8 Stocks Under $5 Seeing Institutional And Insider Buying

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Here we present a list of eight stocks trading under $5 that have seen net institutional and insider buying over the current quarter and past six months, respectively.

Hedge funds and insiders seem to think these companies offer good value at current levels–what do you think? 

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1. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LXRX): Focuses on the discovery and development of drug candidates for the treatment of various human diseases. Market cap at $1.11B, most recent closing price at $2.16.

Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 13.8M shares, which represents about 6.07% of the company's float of 227.31M shares.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 3,000,000 shares, which represents about 1.32% of the company's 227.31M share float.

2. Mattersight Corporation (MATR): Provides enterprise analytics managed services. Market cap at $74.72M, most recent closing price at $4.39.

Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 341.6K shares, which represents about 5.86% of the company's float of 5.83M shares.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 453,091 shares, which represents about 7.77% of the company's 5.83M share float.

3. MannKind Corp. (MNKD): Focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutic products for diabetes and cancer. Market cap at $1.02B, most recent closing price at $3.54.

Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 13.2M shares, which represents about 8.67% of the company's float of 152.29M shares.

Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 39,997,650 shares, which represents about 26.26% of the company's 152.29M share float.