8 High Growth Technology Stocks Insiders Are Buying Up

Are you looking for high growth stocks within the technology sector? The following stock list, which accounts for high earnings growth and internal management purchases could be a great way to jump start your search.

To create this list we started by screening the technology sector for companies that are expected to achieve high earnings growth going forward, with 5-year projected EPS growth above 15%.

Next, we looked for stocks with significant net insider purchases over the last six months representing close to 2% of share float or higher. Since insiders work at the companies in question, they have more knowledge about the firm than outsiders. Therefore, when they use their own money to purchase shares of their company's stock, it indicates they are bullish about the firm's future and believe current share price is undervalued. There are also studies that suggest when insider purchases greatly outweigh any insider selling, the stocks are correlated with outperformance in the market during the following six months.

Insiders think these tech stocks will live up their high growth expectations. Do you agree? 

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1. China Information Technology, Inc. (CNIT, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides integrated solutions for the geographic information systems (GIS), digital public security technology (DPST), and the digital hospital information systems markets in the People's Republic of China. Market cap at $75.62M, most recent closing price at $2.80.

EPS growth over the next 5 years at 23%.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 1,667,950 shares, which represents about 16.1% of the company's 10.36M share float.

 

2. Mattersight Corporation (MATR, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides enterprise analytics services with a focus on customer and employee interactions and behaviors.

EPS growth over the next 5 years at 27.5%.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 453,091 shares, which represents about 6.35% of the company's 7.13M share float.

 

3. American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides wind turbine designs and electrical control systems primarily in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. Market cap at $124.06M, most recent closing price at $2.35.

EPS growth over the next 5 years at 35%.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 2,057,010 shares, which represents about 4.89% of the company's 42.10M share float. .

 

4. ViaSat Inc. (VSAT, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the design, production, and marketing of satellite and other wireless communication, and networking systems for government and commercial customers. Market cap at $3.15B, most recent closing price at $70.40.

EPS growth over the next 5 years at 33.7%.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 1,109,880 shares, which represents about 4.63% of the company's 23.96M share float. .

5. VMware, Inc. (VMW, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions primarily in the United States. Market cap at $29.84B, most recent closing price at $69.73.

EPS growth over the next 5 years at 19.48%.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 2,985,224 shares, which represents about 3.82% of the company's 78.18M share float.

 

6. Multiband Corporation (MBND, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the provision of voice, data, and video services to multi-dwelling unit and single family home customers in the United States. Market cap at $70.26M, most recent closing price at $3.23.

EPS growth over the next 5 years at 20%.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 474,630 shares, which represents about 3.16% of the company's 15.00M share float.

 

7. Glu Mobile, Inc. (GLUU, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the design, marketing, and sale of casual and traditional mobile games worldwide. Market cap at $159.35M, most recent closing price at $2.40.

EPS growth over the next 5 years at 30%.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 1,432,830 shares, which represents about 2.56% of the company's 55.97M share float.

8. TheStreet, Inc. (TST, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a digital financial media company in the United States. Market cap at $61.18M, most recent closing price at $1.86.

EPS growth over the next 5 years at 21%.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 472,600 shares, which represents about 2.34% of the company's 20.16M share float. 

 

(List compiled by Rebecca Lipman)

 

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