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The Lead Independent Director of Enova International, Inc. (NYSE:ENVA), James Gray, Just Bought 22% More Shares

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Potential Enova International, Inc. (NYSE:ENVA) shareholders may wish to note that the Lead Independent Director, James Gray, recently bought US$399k worth of stock, paying US$19.97 for each share. That's a very solid buy in our book, and increased their holding by a noteworthy 22%.

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Enova International Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by James Gray is the biggest insider purchase of Enova International shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of US$19.22. 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. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.

In the last twelve months insiders purchased 22.50k shares for US$452k. But insiders sold 13571 shares worth US$357k. In total, Enova International insiders bought more than they sold over the last year. 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!

NYSE:ENVA Recent Insider Trading, February 29th 2020

There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Does Enova International Boast High Insider Ownership?

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It appears that Enova International insiders own 3.0% of the company, worth about US$19m. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Enova International Tell Us?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. Insiders likely see value in Enova International shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). 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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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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