Executives Buying These 5 Penny Stocks


Although US stock futures traded slightly lower this morning, there were a few notable insider trades.

When insiders purchase or sell shares, it indicates their confidence or concern around the company's prospects. Investors and traders interested in penny stocks can consider this a factor in their overall investment or trading decision.

Below is a look at a few recent notable insider transactions for penny stocks. For more, check out Benzinga's insider transactions platform.


  • The Trade: LiveOne, Inc. LVO CEO and Chairman Robert S Ellin acquired a total of 25,000 shares at an average price of $0.94. To acquire these shares, it cost $23.45 thousand.
  • What’s Happening: LiveOne recently posted a Q3 loss of $0.15 per share on sales of $32.90 million.
  • What LiveOne Does: LiveOne Inc, formerly LiveXLive Media Inc is the premium internet networks devoted to live music and music-related video content.

Rise Gold

  • The Trade: Rise Gold Corp. RYES Director John Proust acquired a total of 3,875 shares at an average price of $0.61. The insider spent around $2.37 thousand to buy those shares.
  • What’s Happening: Rise Gold recently reported Water Supply Assessment approval for Idaho-Maryland Mine Project.
  • What Rise Gold Does: Rise Gold Corp is a mineral exploration stage mining company and its primary asset is a major past producing Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine property near Grass Valley, California, United States.

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Lument Finance Trust

  • The Trade: Lument Finance Trust, Inc. LFT Director Walter Keenan acquired a total of 50,000 shares at an average price of $3.06. To acquire these shares, it cost around $153 thousand.
  • What’s Happening: Lument Finance Trust recently reported expiration of transferable rights offering.
  • What Lument Finance Trust Does: Lument Finance Trust Inc operates as a real estate investment trust. The company is engaged in investment, financing, and management of a portfolio of commercial real estate debt investments.

Vista Gold

  • The Trade: Vista Gold Corp. VGZ 10% owner Palmedo Peter acquired a total of 1,300,000 shares at an average price of $1.10. The insider spent $1.43 million to buy those shares.
  • What’s Happening: The company’s shares gained around 17% over the past month.
  • What Vista Gold Does: Vista Gold Corp is a gold mining company. It is engaged in evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and potential development projects.

OPKO Health

  • The Trade: OPKO Health, Inc. OPK 10% owner Frost Gamma Investments Trust acquired a total of 100,000 shares at an average price of $3.04. The insider spent $303.57 thousand to buy those shares.
  • What’s Happening: Pfizer and Opko's once-weekly NGENLA injection receives marketing authorization in the EU for the treatment of pediatric growth hormone deficiency.
  • What OPKO Health Does: Opko Health is a diversified biotechnology company that operates pharmaceutical and diagnostic development programs. Opko's diagnostics business includes a core genetic testing operation.
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