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Bullish Bitcoin Well Inc. (CVE:BTCW) insiders filled their treasuries with CA$817k worth of stock over last year

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It is usually uneventful when a single insider buys stock. However, When quite a few insiders buy shares, as it happened in Bitcoin Well Inc.'s (CVE:BTCW) case, it's fantastic news for shareholders.

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.

See our latest analysis for Bitcoin Well

Bitcoin Well Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

The Founder Adam O’Brien made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for CA$592k worth of shares at a price of CA$0.29 each. That means that even when the share price was higher than CA$0.11 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when insiders have purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders paid CA$817k for 2.85m shares. But they sold 500.00k shares for CA$40k. Overall, Bitcoin Well insiders were net buyers during the last year. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

Insiders at Bitcoin Well Have Bought Stock Recently

Over the last three months, we've seen a bit of insider buying at Bitcoin Well. Insiders shelled out CA$17k for shares in that time. It's good to see the insider buying, as well as the lack of recent sellers. But in this case the amount purchased means the recent transaction may not be very meaningful on its own.

Insider Ownership of Bitcoin Well

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Bitcoin Well insiders own 61% of the company, currently worth about CA$12m based on the recent share price. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Bitcoin Well Insiders?

We note a that there has been a bit of insider buying recently (but no selling). Overall the buying isn't worth writing home about. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. With high insider ownership and encouraging transactions, it seems like Bitcoin Well insiders think the business has merit. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. Case in point: We've spotted 2 warning signs for Bitcoin Well you should be aware of.

But note: Bitcoin Well 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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