Zacks Market Edge Highlights: Diamondback, Pioneer, Berry, Magnolia and Parsley

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Which Energy Stocks Are Insiders Buying Like Crazy?

Welcome to Episode #159 of the Zacks Market Edge Podcast.

Every week, host and Zacks stock strategist, Tracey Ryniec, will be joined by guests to discuss the hottest investing topics in stocks, bonds and ETFs and how it impacts your life.

In this episode, Tracey is going solo to discuss the oil plunge and the energy stocks.

With the energy stocks down, in some cases, more than 50%, some insiders have rushed to buy the beaten down shares.

Where should you be looking for energy deals?

The most obvious place would be in the exploration and production companies, the "E&Ps." These are the most sensitive to the move in crude prices.

They've been sold off, so they're likely to be the first to recover.

Where Can You Find the Insider Buys?

1. Anyone can find the insider transactions on

2. Put in the ticker you are interested in in the company information box.

3. Then click on the "insider transactions" link.

4. It will give you a list of all the transactions, including the sells, awards, gifts and purchases.

But Tracey has been running screens to find the best insider buys. Over the last few months some of the largest insider buys she has ever seen have occurred in the energy stocks.

Are the Insiders Buying E&P Stocks?

1. Diamondback EnergyFANG is one of the largest players in the Permian Basin. Shares are down over 30% year-to-date. But it hasn't seen any insider buying over the prior 2 months.

2. Pioneer Natural ResourcesPXD is also one of the other big Permian players. Shares are down "just" 22.6% but are at new 52-week lows. The insiders have been on the sidelines there too.

3. Berry Petroleum (BRY) is headquartered in California and focuses on the Western states. Two insiders bought shares in December, which have now fallen 32% year-to-date. It's trading with a forward P/E of just 7 and is paying a dividend currently yielding 4.6%.

4. Magnolia Oil & GasMGY saw the CEO and the General Counsel both buy shares in Dec 2018 even though shares are only down 13% year-to-date. This company is "new" in 2018 so there isn't much share history though.

5. Parsley EnergyPE drills in the Delaware and Midland Basins of the Permian. Three insiders bought shares in late November through early December. Shares have continued to sink, though, and are now down 47% year-to-date. It trades with a forward P/E of only 9.9.

At some of the E&Ps, more than a dozen insiders have stepped in to buy in the last 2 months.

This sends a powerful signal about the shares.

Which E&Ps have seen the most buying? And what else should you know about the big insider cluster buys in the energy stocks?

Tune into this week's podcast to find out.

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