(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) 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. CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE GROUP (NYSE:CWT), PICO HOLDINGS INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:PICO), Datawatch Corp (NASDAQ:DWCH), Ecology and Environment Inc (NASDAQ:EEI), KKR Financial Holdings LLC (NYSE:KFN), Rand Logistics Inc (NASDAQ:RLOG) 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.
CWT CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE GROUP VERA GEORGE A D 5 82 2.4% 105
PICO PICO HOLDINGS INCORPORATED HART JOHN RUSSELL CEO 91 86 3.8% 221
DWCH Datawatch Corp MAHONEY DAVID C D 2,400 98 87.8% 12
EEI Ecology and Environment Inc NEUMAIER KEVIN S P 2,000 97 42.5% 9
KFN KKR Financial Holdings LLC HAZEN PAUL M D 10,450 79 23.0% 4
RLOG Rand Logistics Inc LEVY EDWARD P 13,000 88 17.8% 13
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.
CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE GROUP (NYSE:CWT) - California Water Service Group, through its subsidiaries, provides regulated and non-regulated water services. It engages in the production, purchase, storage, treatment, testing, distribution, and sale of water for domestic, industrial, public, and irrigation uses, as well as for fire protection. The company is also involved in non-regulated water-related activities, including operating water and waste water systems; providing operating and maintenance, meter reading, and customer billing services to municipalities and private companies, as well as lab services for water quality testing; leasing communication antenna sites on its properties to telecommunication companies; operating recycled water systems; billing of optional third party insurance program to its residential customers; selling surplus property; and providing sewer and refuse billing services to various municipalities. As of February 29, 2012, it served approximately 2 million people in California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii communities. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in San Jose, California..
PICO HOLDINGS INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:PICO) - PICO Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the water resource and water storage, real estate, insurance, and agribusiness activities. Its Water Resource and Water Storage segment acquires and develops water resources and water storage operations in the southwestern United States. The company s Real Estate segment acquires and develops partially-developed and finished residential housing lots in selected markets in California and Washington. As of December 31, 2011, this segment owned or controlled a total of 939 finished lots, including 8 completed homes and 6 partially completed homes; and 4,942 potential lots in various stages of entitlement. PICO Holdings, Inc. also focuses on constructing and operating a canola seed processing plant near Hallock, Minnesota. In addition, it is involved in cash and fixed-income securities business, as well as acquires businesses and interests in businesses through the acquisition of private companies and the purchase of shares in public companies. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California..
Datawatch Corp (NASDAQ:DWCH) - Datawatch Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and support of business computer software for the information optimization and business service management markets worldwide. It enables organizations to integrate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources, such as reports, machine data, PDF files, HTML, and EDI streams into these applications to provide a 360 degree perspective of the issues and opportunities that exist in their businesses. The company s products include Monarch, a desktop reporting and data analysis application that allows users to extract and manipulate data from ASCII report, PDF, or HTML files; Datawatch Data Pump, a data replication and migration tool, which offers a shortcut for populating and refreshing data marts and data warehouses, migrating legacy data into new applications, and providing automated delivery of reports in various formats; and Datawatch Enterprise Server that provides Web-enabled report storage, transformation, and distribution. It also offers Datawatch RMS, a Web-based report analytics solution, which integrates with existing enterprise content management system; Datawatch Report Manager on Demand, a system for document capture, archiving, and online presentation; Datawatch Dashboards, an interactive dashboard solution that provides a visual overview of operational performance, as well as the ability to monitor specific business processes and events; iMergence, an enterprise report mining system; Visual QSM, an internet-enabled IT service management solution with workflow and network management capabilities and provides Web access to multiple databases; and Visual Help Desk, a Web-based help desk and call center solution. The company sells its products through direct sales force, value added resellers, and distributors. Datawatch Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in London, Munich, Singapore, Sydney, and Manila..
Ecology and Environment Inc (NASDAQ:EEI) - Ecology and Environment, Inc., an environmental consulting firm, provides professional services to the government and private sectors worldwide. It offers a range of environmental consulting services, including critical feature/fatal flaw analyses; environmental impact assessments; feasibility and siting studies; and permitting and due diligence audits. The company evaluates and develops various methods to avoid or mitigate environmental impacts of a proposed project and to ensure that the project complies with regulatory requirements. Ecology and Environment, Inc. also provides logistical support, emergency response/management services, and comprehensive planning to support businesses and state, county, and municipal governments in various phases of incident management, including preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. In addition, the company conducts hazardous waste site evaluations providing site investigation, engineering design, and operation and maintenance for industrial and governmental clients. Further, it conceives and designs environmental restoration projects that restore affected habitat through the integration of biological and engineering solutions. Additionally, the company offers knowledge-based consulting services to assist its clients establish an environmental focus and incorporate green elements into their organization s culture. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Lancaster, New York..
KKR Financial Holdings LLC (NYSE:KFN) - KKR Financial Holdings LLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty finance company with expertise in a range of asset classes. It primarily invests in financial assets, such as below investment grade corporate debt comprising senior secured and unsecured loans, mezzanine loans, high yield bonds, and distressed and stressed debt securities; marketable equity securities; and private equity. The company also invests in other asset classes, such as natural resources and real estate. Its corporate debt investments are held in collateralized loan obligation (CLO) transactions that the company uses as long term financing for these investments. The senior secured notes issued by the CLO transactions are owned by unaffiliated third party investors and the company owns the majority of the mezzanine and subordinated notes in the CLO transactions. KKR Financial Advisors LLC serves as the manager of the company. KKR Financial Holdings LLC was founded in 2004 and is based in San Francisco, California..
Rand Logistics Inc (NASDAQ:RLOG) - Rand Logistics, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides bulk freight shipping services in the Great Lakes region. The company offers domestic port-to-port and River Class bulk freight shipping services in Canada and the United States. Its fleet consists of five self-unloading bulk carriers and four conventional bulk carriers in Canada; and seven active self-unloading bulk carriers, including one integrated tug and barge unit, and three articulated tug and barge units in the United States. The company transports limestone, coal, iron ore, salt, grains, and other dry bulk commodities for customers in construction, electric utility, integrated steel, and food industries. Its vessels operate under the U.S. Jones Act, which reserves domestic waterborne commerce to vessels that are U.S. owned, built, and crewed; and the Canada Marine Act that requires only Canadian registered and crewed ships to operate between Canadian ports. Rand Logistics, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in New York, New York..
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