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Joseph Jolson Is The Chairman & CEO of JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) And Just Spent US$88k On Shares

Simply Wall St

Even if it's not a huge purchase, we think it was good to see that Joseph Jolson, the Chairman & CEO of JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) recently shelled out US$88k to buy stock, at US$2.64 per 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.

Check out our latest analysis for JMP Group

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At JMP Group

In fact, the recent purchase by Joseph Jolson was the biggest purchase of JMP Group shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is US$2.65. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. We do always like to see insider buying, but it is worth noting if those purchases were made at well below today's share price, as the discount to value may have narrowed with the rising price. The good news for JMP Group share holders is that insiders were buying at near the current price.

While JMP Group insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn't sell. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

NYSE:JMP Recent Insider Trading May 17th 2020
NYSE:JMP Recent Insider Trading May 17th 2020

There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

Insider Ownership of JMP Group

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. JMP Group insiders own 58% of the company, currently worth about US$30m based on the recent share price. Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At JMP Group Tell Us?

It is good to see recent purchasing. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about JMP Group. Looks promising! In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing JMP Group. While conducting our analysis, we found that JMP Group has 1 warning sign and it would be unwise to ignore it.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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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