May 16, 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. Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC), MMA Capital Management LLC (NASDAQ:MMAC), PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT), Two River Bancorp (NASDAQ:TRCB), MediciNova Inc. (NASDAQ:MNOV), Clearfield Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) 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.
CWBC Community West Bancshares Plourd, Martin E CEO 1,000 98 27.6% 10
MMAC MMA Capital Management LLC Falcone, Michael L CEO 500 100 23.1% 34
PNNT PennantPark Investment Corporation Penn, Arthur H CEO 28,000 86 33.3% 13
TRCB Two River Bancorp Gregory, Robert E D 1,000 81 13.4% 5
MNOV MediciNova Inc. Kobayashi, Yutaka D 24,000 90 21.0% 5
CLFD Clearfield Inc. Roth, Ronald G CB 5,000 100 22.9% 45
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.
Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC) – Community West Bancshares operates as the holding company for Community West Bank, N.A. that provides various financial products and services in California. It offers deposit products, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and fixed rate and fixed maturity certificates of deposit, as well as cash management products. The company also provides commercial, commercial real estate, consumer, residential real estate, manufactured housing, and small business administration loans, as well as agricultural loans for real estate and operating lines; residential real estate lines of credit and home equity lines of credit; and installment loans consisting of automobile and general-purpose loans. The company serves small to medium-sized businesses and individual customers. As of March 29, 2017, it operated through seven full-service branches located in the cities of Goleta, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, and Westlake, California. Community West Bancshares was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Goleta, California..
MMA Capital Management LLC (NASDAQ:MMAC) – MIGHTY MACK USA LTD.
PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT) – PennantPark Investment Corporation specializes in direct and mezzanine investments in middle market companies. It invests in the form of mezzanine debt, senior secured loans, and equity investments. The fund typically invests in building and real estate, hotels and gaming, electronics, healthcare, education and childcare, financial services, printing and publishing, consumer products, business services, energy and utilities, distribution, oil and gas, media, environmental services, aerospace and defense, manufacturing industries and retail. It invests in equity securities and debt transactions through preferred stock, common stock, warrants, options, subordinated loans, mezzanine loans, and senior secured loans. It seeks to invest in companies based in the United States. The fund seeks to invest between $10 million and $50 million in its portfolio companies. Its mezzanine loans, senior secured loans, and other investments in its portfolio companies are between $15 million and $50 million. The fund may also make non-control equity and debt investments..
Two River Bancorp (NASDAQ:TRCB) – TACONIC RACING & BRE.
MediciNova Inc. (NASDAQ:MNOV) – MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on acquiring and developing novel and small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases with unmet medical needs in the United States. The company s product candidate includes MN-166 (ibudilast), an oral anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective agent for the treatment of neurological disorders, including primary and secondary progressive multiple sclerosis; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; and substance dependence and addiction, including methamphetamine, opioid, and alcohol dependence. Its product pipeline also comprises MN-001 (tipelukast), an orally bioavailable small molecule compound to treat fibrotic diseases, such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and other fibrotic diseases; MN-221 (bedoradrine), a 2-adrenergic receptor agonist for the treatment of acute exacerbation of asthma; and MN-029 (denibulin), a tubulin binding agent to treat solid tumor cancers. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California..
Clearfield Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) – Clearfield, Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells standard and custom passive connectivity products to the fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP), large enterprises, and original equipment manufacturers markets in the United States. The company offers Clearview cassette, a main building block of the company s product platform; Clearview Classic and Clearview Blue, a system with five parts that nest together in the cassette s main housing to support a range of applications; Clearview xPAK to land small port count fiber terminations and optical components; and fiber deep for cable-to-cable deployment, as well as packages optical components for signal coupling, splitting, termination, multiplexing, demultiplexing, and attenuation for integration within its fiber management platform. Its products also include Fieldsmart Fiber Crossover Distribution System and FieldSmart FxHD for fiber management modularity and scalability; FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center, a modular and scalable outside plant cabinet that allows rollout of FTTP services; FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point, a series of enclosure systems that incorporates the delivery of fiber connectivity to the neighborhood or business district; and FieldSmart Small Count Delivery, an enclosure systems that are packaged to make landing small count fiber cost-effective and efficient. In addition, the company offers FieldShield Pushable Fiber, FieldShield Multiport SmarTerminal, and FieldShield Hardened Connector; CraftSmart, a line of optical protection field enclosures to optimize fiber protection and storage; and fiber and copper assemblies with industry-standard or customer-specified configuration. It operates through various sales channels comprising direct to customer, distribution partners, and original equipment suppliers. The company was formerly known as APA Enterprises, Inc. and changed its name to Clearfield, Inc. in January 2008. Clearfield, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota..
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