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Insider Buying: Martin Tuchman Just Spent US$87k On The Bank of Princeton (NASDAQ:BPRN) Shares

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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that Martin Tuchman, who is a company insider, recently bought US$87k worth of stock, for US$30.12 per share. Nevertheless, it only increased their shareholding by a minuscule percentage, and it wasn't a massive purchase by absolute value, either.

See our latest analysis for Bank of Princeton

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Bank of Princeton

Notably, that recent purchase by insider Martin Tuchman was not the only time they bought Bank of Princeton shares this year. Earlier in the year, they paid US$27.24 per share in a US$95k purchase. That implies that an insider found the current price of US$30.05 per share to be enticing. 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 Bank of Princeton insider decided to buy shares at close to current prices. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was Martin Tuchman.

Martin Tuchman purchased 6.40k shares over the year. The average price per share was US$28.55. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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

Insider Ownership of Bank of Princeton

Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Bank of Princeton insiders own about US$43m worth of shares. That equates to 21% of the company. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Bank of Princeton Tell Us?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of Bank of Princeton we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright 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. At Simply Wall St, we found 1 warning sign for Bank of Princeton that deserve your attention before buying any shares.

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity 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.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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