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The Independent Director of TFI International Inc. (TSE:TFII), Diane Giard, Just Bought A Few More Shares

Simply Wall St
·3 min read

Potential TFI International Inc. (TSE:TFII) shareholders may wish to note that the Independent Director, Diane Giard, recently bought CA$221k worth of stock, paying CA$44.13 for each share. Although the purchase is not a big one, by either a percentage standpoint or absolute value, it can be seen as a good sign.

See our latest analysis for TFI International

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At TFI International

Notably, that recent purchase by Diane Giard is the biggest insider purchase of TFI International shares that we've seen in the last year. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is CA$45.29. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. We do always like to see insider buying, but it is worth noting if those purchases were made at well below today's share price, as the discount to value may have narrowed with the rising price. The good news for TFI International share holders is that insiders were buying at near the current price.

While TFI International insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn't sell. 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!

TSX:TFII Recent Insider Trading June 19th 2020
TSX:TFII Recent Insider Trading June 19th 2020

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

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. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. It's great to see that TFI International insiders own 5.4% of the company, worth about CA$211m. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About TFI International Insiders?

It is good to see recent purchasing. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest TFI International insiders are well aligned, and quite possibly think the share price is too low. Looks promising! In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing TFI International. For example - TFI International has 3 warning signs we think you should be aware of.

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity 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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