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Are Insiders Buying Apollo Tourism & Leisure Ltd (ASX:ATL) Stock?

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We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Apollo Tourism & Leisure Ltd (ASX:ATL).

What Is Insider Buying?

It's quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, rules govern insider transactions, and certain disclosures are required.

We don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. As Peter Lynch said, 'insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.

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Apollo Tourism & Leisure Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when MD, CEO & Executive Director Luke Trouchet bought AU$250k worth of shares at a price of AU$0.40 per share. That implies that an insider found the current price of AU$0.42 per share to be enticing. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. 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. In this case we're pleased to report that the insider purchases were made at close to current prices.

While Apollo Tourism & Leisure insiders bought shares last year, they didn't sell. The average buy price was around AU$0.46. I'd consider this a positive as it suggests insiders see value at around the current price. 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:ATL Recent Insider Trading, December 3rd 2019

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Insider Ownership of Apollo Tourism & Leisure

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Our data suggests Apollo Tourism & Leisure insiders own 2.4% of the company, worth about AU$1.9m. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. We prefer to see high levels of insider ownership.

So What Do The Apollo Tourism & Leisure Insider Transactions Indicate?

It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded Apollo Tourism & Leisure shares in the last quarter. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. We'd like to see bigger individual holdings. However, we don't see anything to make us think Apollo Tourism & Leisure insiders are doubting the company. Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in Apollo Tourism & Leisure, you should check out this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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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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