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Bullish insiders at Oakley Capital Investments Limited (LON:OCI) loaded up on UK£522k of stock earlier this year

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When a single insider purchases stock, it is typically not a major deal. However, when multiple insiders purchase stock, like in Oakley Capital Investments Limited's (LON:OCI) instance, it's good news for shareholders.

Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.

See our latest analysis for Oakley Capital Investments

Oakley Capital Investments Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Senior Partner & Co-Founder David Till bought UK£200k worth of shares at a price of UK£4.01 per share. That means that even when the share price was higher than UK£3.94 (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. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock if insiders have bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price.

While Oakley Capital Investments insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn't sell. 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 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).

Oakley Capital Investments Insiders Bought Stock Recently

It's good to see that Oakley Capital Investments insiders have made notable investments in the company's shares. Not only was there no selling that we can see, but they collectively bought UK£88k worth of shares. That shows some optimism about the company's future.

Insider Ownership

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. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Insiders own 11% of Oakley Capital Investments shares, worth about UK£76m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Do The Oakley Capital Investments Insider Transactions Indicate?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of Oakley Capital Investments we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. While conducting our analysis, we found that Oakley Capital Investments has 1 warning sign and it would be unwise to ignore this.

But note: Oakley Capital Investments 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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This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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