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Insider Buying: The Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK) Independent Chairman Just Bought AU$296k Worth Of Shares

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Potential Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK) shareholders may wish to note that the Independent Chairman, Mark Kerr, recently bought AU$296k worth of stock, paying AU$1.48 for each share. That's a very decent purchase to our minds and it grew their holding by a solid 16%.

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Think Childcare Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by Mark Kerr is the biggest insider purchase of Think Childcare shares that we've seen in the last year. That implies that an insider found the current price of AU$1.49 per share to be enticing. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. 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 Think Childcare insider decided to buy shares at close to current prices. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was Mark Kerr.

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!

ASX:TNK Recent Insider Trading, October 30th 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).

Does Think Childcare Boast High 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. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. It appears that Think Childcare insiders own 28% of the company, worth about AU$25m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Think Childcare Tell Us?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Think Childcare insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

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.

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