It is usually uneventful when a single insider buys stock. However, When quite a few insiders buy shares, as it happened in Costa Group Holdings Limited's (ASX:CGC) case, it's fantastic news for shareholders.
While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.
Costa Group Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
While there weren't any large insider transactions in the last twelve months, it's still worth looking at the trading.
While Costa Group Holdings insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn't sell. 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!
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 Costa Group Holdings Boast High Insider Ownership?
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Insiders own 1.1% of Costa Group Holdings shares, worth about AU$14m, according to our data. Whilst better than nothing, we're not overly impressed by these holdings.
So What Does This Data Suggest About Costa Group Holdings Insiders?
It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded Costa Group Holdings shares in the last quarter. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. Insiders do have a stake in Costa Group Holdings and their transactions don't cause us concern. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. Be aware that Costa Group Holdings is showing 3 warning signs in our investment analysis, and 1 of those shouldn't be ignored...
If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity and low debt.
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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