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Insider Buying: The Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) Executive Chairman of the Board Just Bought US$2.0m Worth Of Shares

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Those following along with Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) will no doubt be intrigued by the recent purchase of shares by Lee Mitchell, Executive Chairman of the Board of the company, who spent a stonking US$2.0m on stock at an average price of US$26.71. There's no denying a buy of that magnitude suggests conviction in a brighter future, although we do note that proportionally it only increased their holding by 0.8%.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Cinemark Holdings

In fact, the recent purchase by Lee Mitchell was the biggest purchase of Cinemark Holdings shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of US$25.96. 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. In our view, the price an insider pays 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 Cinemark Holdings insiders bought shares last year, they didn't sell. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

NYSE:CNK Recent Insider Trading, March 1st 2020

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Does Cinemark Holdings Boast High 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 Cinemark Holdings insiders own 9.4% of the company, worth about US$284m. This kind of significant ownership by insiders does generally increase the chance that the company is run in the interest of all shareholders.

So What Do The Cinemark Holdings Insider Transactions Indicate?

The recent insider purchases are heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. Once you factor in the high insider ownership, it certainly seems like insiders are positive about Cinemark Holdings. One for the watchlist, at least! Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in Cinemark Holdings, you should check out this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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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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