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The of Fenix Resources Limited (ASX:FEX), Gavin Argyle, Just Bought 42% More Shares

Simply Wall St

Investors who take an interest in Fenix Resources Limited (ASX:FEX) should definitely note that insider Gavin Argyle recently paid AU$0.044 per share to buy AU$178k worth of the stock. That's a very solid buy in our book, and increased their holding by a noteworthy 42%.

Check out our latest analysis for Fenix Resources

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Fenix Resources

Notably, that recent purchase by Gavin Argyle is the biggest insider purchase of Fenix Resources shares that we've seen in the last year. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being AU$0.042). Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when an insider has purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price. Gavin Argyle was the only individual insider to buy over the year.

You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

ASX:FEX Recent Insider Trading, December 14th 2019
ASX:FEX Recent Insider Trading, December 14th 2019

There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Insider Ownership

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. It appears that Fenix Resources insiders own 16% of the company, worth about AU$1.8m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Do The Fenix Resources Insider Transactions Indicate?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Fenix Resources insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity and low debt.

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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