Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Inghams Group Limited (ASX:ING) Independent Non-Executive Director, Robert Gordon, recently bought AU$53k worth of stock, for AU$2.65 per share. While that isn't the hugest buy, it actually boosted their shareholding by 78%, which is good to see.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Inghams Group
In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Independent Non-Executive Director Timothy James Longstaff bought AU$100k worth of shares at a price of AU$3.34 per share. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of AU$2.68. 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. 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.
In the last twelve months Inghams Group insiders were buying shares, but not selling. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!
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).
Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Our data suggests Inghams Group insiders own 0.4% of the company, worth about AU$3.9m. I generally like to see higher levels of ownership.
So What Do The Inghams Group Insider Transactions Indicate?
It is good to see the recent insider purchase. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. While the overall levels of insider ownership are below what we'd like to see, the history of transactions imply that Inghams Group insiders are reasonably well aligned, and optimistic for the future. 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. To help with this, we've discovered 2 warning signs (1 shouldn't be ignored!) that you ought to be aware of before buying any shares in Inghams Group.
Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.
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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