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Have Insiders Been Buying InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSE:IN) Shares?

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We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. The flip side of that is that there are more than a few examples of insiders dumping stock prior to a period of weak performance. So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSE:IN).

Do Insider Transactions Matter?

It's quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

We would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. 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 InMed Pharmaceuticals

President Eric Adams made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for CA$200k worth of shares at a price of CA$0.90 each. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being CA$0.46). 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. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. It is encouraging to see an insider paid above the current price for shares, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels. Eric Adams was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.

Eric Adams purchased 323k shares over the year. The average price per share was CA$0.77. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

TSX:IN Recent Insider Trading, April 26th 2019

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Does InMed Pharmaceuticals Boast High Insider Ownership?

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. From looking at our data, insiders own CA$1.8m worth of InMed Pharmaceuticals stock, about 2.4% of the company. We prefer to see high levels of insider ownership.

So What Do The InMed Pharmaceuticals Insider Transactions Indicate?

There haven't been any insider transactions in the last three months -- that doesn't mean much. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. While we have no worries about the insider transactions, we'd be more comfortable if they owned more InMed Pharmaceuticals stock. Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in InMed Pharmaceuticals, you should check out this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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