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Need To Know: Dynex Capital, Inc. (NYSE:DX) Insiders Have Been Buying Shares

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We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Dynex Capital, Inc. (NYSE:DX).

Do Insider Transactions Matter?

It's quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, rules govern insider transactions, and certain disclosures are required.

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. As Peter Lynch said, 'insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.'

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Dynex Capital

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when President Byron Boston bought US$100k worth of shares at a price of US$5.90 per share. That implies that an insider found the current price of US$6.16 per share to be enticing. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. 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 Dynex Capital share holders is that insiders were buying at near the current price.

Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 34932 shares worth US$206k. But insiders sold 9349 shares worth US$61k. In total, Dynex Capital insiders bought more than they sold over the last year. 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!

NYSE:DX Recent Insider Trading, April 12th 2019

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Insiders at Dynex Capital Have Bought Stock Recently

It's good to see that Dynex Capital insiders have made notable investments in the company's shares. Overall, 5 insiders shelled out US$206k for shares in the company -- and none sold. This could be interpreted as suggesting a positive outlook.

Does Dynex Capital Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. It appears that Dynex Capital insiders own 3.4% of the company, worth about US$15m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Dynex Capital Tell Us?

The recent insider purchases are heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. However, we note that the company didn't make a profit over the last twelve months, which makes us cautious. Insiders likely see value in Dynex Capital shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Dynex Capital.

But note: Dynex Capital 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.

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