Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Capral Limited (ASX:CAA) Non-Executive Independent Director, Philip Jobe, recently bought AU$100k worth of stock, for AU$0.10 per share. That purchase might not be huge but it did increase their holding by 14%.
Capral Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
Notably, that recent purchase by Philip Jobe is the biggest insider purchase of Capral 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 AU$0.10. 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 bought shares at close to current prices. Philip Jobe was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.
The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!
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.
Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Insiders own 7.0% of Capral shares, worth about AU$3.5m, according to our data. We do generally prefer see higher levels of insider ownership.
So What Do The Capral Insider Transactions Indicate?
It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. On this analysis the only slight negative we see is the fairly low (overall) insider ownership; their transactions suggest that they are quite positive on Capral 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. To that end, you should learn about the 6 warning signs we've spotted with Capral (including 1 which is significant).
Of course Capral may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of high quality 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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