Anyone interested in Audioboom Group plc (LON:BOOM) should probably be aware that a company insider, Rodger Sargent, recently divested UK£130k worth of shares in the company, at an average price of UK£2.70 each. The eyebrow raising move amounted to a reduction of 16% in their holding.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Audioboom Group
In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when insider David Evans bought UK£130k worth of shares at a price of UK£2.70 per share. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being UK£2.48). It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when insiders have purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price.
Happily, we note that in the last year insiders paid UK£272k for 119.93k shares. But insiders sold 48000 shares worth UK£130k. In total, Audioboom Group insiders bought more than they sold over the last year. The average buy price was around UK£2.26. It's great to see insiders putting their own cash into the company's stock, albeit at below the recent share price. 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!
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Insider Ownership of Audioboom Group
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Our data indicates that Audioboom Group insiders own about UK£4.5m worth of shares (which is 13% of the company). Overall, this level of ownership isn't that impressive, but it's certainly better than nothing!
So What Do The Audioboom Group Insider Transactions Indicate?
We can't make any useful conclusions about recent trading, since insider buying and selling has been balanced. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. The transactions are fine but it'd be more encouraging if Audioboom Group insiders bought more shares in 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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