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Need To Know: Adventus Zinc Corporation (CVE:ADZN) Insiders Have Been Selling Shares

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It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. On the other hand, we’d be remiss not to mention that insider sales have been known to precede tough periods for a business. So before you buy or sell Adventus Zinc Corporation (CVE:ADZN), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.

What Is Insider Buying?

Most investors know that it is quite permissible for company leaders, such as directors of the board, to buy and sell stock on the market. However, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.

Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. For example, a Harvard University study found that ‘insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.’

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Adventus Zinc Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

While no particular insider transaction stood out, we can still look at the overall trading.

In the last twelve months insiders purchased 53.00k shares for CA$40k. But they sold 50.00k for CA$51k. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

TSXV:ADZN Recent Insider Trading, March 14th 2019

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Insiders at Adventus Zinc Have Bought Stock Recently

There was some insider buying at Adventus Zinc over the last quarter. Insiders bought CA$40k worth of shares in that time. We like it when there are only buyers, and no sellers. But the amount invested in the last three months isn’t enough for us too put much weight on it, as a single factor.

Does Adventus Zinc Boast High Insider Ownership?

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Based on our data, Adventus Zinc insiders have about 3.6% of the stock, worth approximately CA$2.4m. I generally like to see higher levels of ownership.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Adventus Zinc Tell Us?

Our data shows a little more insider buying than selling in the last three months. But the difference isn’t much. Our analysis of Adventus Zinc insider transactions leaves us unenthusiastic. And usually insiders own more stock in the company, according to our data. Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in Adventus Zinc, you should check out this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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