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Great news for CT Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:CRT.UN): Insiders acquired stock in large numbers last year

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When a single insider purchases stock, it is typically not a major deal. However, when multiple insiders purchase stock, like in CT Real Estate Investment Trust's (TSE:CRT.UN) instance, it's good news for shareholders.

While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.

Check out our latest analysis for CT Real Estate Investment Trust

CT Real Estate Investment Trust Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Dean McCann bought CA$310k worth of shares at a price of CA$15.48 per share. We do like to see buying, but this purchase was made at well below the current price of CA$17.60. Because the shares were purchased at a lower price, this particular buy doesn't tell us much about how insiders feel about the current share price.

In the last twelve months CT Real Estate Investment Trust insiders were buying shares, but not selling. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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CT Real Estate Investment Trust is not the only stock that insiders are buying. For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.

Insider Ownership

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Our data suggests CT Real Estate Investment Trust insiders own 0.1% of the company, worth about CA$4.3m. We consider this fairly low insider ownership.

So What Do The CT Real Estate Investment Trust Insider Transactions Indicate?

It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded CT Real Estate Investment Trust shares in the last quarter. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. The transactions are fine but it'd be more encouraging if CT Real Estate Investment Trust insiders bought more shares in the company. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. For instance, we've identified 3 warning signs for CT Real Estate Investment Trust (2 don't sit too well with us) you should be aware of.

Of course CT Real Estate Investment Trust may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of high quality 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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