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The Chief Executive Officer of Collector AB (publ) (STO:COLL), Martin Nossman, Just Bought 1385% More Shares

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Collector AB (publ) (STO:COLL) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that the Chief Executive Officer, Martin Nossman, recently bought a whopping kr6.8m worth of stock, at a price of kr11.76. That purchase boosted their holding by 1385%, which makes us wonder if the move was inspired by quietly confident deeply-felt optimism.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Collector

Notably, that recent purchase by Martin Nossman is the biggest insider purchase of Collector shares that we've seen in the last year. That implies that an insider found the current price of kr14.60 per share to be enticing. Of course they may have changed their mind. But this suggests they are optimistic. If someone buys shares at well below current prices, it's a good sign on balance, but keep in mind they may no longer see value. In this case we're pleased to report that the insider purchases were made at close to current prices.

While Collector insiders bought shares last year, they didn't sell. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

OM:COLL Recent Insider Trading, March 22nd 2020

There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

Insider Ownership

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Our data indicates that Collector insiders own about kr63m worth of shares (which is 4.2% of the company). But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven't picked up on. Whilst better than nothing, we're not overly impressed by these holdings.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Collector Insiders?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of Collector we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. You'd be interested to know, that we found 1 warning sign for Collector and we suggest you have a look.

But note: Collector 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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