It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. 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 before you buy or sell BBMG Corporation (HKG:2009), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.
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, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.
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. For example, a Harvard University study found that ‘insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.’
BBMG Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by Jieliang Ouyang for HK$75m worth of shares, at about HK$3.08 per share. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. It’s not at all bad to see insiders buy shares at or above current prices. Jieliang Ouyang was the only individual insider to buy over the year.
Jieliang Ouyang bought 114.40m shares over the last 12 months at an average price of HK$2.78. The chart below shows insider transactions (by 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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Insider Ownership of BBMG
Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It’s great to see that BBMG insiders own 2.0% of the company, worth about HK$951m. This kind of significant ownership by insiders does generally increase the chance that the company is run in the interest of all shareholders.
So What Does This Data Suggest About BBMG Insiders?
The fact that there have been no BBMG insider transactions recently certainly doesn’t bother us. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. Judging from their transactions, and high insider ownership, BBMG insiders feel good about the company’s future. If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.
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