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The Independent Non-Executive Chairman of City Chic Collective Limited (ASX:CCX), Michael Graham Kay, Just Bought 13% More Shares

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Potential City Chic Collective Limited (ASX:CCX) shareholders may wish to note that the Independent Non-Executive Chairman, Michael Graham Kay, recently bought AU$156k worth of stock, paying AU$1.56 for each share. That's a very decent purchase to our minds and it grew their holding by a solid 13%.

See our latest analysis for City Chic Collective

City Chic Collective Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by Independent Non-Executive Chairman Michael Graham Kay was not the only time they bought City Chic Collective shares this year. They previously made an even bigger purchase of AU$192k worth of shares at a price of AU$3.84 per share. That means that even when the share price was higher than AU$1.66 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock if insiders have bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price.

City Chic Collective insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. Their average price was about AU$2.64. These transactions suggest that insiders have considered the current price attractive. 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!

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City Chic Collective 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 Of City Chic Collective

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. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Our data indicates that City Chic Collective insiders own about AU$11m worth of shares (which is 2.8% of the company). We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. We do generally prefer see higher levels of insider ownership.

So What Does This Data Suggest About City Chic Collective Insiders?

The recent insider purchases are heartening. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. Insiders likely see value in City Chic Collective shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing City Chic Collective. Case in point: We've spotted 1 warning sign for City Chic Collective you should be aware of.

But note: City Chic Collective 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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This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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