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Mears Group plc (LON:MER) insider upped their holding by 12% earlier this year

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Looking at Mears Group plc's (LON:MER ) insider transactions over the last year, we can see that insiders were net buyers. That is, there were more number of shares purchased by insiders than there were sold.

Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.

Check out our latest analysis for Mears Group

Mears Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by CFO & Executive Director Andrew C. Smith for UK£51k worth of shares, at about UK£1.99 per share. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is UK£2.03. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. 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. The good news for Mears Group share holders is that an insider was buying at near the current price. Andrew C. Smith was the only individual insider to buy during the last year.

Andrew C. Smith bought a total of 70.67k shares over the year at an average price of UK£1.96. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and 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!

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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 Mears Group

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. Our data suggests Mears Group insiders own 0.6% of the company, worth about UK£1.3m. I generally like to see higher levels of ownership.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Mears Group Tell Us?

We note a that there has been a bit of insider buying recently (but no selling). The net investment is not enough to encourage us much. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. We'd like to see bigger individual holdings. However, we don't see anything to make us think Mears Group insiders are doubting the company. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. To assist with this, we've discovered 1 warning sign that you should run your eye over to get a better picture of Mears Group.

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.

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