U.S. markets closed
  • S&P Futures

    3,723.25
    -8.75 (-0.23%)
     
  • Dow Futures

    29,692.00
    -58.00 (-0.19%)
     
  • Nasdaq Futures

    11,514.75
    -41.00 (-0.35%)
     
  • Russell 2000 Futures

    1,717.40
    -3.40 (-0.20%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    81.84
    -0.31 (-0.38%)
     
  • Gold

    1,662.60
    -7.40 (-0.44%)
     
  • Silver

    18.73
    -0.15 (-0.79%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    0.9683
    -0.0056 (-0.57%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    3.7050
    -0.2590 (-6.53%)
     
  • Vix

    30.18
    -2.42 (-7.42%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.0794
    -0.0092 (-0.84%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    144.3170
    +0.1950 (+0.14%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    19,450.66
    +794.21 (+4.26%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    444.70
    +15.91 (+3.71%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    7,005.39
    +20.80 (+0.30%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    26,238.32
    +64.34 (+0.25%)
     

Insider Buying: The Servcorp Limited (ASX:SRV) Founder Just Bought 10% More Shares

·3 min read

Investors who take an interest in Servcorp Limited (ASX:SRV) should definitely note that the Founder, Alfred Moufarrige, recently paid AU$3.59 per share to buy AU$718k worth of the stock. That's a very solid buy in our book, and increased their holding by a noteworthy 10%.

Check out our latest analysis for Servcorp

Servcorp Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by Alfred Moufarrige was the biggest purchase of Servcorp shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of AU$3.37. It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. 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.

In the last twelve months Servcorp insiders were buying shares, but not selling. 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!

insider-trading-volume
insider-trading-volume

Servcorp is not the only stock that insiders are buying. For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.

Insider Ownership

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Our data suggests Servcorp insiders own 2.1% of the company, worth about AU$7.0m. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. We consider this fairly low insider ownership.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Servcorp Insiders?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. While the overall levels of insider ownership are below what we'd like to see, the history of transactions imply that Servcorp insiders are reasonably well aligned, and optimistic for the future. 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. Case in point: We've spotted 1 warning sign for Servcorp you should be aware of.

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.

Have feedback on this article? Concerned about the content? Get in touch with us directly. Alternatively, email editorial-team (at) simplywallst.com.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. 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.

Join A Paid User Research Session
You’ll receive a US$30 Amazon Gift card for 1 hour of your time while helping us build better investing tools for the individual investors like yourself. Sign up here