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Bullish PureCycle Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCT) insiders filled their treasuries with US$593k worth of stock over last 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 PureCycle Technologies, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:PCT) instance, it's good news for shareholders.

Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.

Check out our latest analysis for PureCycle Technologies

PureCycle Technologies Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by insider Melissa Westerman for US$199k worth of shares, at about US$17.47 per share. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of US$5.95. 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. 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.

In the last twelve months PureCycle Technologies insiders were buying shares, but not selling. Their average price was about US$13.64. This is nice to see since it implies that insiders might see value around current prices. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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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.

PureCycle Technologies Insiders Bought Stock Recently

Over the last three months, we've seen significant insider buying at PureCycle Technologies. In total, insiders bought US$175k worth of shares in that time, and we didn't record any sales whatsoever. That shows some optimism about the company's future.

Insider Ownership

Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. It's great to see that PureCycle Technologies insiders own 17% of the company, worth about US$124m. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At PureCycle Technologies Tell Us?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. Once you factor in the high insider ownership, it certainly seems like insiders are positive about PureCycle Technologies. That's what I like to see! So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. At Simply Wall St, we've found that PureCycle Technologies has 3 warning signs (2 are a bit unpleasant!) that deserve your attention before going any further with your analysis.

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity 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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