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Should You Take Comfort From Insider Transactions At K.C.P. Sugar and Industries Corporation Limited (NSE:KCPSUGIND)?

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It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in K.C.P. Sugar and Industries Corporation Limited (NSE:KCPSUGIND).

What Is Insider Buying?

It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company. However, rules govern insider transactions, and certain disclosures are required.

We don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. As Peter Lynch said, 'insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.'

View our latest analysis for K.C.P. Sugar and Industries

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At K.C.P. Sugar and Industries

There wasn't any very large single transaction over the last year, but we can still observe some trading.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders bought 77000 shares for a total of ₹1.1m. In the last twelve months K.C.P. Sugar and Industries insiders were buying shares, but not selling. The average buy price was around ₹14.81. I'd consider this a positive as it suggests insiders see value at around the current price, which is ₹13.05. 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!

NSEI:KCPSUGIND Recent Insider Trading, September 18th 2019

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).

Are K.C.P. Sugar and Industries Insiders Buying Or Selling?

Over the last three months, we've seen a bit of insider buying at K.C.P. Sugar and Industries. Insiders purchased ₹553k worth of shares in that period. It's great to see that insiders are only buying, not selling. However, in this case the amount invested recently is quite small.

Insider Ownership of K.C.P. Sugar and Industries

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Our data indicates that K.C.P. Sugar and Industries insiders own about ₹150m worth of shares (which is 10% of the company). We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. Whilst better than nothing, we're not overly impressed by these holdings.

What Might The Insider Transactions At K.C.P. Sugar and Industries Tell Us?

It is good to see recent purchasing. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about K.C.P. Sugar and Industries. One for the watchlist, at least! I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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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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