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Have Insiders Been Buying Newmark Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NMRK) Shares This Year?

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We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Newmark Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NMRK).

What Is Insider Selling?

It's quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, rules govern insider transactions, and certain disclosures are required.

Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. But it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. For example, a Columbia University study found that 'insiders are more likely to engage in open market purchases of their own company’s stock when the firm is about to reveal new agreements with customers and suppliers'.

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Newmark Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Chief Executive Officer Barry Gosin bought US$6.4m worth of shares at a price of US$9.25 per share. That means that even when the share price was higher than US$9.21 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.

In the last twelve months insiders paid US$13m for 1.6m shares purchased. In the last twelve months Newmark Group insiders were buying shares, but not selling. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

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Insiders at Newmark Group Have Bought Stock Recently

Over the last quarter, Newmark Group insiders have spent a meaningful amount on shares. We can see that Barry Gosin paid US$4.3m for shares in the company. No-one sold. This makes one think the business has some good points.

Insider Ownership of Newmark 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. It's great to see that Newmark Group insiders own 5.5% of the company, worth about US$123m. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Newmark Group Tell Us?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Newmark Group insiders are well aligned, and quite possibly think the share price is too low. Nice! Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Newmark Group.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body.

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