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James Levine Is The Chief Financial Officer of Cardiff Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRDF) And Just Spent US$194k On Shares

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Potential Cardiff Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRDF) shareholders may wish to note that the Chief Financial Officer, James Levine, recently bought US$194k worth of stock, paying US$6.47 for each share. Although the purchase is not a big one, by either a percentage standpoint or absolute value, it can be seen as a good sign.

See our latest analysis for Cardiff Oncology

Cardiff Oncology Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by James Levine was the biggest purchase of Cardiff Oncology shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that even when the share price was higher than US$6.51 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock if insiders have bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price.

In the last twelve months Cardiff Oncology insiders were buying shares, but not selling. Their average price was about US$8.28. This is nice to see since it implies that insiders might see value around current prices. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) 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!

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Cardiff Oncology is not the only stock that insiders are buying. For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.

Does Cardiff Oncology Boast High Insider Ownership?

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Our data suggests Cardiff Oncology insiders own 1.7% of the company, worth about US$4.4m. We prefer to see high levels of insider ownership.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Cardiff Oncology Tell Us?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. We would certainly prefer see higher levels of insider ownership but analysis of the insider transactions suggests that Cardiff Oncology insiders are expecting a bright future. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 5 warning signs for Cardiff Oncology (of which 3 are a bit concerning!) you should know about.

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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