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Have Insiders Been Buying Voss Veksel- og Landmandsbank ASA (OB:VVL) Shares This Year?

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It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Voss Veksel- og Landmandsbank ASA (OB:VVL).

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, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

We don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. 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.

See our latest analysis for Voss Veksel- og Landmandsbank

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Voss Veksel- og Landmandsbank

There wasn't any very large single transaction over the last year, but we can still observe some trading.

In the last twelve months insiders purchased 3.93k shares for kr634k. But they sold 8 for kr1.2k. In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by Voss Veksel- og Landmandsbank insiders. 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!

OB:VVL Recent Insider Trading, January 22nd 2020

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).

Insider Ownership

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by 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. Our data isn't picking up on much insider ownership at Voss Veksel- og Landmandsbank, though insiders do hold about kr2.8m worth of shares. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. This level of insider ownership is notably low, and not very encouraging.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Voss Veksel- og Landmandsbank Tell Us?

It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded Voss Veksel- og Landmandsbank shares in the last quarter. 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 Voss Veksel- og Landmandsbank stock. Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in Voss Veksel- og Landmandsbank, you should check out this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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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