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Chief Development Officer & Executive Director Philippus van Niekerk Just Sold A Bunch Of Shares In Kalium Lakes Limited (ASX:KLL)

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Anyone interested in Kalium Lakes Limited (ASX:KLL) should probably be aware that the Chief Development Officer & Executive Director, Philippus van Niekerk, recently divested AU$520k worth of shares in the company, at an average price of AU$0.50 each. That sale was 29% of their holding, so it does make us raise an eyebrow.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Kalium Lakes

In fact, the recent sale by Philippus van Niekerk was the biggest sale of Kalium Lakes shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. So what is clear is that an insider saw fit to sell at around the current price of AU$0.49. We generally don't like to see insider selling, but the lower the sale price, the more it concerns us. In this case, the big sale took place at around the current price, so it's not too bad (but it's still not a positive).

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!

ASX:KLL Recent Insider Trading, October 12th 2019

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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 appears that Kalium Lakes insiders own 26% of the company, worth about AU$48m. 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 Kalium Lakes Insiders?

Unfortunately, there has been more insider selling of Kalium Lakes stock, than buying, in the last three months. Despite some insider buying, the longer term picture doesn't make us feel much more positive. Insider ownership isn't particularly high, so this analysis makes us cautious about the company. We'd think twice before buying! Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Kalium Lakes.

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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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