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Insider Buying: The CPPGroup Plc (LON:CPP) Non-Executive Chairman of the Board Just Bought 43% More Shares

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Potential CPPGroup Plc (LON:CPP) shareholders may wish to note that the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Richard Lapthorne, recently bought UK£82k worth of stock, paying UK£0.041 for each share. That's a very solid buy in our book, and increased their holding by a noteworthy 43%.

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CPPGroup Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by Richard Lapthorne is the biggest insider purchase of CPPGroup shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at around the current price of UK£0.043. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. While we always like to see insider buying, it's less meaningful if the purchases were made at much lower prices, as the opportunity they saw may have passed. In this case we're pleased to report that the insider purchases were made at close to current prices.

In the last twelve months CPPGroup insiders were buying shares, but not selling. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

AIM:CPP Recent Insider Trading May 2nd 2020

There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Does CPPGroup Boast High Insider Ownership?

Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. CPPGroup insiders own about UK£15m worth of shares (which is 44% of the company). Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.

So What Do The CPPGroup Insider Transactions Indicate?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. But on the other hand, the company made a loss during the last year, which makes us a little cautious. Once you factor in the high insider ownership, it certainly seems like insiders are positive about CPPGroup. That's what I like to see! So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. Case in point: We've spotted 4 warning signs for CPPGroup you should be aware of, and 1 of these can't be ignored.

But note: CPPGroup 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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