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The CEO & Non-Independent Executive Director of Heartland Group Holdings Limited (NZSE:HGH), Jeffrey Greenslade, Just Bought 2.6% More Shares

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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Heartland Group Holdings Limited (NZSE:HGH) CEO & Non-Independent Executive Director, Jeffrey Greenslade, recently bought NZ$59k worth of stock, for NZ$1.17 per share. That might not be a big purchase but it only increased their holding by 2.6%, and could be interpreted as a good sign.

Check out our latest analysis for Heartland Group Holdings

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Heartland Group Holdings

Notably, that recent purchase by Jeffrey Greenslade is the biggest insider purchase of Heartland Group Holdings shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that even when the share price was higher than NZ$1.04 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. It is encouraging to see an insider paid above the current price for shares, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels. Jeffrey Greenslade was the only individual insider to buy over the year.

You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

NZSE:HGH Recent Insider Trading, March 20th 2020
NZSE:HGH Recent Insider Trading, March 20th 2020

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).

Insider Ownership of Heartland Group Holdings

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by 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. Heartland Group Holdings insiders own about NZ$81m worth of shares. That equates to 13% of the company. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Heartland Group Holdings Insiders?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Heartland Group Holdings insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. Case in point: We've spotted 2 warning signs for Heartland Group Holdings you should be aware of.

But note: Heartland Group Holdings 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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