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Did Lianluo Smart Limited (NASDAQ:LLIT) Insiders Buy Up More Shares?

Lester Strauss

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 Lianluo Smart Limited (NASDAQ:LLIT).

What Is Insider Selling?

Most investors know that it is quite permissible for company leaders, such as directors of the board, to buy and sell stock on the market. However, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.

Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. For example, a Harvard University study found that ‘insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.’

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Lianluo Smart Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Chairman Zhitao He bought US$793k worth of shares at a price of US$2.60 per share. That means that even when the share price was higher, an insider wanted to purchase shares. It’s very possible they regret the purchase, but it’s more likely they are bullish about the company. It’s not at all bad to see insiders buy shares at or above current prices. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was Zhitao He.

Zhitao He bought 471.50k shares over the last 12 months at an average price of US$2.12. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

NasdaqCM:LLIT Insider Trading January 18th 19

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Insider Ownership of Lianluo Smart

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Insiders own 12% of Lianluo Smart shares, worth about US$2.6m, according to our data. We do generally prefer see higher levels of insider ownership.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Lianluo Smart Tell Us?

The fact that there have been no Lianluo Smart insider transactions recently certainly doesn’t bother us. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. While we have no worries about the insider transactions, we’d be more comfortable if they owned more Lianluo Smart stock. To put this in context, take a look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.