Even if it's not a huge purchase, we think it was good to see that Dzeki Mackinovski, the Executive Vice President of Purchasing of Kongsberg Automotive ASA (OB:KOA) recently shelled out kr291k to buy stock, at kr3.45 per share. While that isn't the hugest buy, it actually boosted their shareholding by 94%, which is good to see.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Kongsberg Automotive
Notably, that recent purchase by Executive Vice President of Purchasing Dzeki Mackinovski was not the only time they bought Kongsberg Automotive shares this year. Earlier in the year, they paid kr5.15 per share in a kr461k purchase. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of kr3.34. 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. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.
Kongsberg Automotive insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. 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 Kongsberg Automotive
I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with 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. From what we can see in our data, insiders own only about kr3.7m worth of Kongsberg Automotive shares. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. It's always possible we are missing something but from our data, it looks like insider ownership is minimal.
What Might The Insider Transactions At Kongsberg Automotive Tell Us?
It is good to see the recent insider purchase. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. While the overall levels of insider ownership are below what we'd like to see, the history of transactions imply that Kongsberg Automotive insiders are reasonably well aligned, and optimistic for the future. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. At Simply Wall St, we've found that Kongsberg Automotive has 3 warning signs (1 is concerning!) that deserve your attention before going any further with your analysis.
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