lines of credit and collection; growth capital term loans; partner buyout funding; business acquisition, franchise, and equipment financing, as well as debt re-financing; and SBA preferred lender loans. The company operates from seven banking centers located in Chantilly, Tysons, Reston, Leesburg, Manassas, Arlington, and Alexandria, Virginia. Access National Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia..
Hemispherx Biopharma Inc. (NYSE:HEB) – Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the clinical development of new drug therapies based on natural immune system enhancing technologies for the treatment of viral and immune based chronic disorders in the United States. The company s primary products comprise Ampligen, an experimental drug, which is under clinical development for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome, Hepatitis B, HIV, renal cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma; and Alferon N Injection, an injectable formulation of natural alpha interferon for the treatment of certain categories of genital warts. It is also developing Alferon LDO, a low-dose oral liquid formulation of natural alpha interferon for the treatment of pandemic influenza, seasonal influenza, and other emerging viruses. The company has a strategic alliance with Bioclones (Pty) Ltd. to develop various projects. Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania..
Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PPBI) – Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Pacific Premier Bank that provides banking services to businesses, professionals, real estate investors, and non-profit organizations in Southern California. Its deposit products include checking, money market, and savings accounts. The company s loan portfolio comprises commercial business loans, lines of credit, U.S. small business administration loans, warehouse credit facilities, commercial real estate loans, residential home loans, construction loans, and consumer loans, as well as banking products for homeowners associations and franchise lending. It also offers cash management, electronic banking, and online bill payment services. The company operates 15 branches located in the cities of Corona, Encinitas, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Los Alamitos, Murrieta, Newport Beach, Orange, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Redlands, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego, California. Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Irvine, California..
RGC Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:RGCO) – RGC Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy services company. The company sells and distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Roanoke, Virginia, and the surrounding localities. It also provides various unregulated services. The company operates approximately 1,132 miles of transmission and distribution pipeline; and a liquefied natural gas storage facility located in Botetourt County, as well as owns and operates 8 metering stations. RGC Resources, Inc. was founded in 1912 and is based in Roanoke, Virginia..
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