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Insider Buying: The Kore Potash plc (LON:KP2) Independent Non-Executive Chairman Just Bought 20% More Shares

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Investors who take an interest in Kore Potash plc (LON:KP2) should definitely note that the Independent Non-Executive Chairman, David Hathorn, recently paid UK£0.011 per share to buy UK£254k worth of the stock. That's a very solid buy in our book, and increased their holding by a noteworthy 20%.

Check out our latest analysis for Kore Potash

Kore Potash Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by David Hathorn is the biggest insider purchase of Kore Potash shares that we've seen in the last year. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is UK£0.011. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. We do always like to see insider buying, but it is worth noting if those purchases were made at well below today's share price, as the discount to value may have narrowed with the rising price. Happily, the Kore Potash insider decided to buy shares at close to current prices. David Hathorn was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.

You can see the insider transactions (by companies and 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!

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Kore Potash is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

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. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Insiders own 9.4% of Kore Potash shares, worth about UK£3.0m, according to our data. But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven't picked up on. Whilst better than nothing, we're not overly impressed by these holdings.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Kore Potash Tell Us?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. But on the other hand, the company made a loss during the last year, which makes us a little 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 Kore Potash stock. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. Case in point: We've spotted 5 warning signs for Kore Potash you should be aware of, and 2 of these don't sit too well with us.

But note: Kore Potash 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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