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EVP, General Counsel, Sec. Deborah Marson Sells 2,000 Shares of Iron Mountain Inc (IRM)

On November 3, 2023, Deborah Marson, the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Iron Mountain Inc (NYSE:IRM), sold 2,000 shares of the company. This recent insider activity has sparked interest among investors and market analysts, prompting a closer look at the company's stock performance and insider trading trends.

Iron Mountain Inc is a leading provider of storage and information management services. The company's real estate network of more than 90 million square feet across more than 1,480 facilities in approximately 50 countries allows it to serve customers around the globe with speed and accuracy. Its solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding, helping organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information.

Over the past year, the insider has sold a total of 19,131 shares and purchased 0 shares. This recent sale of 2,000 shares is part of a larger trend of insider selling at Iron Mountain Inc. Over the past year, there have been 35 insider sells and 0 insider buys.

EVP, General Counsel, Sec. Deborah Marson Sells 2,000 Shares of Iron Mountain Inc (IRM)
EVP, General Counsel, Sec. Deborah Marson Sells 2,000 Shares of Iron Mountain Inc (IRM)

The stock was trading at $60.31 per share on the day of the insider's recent sale, giving the company a market cap of $17.59 billion. The price-earnings ratio is 46.71, significantly higher than the industry median of 16.72 and the companys historical median price-earnings ratio. This suggests that the stock may be overvalued compared to its peers and its own historical performance.

According to the GuruFocus Value, which is an intrinsic value estimate developed by GuruFocus based on historical multiples, a GuruFocus adjustment factor, and future estimates of business performance, Iron Mountain Inc has a price-to-GF-Value ratio of 1.06. This indicates that the stock is fairly valued.

EVP, General Counsel, Sec. Deborah Marson Sells 2,000 Shares of Iron Mountain Inc (IRM)
EVP, General Counsel, Sec. Deborah Marson Sells 2,000 Shares of Iron Mountain Inc (IRM)

The insider's recent sale of shares could be interpreted in several ways. It could be a personal financial decision or a lack of confidence in the company's future performance. However, it's important to note that insider selling does not necessarily indicate a negative outlook for the company. Insiders may sell shares for various reasons, and it does not always reflect their view of the company's future prospects.

Investors should always consider the broader context of insider transactions and other relevant market data before making investment decisions. In the case of Iron Mountain Inc, despite the recent insider selling, the stock appears to be fairly valued according to the GuruFocus Value.

As always, it's crucial to conduct thorough research and consider multiple factors before making investment decisions. Insider transactions are just one piece of the puzzle when evaluating a company's stock.

This article, generated by GuruFocus, is designed to provide general insights and is not tailored financial advice. Our commentary is rooted in historical data and analyst projections, utilizing an impartial methodology, and is not intended to serve as specific investment guidance. It does not formulate a recommendation to purchase or divest any stock and does not consider individual investment objectives or financial circumstances. Our objective is to deliver long-term, fundamental data-driven analysis. Be aware that our analysis might not incorporate the most recent, price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative information. GuruFocus holds no position in the stocks mentioned herein.

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