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MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX) Insiders Increased Their Holdings

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We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. 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 MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX).

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 on the market. 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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MagnaChip Semiconductor Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Randal Klein bought US$54k worth of shares at a price of US$10.79 per share. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price. It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. That purchase may suggest an expectation of positive returns over the long term. Randal Klein was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.

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:MX Recent Insider Trading, April 4th 2019

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Insider Ownership of MagnaChip Semiconductor

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company 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. From our data, it seems that MagnaChip Semiconductor insiders own 2.2% of the company, worth about US$5.7m. We do generally prefer see higher levels of insider ownership.

What Might The Insider Transactions At MagnaChip Semiconductor Tell Us?

There haven't been any insider transactions in the last three months -- that doesn't mean much. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. While we have no worries about the insider transactions, we'd be more comfortable if they owned more MagnaChip Semiconductor stock. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for MagnaChip Semiconductor.

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