Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Oklo Resources Limited (ASX:OKU) MD, CEO & Director, Simon Taylor, recently bought AU$103k worth of stock, for AU$0.26 per share. However, it only increased their shares held by 7.3%, and it wasn't a huge purchase by absolute value, either.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Oklo Resources
Notably, that recent purchase by Simon Taylor is the biggest insider purchase of Oklo Resources 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 AU$0.30. Of course they may have changed their mind. But this suggests they are optimistic. If someone buys shares at well below current prices, it's a good sign on balance, but keep in mind they may no longer see value. Happily, the Oklo Resources insiders decided to buy shares at close to current prices.
Oklo Resources insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. Their average price was about AU$0.20. We don't deny that it is nice to see insiders buying stock in the company. However, we do note that they were buying at significantly lower prices than today's share price. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!
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Insider Ownership of Oklo Resources
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. Oklo Resources insiders own about AU$17m worth of shares. That equates to 11% of the company. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.
So What Do The Oklo Resources Insider Transactions Indicate?
It is good to see the recent insider purchase. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. However, we note that the company didn't make a profit over the last twelve months, which makes us cautious. Insiders likely see value in Oklo Resources shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Oklo Resources. Case in point: We've spotted 4 warning signs for Oklo Resources you should be aware of, and 2 of them shouldn't be ignored.
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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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