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The of Arendals Fossekompani ASA (OB:AFK), Kristine Landmark, Just Bought 42% More Shares

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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that Kristine Landmark, who is a company insider, recently bought kr307k worth of stock, for kr2,458 per share. While we're hesitant to get too excited about a purchase of that size, we do note it increased their holding by a solid 42%.

See our latest analysis for Arendals Fossekompani

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Arendals Fossekompani

Executive Vice President Torkil Mogstad made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for kr1.3m worth of shares at a price of kr2,648 each. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is kr2,650. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. We do always like to see insider buying, but it is worth noting if those purchases were made at well below today's share price, as the discount to value may have narrowed with the rising price. Happily, the Arendals Fossekompani insiders decided to buy shares at close to current prices.

While Arendals Fossekompani insiders bought shares last year, they didn't sell. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

OB:AFK Recent Insider Trading, January 11th 2020

There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Insider Ownership of Arendals Fossekompani

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It appears that Arendals Fossekompani insiders own 4.9% of the company, worth about kr287m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Arendals Fossekompani Insiders?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Arendals Fossekompani insiders are well aligned, and quite possibly think the share price is too low. One for the watchlist, at least! To put this in context, take a look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

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