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Insider Buying: The Ambertech Limited (ASX:AMO) Non-Executive Chairman Just Bought AU$100k Worth Of Shares

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Even if it's not a huge purchase, we think it was good to see that Peter Wallace, the Non-Executive Chairman of Ambertech Limited (ASX:AMO) recently shelled out AU$100k to buy stock, at AU$0.11 per share. Even though that isn't a massive buy, it did increase their holding by 63%, which is a arguably a good sign.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Ambertech

Notably, that recent purchase by Peter Wallace is the biggest insider purchase of Ambertech shares that we've seen in the last year. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being AU$0.10). 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 is very important. 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.

While Ambertech insiders bought shares last year, they didn't sell. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

ASX:AMO Recent Insider Trading, December 21st 2019

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Insider Ownership

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. From our data, it seems that Ambertech insiders own 13% of the company, worth about AU$1.0m. However, it's possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. We do generally prefer see higher levels of insider ownership.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Ambertech Insiders?

The recent insider purchases are heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. However, we note that the company didn't make a profit over the last twelve months, which makes us cautious. On this analysis the only slight negative we see is the fairly low (overall) insider ownership; their transactions suggest that they are quite positive on Ambertech stock. To put this in context, take a look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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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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