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G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ:WILC) Insiders Increased Their Holdings

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We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So before you buy or sell G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ:WILC), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.

What Is Insider Buying?

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.

We don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. As Peter Lynch said, 'insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.'

See our latest analysis for G. Willi-Food International

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At G. Willi-Food International

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Co-Chairman of the Board Zwi Williger bought US$100k worth of shares at a price of US$7.00 per share. That implies that an insider found the current (approximate) price enticing. Of course they may have changed their mind. But this suggests they are optimistic. In any event it's generally a positive if insiders are buying shares at around the current price. Zwi Williger was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.

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!

NasdaqCM:WILC Recent Insider Trading, April 3rd 2019
NasdaqCM:WILC Recent Insider Trading, April 3rd 2019

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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. Our data suggests G. Willi-Food International insiders own 3.4% of the company, worth about US$3.6m. We consider this fairly low insider ownership.

So What Does This Data Suggest About G. Willi-Food International Insiders?

The fact that there have been no G. Willi-Food International insider transactions recently certainly doesn't bother us. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. The transactions are fine but it'd be more encouraging if G. Willi-Food International insiders bought more shares in the company. Along with insider transactions, I recommend checking if G. Willi-Food International is growing revenue. This free chart of historic revenue and earnings should make that easy.

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

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