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Insider Buying: The Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE:AHH) Vice Chairman Just Bought US$146k Worth Of Shares

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Potential Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE:AHH) shareholders may wish to note that the Vice Chairman, Louis Haddad, recently bought US$146k worth of stock, paying US$14.59 for each share. While that's a very decent purchase to our minds, it was proportionally a bit modest, boosting their holding by just 3.1%.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Armada Hoffler Properties

Notably, that recent purchase by Louis Haddad is the biggest insider purchase of Armada Hoffler Properties shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that even when the share price was higher than US$13.91 (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. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock when an insider has bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price. Louis Haddad was the only individual insider to buy over the year.

You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

NYSE:AHH Recent Insider Trading, March 12th 2020

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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. It's great to see that Armada Hoffler Properties insiders own 12% of the company, worth about US$129m. Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Armada Hoffler Properties Tell Us?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about Armada Hoffler Properties. Looks promising! So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 3 warning signs for Armada Hoffler Properties you should know about.

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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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