Conventional wisdom would have you believe that once a stock has begun to rally, it's too late for you to get in on the action. While this is often the case, there are exceptions to every rule.

Sometimes, it's okay to be a little tardy to the party -- at least, if insider trading patterns are any indication. A number of companies continue to see insider buying, despite recent gains -- which means you may want to put them on your radar.

After all, management knows more about a company's operations than anyone else -- so there may be good news coming down the pipeline that hasn't yet been priced into the stock. The fact that they're still buying is a pretty solid indication that the rally isn't expected to lose momentum anytime soon -- so maybe you haven't missed the boat after all...

Here's a list of companies showing upside momentum and seeing insider buying. Is now the right time for a last-minute investment? Use this interactive report to start analyzing these companies and decide for yourself.


Insider Transaction

Quarterly Performance

Syntel (Nasdaq: SYNT)

Rajesh Mashruwala (Director) bought $156,400 between Sept. 14-15


Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL)

Brian Miller (Executive VP and CFO) bought $112,800 on Sept. 15 (options exercise)


American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO)

Michael Jesselson (Director) bought $1,318,674 between Sept. 13-14


Power-One (Nasdaq: PWER)

Tina McKnight (General Counsel and Secretary) bought $58,730 and Kendall Bishop (Director) bought $65,920 on Sept. 17


Rural/Metro (Nasdaq: RURL)

Michael Dimino (President and CEO) bought $414,419 on Sept. 13


Kapitall's Eben Esterhuizen and Alicia Sellitti don't own shares of any companies mentioned.