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Big Insider Purchases Uncovered At Albemarle Corporation (ALB), Mallinckrodt PLC (MNK), and Alexander & Baldwin Inc (ALEX)

If you’re looking for good investment ideas in the current highly-volatile market, which has battered many stocks in its wake, monitoring insider purchases is a very useful and underrated measure to help find them. It gives the retail investors a peek into how the management of companies sees the stock price progressing in the near-to-mid term, and needless to say, if anyone should have the inside track on predicting a company’s success, it’s insiders, even if they may be slightly biased. A number of studies have shown that imitating such trades could help investors outperform the broader market. It is common knowledge that insider purchases give strong bullish signals, but what is not so obvious is how to identify these trades quickly and efficiently. That’s where we come in. After scanning a number of such transactions we have gathered the most vital insider purchases filed recently, which involved Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB), Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE:MNK), and Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX).

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We pay attention to hedge funds’ moves because our research has shown that hedge funds are extremely talented at picking stocks on the long side of their portfolios. It is true that hedge fund investors have been underperforming the market in recent years. However, this was mainly because hedge funds’ short stock picks lost a ton of money during the bull market that started in March 2009. Hedge fund investors also paid an arm and a leg for the services that they received. We have been tracking the...