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David Court of CT Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:CRT.UN) Just Spent CA$100k On A Handful Of Shares

Simply Wall St
·3 min read

Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that David Court, who is a company insider, recently bought CA$100k worth of stock, for CA$13.87 per share. Nevertheless, it only increased their shareholding by a minuscule percentage, and it wasn't a massive purchase by absolute value, either.

Check out our latest analysis for CT Real Estate Investment Trust

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At CT Real Estate Investment Trust

In fact, the recent purchase by David Court was the biggest purchase of CT Real Estate Investment Trust shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at around the current price of CA$14.00. Of course they may have changed their mind. But this suggests they are optimistic. We do always like to see insider buying, but it is worth noting if those purchases were made at well below today's share price, as the discount to value may have narrowed with the rising price. The good news for CT Real Estate Investment Trust share holders is that insiders were buying at near the current price.

In the last twelve months CT Real Estate Investment Trust insiders were buying shares, but not selling. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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CT Real Estate Investment Trust is not the only stock that insiders are buying. For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.

Insider Ownership

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. From looking at our data, insiders own CA$2.4m worth of CT Real Estate Investment Trust stock, about 0.08% of the company. We prefer to see high levels of insider ownership.

So What Does This Data Suggest About CT Real Estate Investment Trust Insiders?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. We would certainly prefer see higher levels of insider ownership but analysis of the insider transactions suggests that CT Real Estate Investment Trust insiders are expecting a bright future. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. Case in point: We've spotted 2 warning signs for CT Real Estate Investment Trust you should be aware of, and 1 of them is a bit unpleasant.

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity 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.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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