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Need To Know: boohoo group plc (LON:BOO) Insiders Have Been Buying Shares

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We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. 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 boohoo group plc (LON:BOO), 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 in the company. However, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. For example, a Harvard University study found that 'insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.

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boohoo group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by Senior Independent Director Sara Murray for UK£226k worth of shares, at about UK£2.26 per share. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is UK£2.72. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. If someone buys shares at well below current prices, it's a good sign on balance, but keep in mind they may no longer see value. The good news for boohoo group share holders is that insiders were buying at near the current price.

boohoo group insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

AIM:BOO Recent Insider Trading, October 21st 2019

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Insiders at boohoo group Have Bought Stock Recently

Over the last three months, we've seen significant insider buying at boohoo group. Overall, four insiders shelled out UK£553k for shares in the company -- and none sold. This is a positive in our book as it implies some confidence.

Does boohoo group Boast High Insider Ownership?

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with 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. It's great to see that boohoo group insiders own 35% of the company, worth about UK£1.1b. 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 boohoo group Tell Us?

It is good to see recent purchasing. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about boohoo group. Looks promising! Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for boohoo group.

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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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