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Chi Kwan Hui Just Sold A Bunch Of Shares In Kirin Group Holdings Limited (HKG:8109)

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Some Kirin Group Holdings Limited (HKG:8109) shareholders may be a little concerned to see that insider Chi Kwan Hui recently sold a whopping HK$7.7m worth of stock at a price of HK$0.26 per share. Probably the most concerning element of the whole transaction is that the dump amounted to 100% of their entire holding.

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Kirin Group Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent sale by Chi Kwan Hui is the biggest insider sale of Kirin Group Holdings shares that we've seen in the last year. While insider selling is a negative, to us, it is more negative if the shares are sold at a lower price. The silver lining is that this sell-down took place above the latest price (HK$0.15). So it is hard to draw any strong conclusion from it.

Chi Kwan Hui ditched 37297041 shares over the year. The average price per share was HK$0.29. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

SEHK:8109 Recent Insider Trading, October 2nd 2019

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Insider Ownership

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. From our data, it seems that Kirin Group Holdings insiders own 14% of the company, worth about HK$4.1m. Overall, this level of ownership isn't that impressive, but it's certainly better than nothing!

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

An insider sold stock recently, but they haven't been buying. And even if we look to the last year, we didn't see any purchases. When you consider that most companies have higher levels of insider ownership, we're a little wary. We'd certainly think twice before buying! To put this in context, take a look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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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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