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Have Insiders Been Buying Bird Construction Inc. (TSE:BDT) Shares?

Rowena Monahan

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. 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 Bird Construction Inc. (TSE:BDT).

What Is Insider Selling?

It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company. However, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. But it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. 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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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Bird Construction

Executive Vice President of Industrial Gilles Royer made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for CA$310k worth of shares at a price of CA$7.56 each. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. That purchase may suggest an expectation of positive returns over the long term.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders bought 79.02k shares for a total of CA$602k. In total, Bird Construction insiders bought more than they sold over the last year. The average buy price was around CA$7.62. I’d consider this a positive as it suggests insiders see value at around the current price, which is CA$5.57. The chart below shows insider transactions over the last year. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

TSX:BDT Insider Trading December 18th 18

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Are Bird Construction Insiders Buying Or Selling?

There was some insider buying at Bird Construction over the last quarter. Jason Leong bought CA$8.2k worth of shares in that time. It’s good to see the insider buying, as well as the lack of recent sellers. However, in this case the amount invested recently is quite small.

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. It’s great to see that Bird Construction insiders own 3.2% of the company, worth about CA$7.9m. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

So What Do The Bird Construction Insider Transactions Indicate?

Our data shows a little more insider buying than selling in the last three months. But overall the difference isn’t worth writing home about. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. While we have no worries about the insider transactions, we’d be more comfortable if they owned more Bird Construction stock. 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.

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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.