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The Chairman of Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO), Stephen Oswald, Just Bought 7.9% More Shares

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Potential Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) shareholders may wish to note that the Chairman, Stephen Oswald, recently bought US$445k worth of stock, paying US$44.50 for each share. While that's a very decent purchase to our minds, it was proportionally a bit modest, boosting their holding by just 7.9%.

See our latest analysis for Ducommun

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Ducommun

In fact, the recent purchase by Stephen Oswald was the biggest purchase of Ducommun shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that even when the share price was higher than US$43.68 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares is very important. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock when an insider has bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price. Stephen Oswald 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. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

NYSE:DCO Recent Insider Trading, February 28th 2020
NYSE:DCO Recent Insider Trading, February 28th 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).

Does Ducommun Boast High Insider Ownership?

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Insiders own 7.8% of Ducommun shares, worth about US$41m. 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 Ducommun Insider Transactions Indicate?

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 Ducommun insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Ducommun.

Of course Ducommun may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of high quality companies.

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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