BUYINS.NET: PICO, FUND, MLP, UFCS, FUNC, VHI, Expected to Trade Higher After Bullish Insider Trading
(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. PICO HOLDINGS INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:PICO), Royce Focus Trust Inc (NASDAQ:FUND), Maui Land And Pineapple Co Inc (NYSE:MLP), United Fire and Casualty Co (NASDAQ:UFCS), First United Corp (NASDAQ:FUNC), VALHI INCORPORATED (NYSE:VHI) 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.
PICO PICO HOLDINGS INCORPORATED HART JOHN RUSSELL CEO 91 87 3.9% 219
FUND Royce Focus Trust Inc FOCKLER JACK E JR O 22,000 93 14.9% 10
MLP Maui Land And Pineapple Co Inc CASE STEPHEN M DO 7,800 91 30.3% 11
UFCS United Fire and Casualty Co RIFE JOHN A D 54 79 24.4% 4
FUNC First United Corp KURTZ ROBERT W D 215 82 13.5% 22
VHI VALHI INCORPORATED SIMMONS HAROLD C CB 1,480 100 16.7% 102
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.
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..
Royce Focus Trust Inc (NASDAQ:FUND) - Royce Focus Trust, Inc. is a close-ended equity mutual fund launched and advised by Royce & Associates. The fund primarily invests in the public equity markets across the globe. It makes its investments across diversified sectors. The fund primarily invests in value stocks of small-cap companies. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolios against the Russell 2000 Index. The fund was formerly known as Royce Global Trust, Inc. Royce Focus Trust was formed on November 01, 1996 and is domiciled in the United States..
Maui Land And Pineapple Co Inc (NYSE:MLP) - Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. develops, sells, and manages residential, resort, commercial, and industrial real estate properties. It owns approximately 23,400 acres of land on Maui; and manages properties, utilities, and a nature preserve at the Kapalua Resort. The company was founded in 1909 and is based in Lahaina, Hawaii..
United Fire and Casualty Co (NASDAQ:UFCS) - United Fire Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the writing of property, casualty, and life insurance products in the United States. It sells annuities through a network of independent agencies. The company operates in two segments, Property and Casualty Insurance and Life Insurance. The Property and Casualty Insurance segment comprises commercial lines insurance products, including surety bonds, personal lines insurance, and assumed insurance. The Life Insurance segment consists of deferred and immediate annuities, universal life insurance, and traditional life insurance, such as single premium whole life insurance products. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa..
First United Corp (NASDAQ:FUNC) - First United Corporation operates as the holding company for First United Bank & Trust that provides a range of retail and commercial banking services to businesses and individuals. It accepts various deposit products that include checking, savings, and money market accounts; regular and IRA certificates of deposit; Christmas savings accounts, college savings accounts, and health savings accounts; and certificate of deposit account registry service programs to municipalities, businesses, and consumers. The company s loan portfolio comprises commercial loans primarily secured by real estate, commercial equipment, vehicles, or other assets of the borrower; commercial real estate loans; residential mortgage loans, including home equity lines of credit; residential real estate construction loans; indirect and direct auto loans; secured and unsecured lines of credit; and term loans. In addition, it offers trust services, including personal trust, investment agency accounts, charitable trusts, retirement accounts that include IRA roll-overs, 401(k) accounts and defined benefit plans, estate administration, and estate planning; insurance products and services; brokerage services; and safe deposit and night depository facilities. It operates 28 banking offices, 1 call center, and 31 automated teller machines in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington counties in Maryland; and in Berkeley, Mineral, Hardy, and Monongalia counties in West Virginia. The company was founded in 1900 and is headquartered in Oakland, Maryland..
VALHI INCORPORATED (NYSE:VHI) - Valhi, Inc. operates in the chemicals, component products, and waste management businesses. The company s Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigment, a white inorganic pigment used to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity, and durability for applications, such as coatings, plastics, paper, inks, food, and cosmetics. This segment also owns and operates ilmenite mines in Norway; and manufactures and sells iron-based chemicals, titanium oxychloride, and titanyl sulfate. Its Component Products segment manufactures mechanical and electronic cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms, including disc tumbler locks, pin tumbler locking mechanisms, and electronic locks used in applications, such as ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and gaming machines, high security medical cabinetry, electrical circuit panels, storage compartments, and gas station security. This segment also offers furniture components comprising precision ball bearing slides; and computer keyboard, monitor, and CPU support systems for use in applications, such as file cabinets, desks, computer server racks, wall mounted computer applications, home appliances, imaging equipment, and automated teller machines. In addition, this segment manufactures and distributes stainless steel exhaust components, gauges, throttle controls, hardware, and accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats. The company s Waste Management segment processes, treats, stores, and disposes hazardous and toxic wastes. This segment serves nuclear utilities, chemical, aerospace, and electronics businesses, as well as governmental agencies. It also offers insurance brokerage and risk management services; holds marketable securities and other investments; utility services; and owns and develops properties. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in Dallas, Texas. Valhi, Inc. is a subsidiary of Contran Corporation..
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