SOURCE: Form4Oracle

December 13, 2007 08:00 ET

Insider Buying Activity Identifies Strong Buying Opportunities in the Banking and Real Estate Market Segments

The Market Downturn in Both the Banking and Real Estate Market Segments Is Creating Strong Buying Opportunities for the Intelligent Investor; These Buying Opportunities Can Be Identified Through Analyzing Significant Trends in Insider Buying Activity That Have Occurred Over the Past Two Years

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - Insider buying occurs only when corporate insiders, those who know the most about a company's future prospects, believe that the value of the stock will increase., a company that specializes in making insider trading activity available to the individual investor, has identified multiple buying opportunities in both the banking and real estate market segments.

In the banking segment, Regions Financial Corporation has experienced a dramatic shift in insider buying patterns. Over the past 12 months, there have been 17 insider buyers and only one insider seller. This compares to only four insider buyers and 12 insider sellers in the previous 12 months. The shift in insider mentality is clear to see. A similar story can be told about Wilshire Bancorp. Insider buyers at this firm have outnumbered sellers 11 to one over the past 12 months. This compares to the sellers outnumbering buyers by a ratio of five to one during the previous 12 months.

The real estate market also has hidden gems for those with the tools to find them. At Equity One, insiders have purchased $64.99M more than they have sold over the past twelve months. This compares with the previous 12 months where insiders sold $22.09M more than they purchased. Grubb and Ellis is another firm where there has been a shift in insider buying sentiment, with net purchases of $4.77M over the past 12 months compared with net sales of $45.91M during the previous 12 months.

Both of these market segments have been hurt by the recent sub-prime crisis. As president Kennedy once reminded us, "When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger while the other represents opportunity." It means opportunity for those who are prepared to take advantage and danger for those who aren't. Form4Oracle provides tools that individual investors can use to capitalize on the opportunity presented by the sub-prime crisis.

"It's a fact that company insiders know their own company and market space better than anyone and are the best-qualified people to assess the future prospects for the stock. No one buys a stock thinking that its price will go down -- they do so to make money. Form4Oracle provides individual investors with comprehensive search capabilities, best-of-breed user tools, and an unparalleled insider sentiment report that allows users to quickly identify the most promising investment opportunities," states Alex Romayev, Form4Oracle co-founder.

While there is no guaranteed way to determine which companies' stock will perform well and which will not, the people best positioned to understand a company's growth prospects are the corporate insiders. A well thought out investment strategy should always incorporate actual buying patterns from these individuals as a strong indicator of a stock's future potential performance.

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