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Did TG Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:TGTX) Insiders Sell Shares?

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We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. The flip side of that is that there are more than a few examples of insiders dumping stock prior to a period of weak performance. So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in TG Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:TGTX).

What Is Insider Buying?

It's quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. 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 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.'

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TG Therapeutics Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the CFO, Corporate Secretary & Treasurer, Sean Power, for US$623k worth of shares, at about US$13.26 per share. We generally don't like to see insider selling, but the lower the sale price, the more it concerns us. The good news is that this large sale was at well above current price of US$7.91. So it is hard to draw any strong conclusion from it.

Over the last year, we note insiders sold 110k shares worth US$1.1m. In the last year TG Therapeutics insiders didn't buy any company stock. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

NasdaqCM:TGTX Recent Insider Trading, April 16th 2019

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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. TG Therapeutics insiders own about US$62m worth of shares. That equates to 9.5% of the company. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At TG Therapeutics Tell Us?

The fact that there have been no TG Therapeutics insider transactions recently certainly doesn't bother us. Our analysis of TG Therapeutics insider transactions leaves us cautious. But we do like the fact that insiders own a fair chunk of the company. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for TG Therapeutics.

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