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Did Bayshore Petroleum Corp. (CVE:BSH) Insiders Buy Up More Shares?

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We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. On the other hand, we'd be remiss not to mention that insider sales have been known to precede tough periods for a business. So before you buy or sell Bayshore Petroleum Corp. (CVE:BSH), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.

What Is Insider Selling?

It's quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

We would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. But it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. For example, a Columbia University study found that 'insiders are more likely to engage in open market purchases of their own company’s stock when the firm is about to reveal new agreements with customers and suppliers'.

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Bayshore Petroleum Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Chairman Po Chan made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for CA$750k worth of shares at a price of CA$0.015 each. We do like to see buying, but this purchase was made at well below the current price of CA$0.025. While it does suggest insiders consider the stock undervalued at lower prices, this transaction doesn't tell us much about what they think of current prices.

Bayshore Petroleum insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

TSXV:BSH Recent Insider Trading, September 20th 2019

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Does Bayshore Petroleum Boast High Insider Ownership?

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. From looking at our data, insiders own CA$43k worth of Bayshore Petroleum stock, about 2.1% of the company. I generally like to see higher levels of ownership.

So What Do The Bayshore Petroleum Insider Transactions Indicate?

The fact that there have been no Bayshore Petroleum insider transactions recently certainly doesn't bother us. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. We'd like to see bigger individual holdings. However, we don't see anything to make us think Bayshore Petroleum insiders are doubting the company. I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow for free.

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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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