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Insider Buying Jumps: Kodak, Ultratech, Tuesday Morning and More

With the third-quarter earnings reports winding down, one thing is for sure: the windows that have been closed for insiders to buy and sell stocks from their respective companies have opened — and are opened wide. With less than two months left in the 2015 trading year, and the markets hovering near the highest levels to date, the insider buying and selling is picking up speed.

We cover insider buying every week at 24/7 Wall St., and we like to remind readers that while insider buying is usually a very positive sign, it is not in of itself a reason to run out and buy a stock. Sometimes insiders and 10% owners have stock purchase plans set up at intervals to add to their holdings. That aside, it still remains a positive indicator.

Here are some of the companies that reported notable insider buying this past week.

Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE: KODK) once ruled photography and was a prominent member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The rise of digital technology, and perhaps a failure to see the future, hammered the company, and it is rebuilding. Last week two big institutional buyers, who are 10% owners, and a top executive purchased stock. Blackstone and GSO Capital partners made two buys. One was 210,000 shares at prices...