U.S. Markets closed
  • S&P 500

    4,163.29
    -10.56 (-0.25%)
     
  • Dow 30

    34,327.79
    -54.34 (-0.16%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    13,379.05
    -50.93 (-0.38%)
     
  • Russell 2000

    2,227.12
    +2.49 (+0.11%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    66.37
    +1.00 (+1.53%)
     
  • Gold

    1,866.90
    +28.80 (+1.57%)
     
  • Silver

    28.32
    +0.95 (+3.47%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    1.2157
    +0.0010 (+0.0851%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.6400
    +0.0050 (+0.31%)
     
  • Vix

    19.72
    +0.91 (+4.84%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.4139
    +0.0037 (+0.2630%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    109.2300
    -0.1170 (-0.1070%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    44,607.38
    +300.25 (+0.68%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,239.75
    +41.84 (+3.49%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    7,032.85
    -10.76 (-0.15%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    27,824.83
    -259.64 (-0.92%)
     

How Many Sio Gene Therapies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIOX) Shares Did Insiders Buy, In The Last Year?

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Simply Wall St
·4 min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. The flip side of that is that there are more than a few examples of insiders dumping stock prior to a period of weak performance. So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Sio Gene Therapies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIOX).

What Is Insider Buying?

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, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.

We don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. 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'.

View our latest analysis for Sio Gene Therapies

Sio Gene Therapies Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when CEO & Director Pavan Cheruvu bought US$103k worth of shares at a price of US$2.74 per share. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at around the current price of US$2.82. Of course they may have changed their mind. But this suggests they are optimistic. 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 Sio Gene Therapies share holders is that insiders were buying at near the current price.

In the last twelve months Sio Gene Therapies insiders were buying shares, but not selling. 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!

insider-trading-volume
insider-trading-volume

There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

Insider Ownership of Sio Gene Therapies

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Our information indicates that Sio Gene Therapies insiders own about US$383k worth of shares. However, it's possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. This level of insider ownership is notably low, and not very encouraging.

So What Do The Sio Gene Therapies Insider Transactions Indicate?

It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded Sio Gene Therapies shares in the last quarter. 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 Sio Gene Therapies stock. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. When we did our research, we found 2 warning signs for Sio Gene Therapies (1 is concerning!) that we believe deserve your full attention.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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.

Have feedback on this article? Concerned about the content? Get in touch with us directly. Alternatively, email editorial-team (at) simplywallst.com.