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Non-Executive Director Seng Juan Han Just Bought Shares In Centurion Corporation Limited (SGX:OU8)

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Centurion Corporation Limited (SGX:OU8) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that the Non-Executive Director, Seng Juan Han, recently bought a whopping S$1.1m worth of stock, at a price of S$2.35. 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 1.2%.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Centurion

Notably, that recent purchase by Seng Juan Han is the biggest insider purchase of Centurion shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of S$0.41. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.

Centurion insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. Their average price was about S$0.50. These transactions suggest that insiders have considered the current price attractive. 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:OU8 Recent Insider Trading, October 2nd 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).

Insider Ownership of Centurion

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. It appears that Centurion insiders own 18% of the company, worth about S$61m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Do The Centurion Insider Transactions Indicate?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of Centurion we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Centurion.

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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