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London Stock Exchange Group plc (LON:LSEG) insiders recover some losses but still UK£7.8k away from matching original investment

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Insiders who bought UK£261k worth of London Stock Exchange Group plc (LON:LSEG) stock in the last year recovered part of their losses as the stock rose by 3.5% last week. However, the purchase is proving to be a costly gamble, since losses made by insiders have totalled UK£7.8k since the time of purchase.

Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.

Check out our latest analysis for London Stock Exchange Group

London Stock Exchange Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when insider Stephen O'Connor bought UK£111k worth of shares at a price of UK£76.34 per share. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being UK£71.72). 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. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.

London Stock Exchange Group insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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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).

London Stock Exchange Group Insiders Bought Stock Recently

Over the last three months, we've seen a bit of insider buying at London Stock Exchange Group. Independent Non-Executive Director Kathleen DeRose bought UK£19k worth of shares in that time. We like it when there are only buyers, and no sellers. But the amount invested in the last three months isn't enough for us too put much weight on it, as a single factor.

Insider Ownership of London Stock Exchange Group

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. London Stock Exchange Group insiders own about UK£17m worth of shares. That equates to 0.04% of the company. 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 London Stock Exchange Group Tell Us?

Insider purchases may have been minimal, in the last three months, but there was no selling at all. Overall the buying isn't worth writing home about. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. Overall we don't see anything to make us think London Stock Exchange Group insiders are doubting the company, and they do own shares. While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. At Simply Wall St, we've found that London Stock Exchange Group has 3 warning signs (1 can't be ignored!) that deserve your attention before going any further with your analysis.

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity 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.

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