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This Insider Has Just Sold Shares In Laserbond Limited (ASX:LBL)

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Anyone interested in Laserbond Limited (ASX:LBL) should probably be aware that the Chief Technology Officer, Gregory Hooper, recently divested AU$181k worth of shares in the company, at an average price of AU$0.77 each. On the bright side, that sale was only 2.5% of their holding, so we doubt it's very meaningful, on its own.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Laserbond

In fact, the recent sale by Gregory Hooper was the biggest sale of Laserbond shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that an insider was selling shares at around the current price of AU$0.74. We generally don't like to see insider selling, but the lower the sale price, the more it concerns us. Given that the sale took place at around current prices, it makes us a little cautious but is hardly a major concern.

You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

ASX:LBL Recent Insider Trading, October 4th 2019

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Insider Ownership

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It's great to see that Laserbond insiders own 62% of the company, worth about AU$43m. Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Laserbond Insiders?

An insider sold stock recently, but they haven't been buying. And there weren't any purchases to give us comfort, over the last year. On the plus side, Laserbond makes money, and is growing profits. The company boasts high insider ownership, but we're a little hesitant, given the history of share sales. To put this in context, take a look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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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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