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Don't Ignore The Fact That This Insider Just Sold Some Shares In K-TIG Limited (ASX:KTG)

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Anyone interested in K-TIG Limited (ASX:KTG) should probably be aware that the Non Executive Director, Kieran Purcell, recently divested AU$294k worth of shares in the company, at an average price of AU$0.33 each. However, the silver lining is that the sale only reduced their total holding by 8.8%, so we're hesitant to read anything much into it, on its own.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At K-TIG

In fact, the recent sale by Kieran Purcell was the biggest sale of K-TIG shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that an insider was selling shares at around the current price of AU$0.32. While insider selling is a negative, to us, it is more negative if the shares are sold at a lower price. We note that this sale took place at around the current price, so it isn't a major concern, though it's hardly a good sign.

You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

ASX:KTG Recent Insider Trading, October 19th 2019

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Does K-TIG Boast High Insider Ownership?

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Our data suggests K-TIG insiders own 1.6% of the company, worth about AU$715k. However, it's possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. I generally like to see higher levels of ownership.

So What Does This Data Suggest About K-TIG Insiders?

An insider sold K-TIG shares recently, but they didn't buy any. And there weren't any purchases to give us comfort, over the last year. Insiders own relatively few shares in the company, and when you consider the sales, we're not particularly excited about the stock. So we're not rushing to buy, to say the least. I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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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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