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Who Has Been Buying LiCo Energy Metals Inc. (CVE:LIC) Shares?

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We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. On the other hand, we'd be remiss not to mention that insider sales have been known to precede tough periods for a business. So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in LiCo Energy Metals Inc. (CVE:LIC).

What Is Insider Selling?

Most investors know that it is quite permissible for company leaders, such as directors of the board, to buy and sell stock in the company. However, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.

We would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. For example, a Harvard University study found that 'insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.

See our latest analysis for LiCo Energy Metals

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At LiCo Energy Metals

While no particular insider transaction stood out, we can still look at the overall trading.

LiCo Energy Metals insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

TSXV:LIC Recent Insider Trading, January 3rd 2020

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Does LiCo Energy Metals Boast High 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. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. From our data, it seems that LiCo Energy Metals insiders own 7.4% of the company, worth about CA$62k. Overall, this level of ownership isn't that impressive, but it's certainly better than nothing!

So What Do The LiCo Energy Metals Insider Transactions Indicate?

It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded LiCo Energy Metals shares in the last quarter. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. The transactions are fine but it'd be more encouraging if LiCo Energy Metals insiders bought more shares in the company. I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow for free.

But note: LiCo Energy Metals 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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