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A Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (NYSE:AAIC) insider increased their holdings by 3.6% last year

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From what we can see, insiders were net buyers in Arlington Asset Investment Corp.'s (NYSE:AAIC ) during the past 12 months. That is, insiders acquired the stock in greater numbers than they sold it.

While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.

Check out our latest analysis for Arlington Asset Investment

Arlington Asset Investment Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when President J. Tonkel bought US$77k worth of shares at a price of US$3.90 per share. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of US$3.82. It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. It is encouraging to see an insider paid above the current price for shares, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels. J. Tonkel was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months. Notably J. Tonkel was also the biggest seller.

J. Tonkel purchased 35.00k shares over the year. The average price per share was US$3.85. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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Arlington Asset Investment is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

Insider Ownership

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Our data suggests Arlington Asset Investment insiders own 3.1% of the company, worth about US$3.7m. We prefer to see high levels of insider ownership.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Arlington Asset Investment Insiders?

The fact that there have been no Arlington Asset Investment insider transactions recently certainly doesn't bother us. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. While we have no worries about the insider transactions, we'd be more comfortable if they owned more Arlington Asset Investment stock. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Arlington Asset Investment. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 1 warning sign for Arlington Asset Investment you should know about.

But note: Arlington Asset Investment may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

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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