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Need To Know: CF Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:CFBK) 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. 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 shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in CF Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:CFBK).

Do Insider Transactions Matter?

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 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'.

View our latest analysis for CF Bankshares

CF Bankshares Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Independent Director David Royer bought US$74k worth of shares at a price of US$10.50 per share. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is US$11.15. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. While we always like to see insider buying, it's less meaningful if the purchases were made at much lower prices, as the opportunity they saw may have passed. The good news for CF Bankshares share holders is that insiders were buying at near the current price.

In the last twelve months CF Bankshares insiders were buying shares, but not selling. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and 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!

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CF Bankshares is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

Have CF Bankshares Insiders Traded Recently?

There was only a small bit of insider buying, worth US$1.2k, in the last three months. Overall, we don't think these recent trades are particularly informative, one way or the other.

Does CF Bankshares 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. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. From our data, it seems that CF Bankshares insiders own 11% of the company, worth about US$8.4m. Overall, this level of ownership isn't that impressive, but it's certainly better than nothing!

So What Do The CF Bankshares Insider Transactions Indicate?

We note a that there has been a bit of insider buying recently (but no selling). That said, the purchases were not large. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. We'd like to see bigger individual holdings. However, we don't see anything to make us think CF Bankshares insiders are doubting the company. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. To help with this, we've discovered 3 warning signs (1 is concerning!) that you ought to be aware of before buying any shares in CF Bankshares.

But note: CF Bankshares may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE 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.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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