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Insider Buying: The Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited (HKG:306) Chairman Just Bought HK$37m Worth Of Shares

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Those following along with Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited (HKG:306) will no doubt be intrigued by the recent purchase of shares by Leung Pak Wong, Chairman of the company, who spent a stonking HK$37m on stock at an average price of HK$3.62. While that only increased their holding size by 4.4%, it is still a big swing by our standards.

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Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by Leung Pak Wong is the biggest insider purchase of Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings shares that we've seen in the last year. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being HK$3.25). It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.

In the last twelve months Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings insiders were buying shares, but not selling. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

SEHK:306 Recent Insider Trading, October 4th 2019

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).

Insider Ownership

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings insiders own about HK$772m worth of shares (which is 50% of the company). I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Insiders?

The recent insider purchases are heartening. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings insiders are well aligned, and quite possibly think the share price is too low. That's what I like to see! I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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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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