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The MD & Executive Director of Hotel Properties Limited (SGX:H15), Beng Seng Ong, Just Bought 7.4% More Shares

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Those following along with Hotel Properties Limited (SGX:H15) will no doubt be intrigued by the recent purchase of shares by Beng Seng Ong, MD & Executive Director of the company, who spent a stonking S$32m on stock at an average price of S$3.45. There's no denying a buy of that magnitude suggests conviction in a brighter future, although we do note that proportionally it only increased their holding by 7.4%.

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Hotel Properties Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by Beng Seng Ong is the biggest insider purchase of Hotel Properties shares that we've seen in the last year. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is S$3.54. Of course they may have changed their mind. But this suggests they are optimistic. While we always like to see insider buying, it's less meaningful if the purchases were made at much lower prices, as the opportunity they saw may have passed. In this case we're pleased to report that the insider purchases were made at close to current prices.

While Hotel Properties insiders bought shares last year, they didn't sell. 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!

SGX:H15 Recent Insider Trading, October 1st 2019

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 Hotel Properties Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by 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. It's great to see that Hotel Properties insiders own 29% of the company, worth about S$529m. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Hotel Properties Insiders?

The recent insider purchases are heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Hotel Properties insiders are well aligned, and quite possibly think the share price is too low. That's what I like to see! To put this in context, take a look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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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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