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Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE:FTK) insider upped their holding by 28% earlier this year

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Insiders were net buyers of Flotek Industries, Inc.'s (NYSE:FTK ) stock during the past year. That is, insiders bought more stock than they sold.

While we would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.

Check out our latest analysis for Flotek Industries

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Flotek Industries

The Independent Director Harsha Agadi made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$65k worth of shares at a price of US$1.33 each. That means that even when the share price was higher than US$1.01 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. It is encouraging to see an insider paid above the current price for shares, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels. Harsha Agadi was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.

Harsha Agadi bought a total of 90.00k shares over the year at an average price of US$1.32. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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Flotek Industries is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

Does Flotek Industries Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Our data indicates that Flotek Industries insiders own about US$5.0m worth of shares (which is 6.7% of the company). Whilst better than nothing, we're not overly impressed by these holdings.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Flotek Industries Tell Us?

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. While the overall levels of insider ownership are below what we'd like to see, the history of transactions imply that Flotek Industries insiders are reasonably well aligned, and optimistic for the future. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. Be aware that Flotek Industries is showing 5 warning signs in our investment analysis, and 2 of those are significant...

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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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