If you think that global growth trends and technological advancements make the energy sector one to keep an eye on, you may be very interested in this list.
On the sector level, there are usually hundreds if not thousands of stocks to sift through. Worldwide, there are more than 2,400 energy stocks; on the three major U.S. exchanges, there are more than 300 energy stocks. One way to pinpoint more interesting companies is by looking at company insider buying trends.
Company insiders such as upper management and members of the company's board know more about their companies than any other investors. When they believe in their company enough to buy shares, it's a solid signal of confidence in the company's outlook.
We screened all energy stocks trading on U.S. exchanges for those seeing significant net insider buying over the last six months.
Do you agree with these insiders on their bullish company outlooks?
Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.
List sorted by net insider purchases as a percent of share float. (Click here to access free, interactive tools to analyze these ideas.)
1. Vantage Drilling
2. Star Gas Partners
4. Energy Partners
5. Global Partners
6. SandRidge Energy
7. QR Energy
8. Rex Energy: Operates as an independent oil and gas company in the Appalachian, Illinois, and Denver-Julesburg basins. Market cap of $606.03M. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 77.33K, which is 0.22% of the company's 34.99M share float.
9. NuStar GP Holdings: Owns general partner and limited partner interests in NuStar Energy that engages in the terminalling and storage of petroleum products, transportation of petroleum products and anhydrous ammonia, and marketing of asphalt and fuels. Market cap of $1.30B. Net insider shares purchased over the last six months at 74.27K, which is 0.21% of the company's 34.80M share float.
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Kapitall's Alexander Crawford does not own any of the shares mentioned above. Insider data from Yahoo! Finance.
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