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Insider Buying: The Plenti Group Limited (ASX:PLT) CEO & Executive Director Just Bought 6.8% More Shares

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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Plenti Group Limited (ASX:PLT) CEO & Executive Director, Daniel Foggo, recently bought AU$122k worth of stock, for AU$0.74 per share. However, it only increased their shares held by 6.8%, and it wasn't a huge purchase by absolute value, either.

See our latest analysis for Plenti Group

Plenti Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by CEO & Executive Director Daniel Foggo was not their only acquisition of Plenti Group shares this year. They previously made an even bigger purchase of AU$199k worth of shares at a price of AU$1.22 per share. That means that even when the share price was higher than AU$0.75 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock if insiders have bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price.

Plenti Group insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. They paid about AU$0.94 on average. This is nice to see since it implies that insiders might see value around current prices. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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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

Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Plenti Group insiders own about AU$20m worth of shares. That equates to 16% 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 Plenti Group Insider Transactions Indicate?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. But on the other hand, the company made a loss during the last year, which makes us a little cautious. Insiders likely see value in Plenti Group shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for Plenti Group you should know about.

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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