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Wednesday 3/30 Insider Buying Report: AT, PICO

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Bargain hunters are wise to pay careful attention to insider buying, because although there are many various reasons for an insider to sell a stock, presumably the only reason they would use their hard-earned dollars to make a purchase, is that they expect to make money. Today we look at two noteworthy recent insider buys.

At Atlantic Power ( AT ), a filing with the SEC revealed that on Monday, EVP Commercial Development Joseph Cofelice purchased 38,070 shares of AT, at a cost of $2.36 each, for a total investment of $90,022. So far Cofelice is in the green, up about 9.1% on their purchase based on today's trading high of $2.58. Atlantic Power Corp is trading down about 1.6% on the day Wednesday. Before this latest buy, Cofelice bought AT on 6 other occasions during the past twelve months, for a total investment of $666,858 at an average of $1.84 per share.

And also on Monday, Director Raymond Victor Marino II bought $50,900 worth of PICO Holdings ( PICO ), buying 5,000 shares at a cost of $10.18 each. This purchase marks the first one filed by Marino II in the past year. PICO Holdings is trading up about 0.9% on the day Wednesday. So far Marino II is in the green, up about 6.8% on their buy based on today's trading high of $10.87.

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