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Read This Before Selling Imagination Park Technologies Inc. (CNSX:IP) Shares

Ray Foley

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It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. The flip side of that is that there are more than a few examples of insiders dumping stock prior to a period of weak performance. So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Imagination Park Technologies Inc. (CNSX:IP).

What Is Insider Selling?

Most investors know that it is quite permissible for company leaders, such as directors of the board, to buy and sell stock on the market. However, rules govern insider transactions, and certain disclosures are required.

We don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. As Peter Lynch said, ‘insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.’

See our latest analysis for Imagination Park Technologies

Imagination Park Technologies Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Chairman of the Board James Skippen bought CA$333k worth of shares at a price of CA$0.12 per share. That means that even when the share price was higher, an insider wanted to purchase shares. It’s very possible they regret the purchase, but it’s more likely they are bullish about the company. We generally consider it a positive if insiders have been buying on market, even above the current price.

Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 5.72m shares worth CA$983k. On the other hand they divested 1.69m shares, for CA$324k. In total, Imagination Park Technologies insiders bought more than they sold over the last year. They paid about CA$0.17 on average. This is nice to see since it implies that insiders might see value around current prices (around CA$0.09). You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

CNSX:IP Insider Trading February 5th 19

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Insiders at Imagination Park Technologies Have Bought Stock Recently

It’s good to see that Imagination Park Technologies insiders have made notable investments in the company’s shares. Overall, 2 insiders shelled out CA$411k for shares in the company — and none sold. This makes one think the business has some good points.

Insider Ownership

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. From our data, it seems that Imagination Park Technologies insiders own 14% of the company, worth about CA$1.3m. Whilst better than nothing, we’re not overly impressed by these holdings.

So What Do The Imagination Park Technologies Insider Transactions Indicate?

It is good to see recent purchasing. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. However, we note that the company didn’t make a profit over the last twelve months, which makes us cautious. While the overall levels of insider ownership are below what we’d like to see, the history of transactions imply that Imagination Park Technologies insiders are reasonably well aligned, and optimistic for the future. I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow for free .

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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.