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Usually, when one insider buys stock, it might not be a monumental event. But when multiple insiders are buying like they did in the case of AmpliTech Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMPG), that sends out a positive message to the company's shareholders.
While we would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At AmpliTech Group
The Independent Director Daniel Mazziota made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$101k worth of shares at a price of US$6.44 each. That means that even when the share price was higher than US$3.53 (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. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when insiders have purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price.
In the last twelve months AmpliTech Group insiders were buying shares, but not selling. The average buy price was around US$5.37. I'd consider this a positive as it suggests insiders see value at around the current price. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!
There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.
Have AmpliTech Group Insiders Traded Recently?
We saw some AmpliTech Group insider buying shares in the last three months. Founder Fawad Maqbool bought US$8.7k worth of shares in that time. We like it when there are only buyers, and no sellers. However, in this case the amount invested recently is quite small.
Does AmpliTech Group Boast High 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. Insiders own 30% of AmpliTech Group shares, worth about US$9.8m. 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 Does This Data Suggest About AmpliTech Group Insiders?
Our data shows a little insider buying, but no selling, in the last three months. That said, the purchases were not large. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. Insiders own shares in AmpliTech Group and we see no evidence to suggest they are worried about 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. For example, AmpliTech Group has 4 warning signs (and 1 which is concerning) we think you should know about.
But note: AmpliTech Group may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE 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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