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Bullish insiders at SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSE:SNC) loaded up on CA$1.0m of stock earlier this year

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Usually, when one insider buys stock, it might not be a monumental event. But when multiple insiders are buying like they did in the case of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSE:SNC), that sends out a positive message to the company's 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 SNC-Lavalin Group

SNC-Lavalin Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Independent Director Michael Pedersen bought CA$483k worth of shares at a price of CA$19.37 per share. Even though the purchase was made at a significantly lower price than the recent price (CA$33.56), we still think insider buying is a positive. Because the shares were purchased at a lower price, this particular buy doesn't tell us much about how insiders feel about the current share price.

While SNC-Lavalin Group insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn't sell. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. 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).

SNC-Lavalin Group Insiders Bought Stock Recently

We saw some SNC-Lavalin Group insider buying shares in the last three months. Independent Director Gary Baughman shelled out CA$24k for shares in that time. It's good to see the insider buying, as well as the lack of recent sellers. But the amount invested in the last three months isn't enough for us too put much weight on it, as a single factor.

Does SNC-Lavalin Group Boast High 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. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Insiders own 0.1% of SNC-Lavalin Group shares, worth about CA$7.2m, according to our data. Overall, this level of ownership isn't that impressive, but it's certainly better than nothing!

What Might The Insider Transactions At SNC-Lavalin Group Tell Us?

We note a that there has been a bit of insider buying recently (but no selling). That said, the purchases were not large. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. The transactions are fine but it'd be more encouraging if SNC-Lavalin Group insiders bought more shares in the company. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing SNC-Lavalin Group. While conducting our analysis, we found that SNC-Lavalin Group has 1 warning sign and it would be unwise to ignore it.

But note: SNC-Lavalin Group 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.

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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