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Read This Before Selling Scholar Rock Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:SRRK) Shares

Lawrence Carr

It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. On the other hand, we’d be remiss not to mention that insider sales have been known to precede tough periods for a business. So we’ll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Scholar Rock Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:SRRK).

What Is Insider Buying?

It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company. However, rules govern insider transactions, and certain disclosures are required.

We don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. 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.’

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Scholar Rock Holding Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by Timothy Springer for US$1m worth of shares, at about US$14.00 per share. Even though the purchase was made at a significantly lower price, we still think insider buying is a positive. It may not shed much light on insider confidence at the current share price.

You can see the insider transactions over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

NasdaqGS:SRRK Insider Trading January 4th 19

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Does Scholar Rock Holding Boast High 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. Scholar Rock Holding insiders own about US$113m worth of shares (which is 21% of the company). I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Scholar Rock Holding Tell Us?

There haven’t been any insider transactions in the last three months — that doesn’t mean much. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. With high insider ownership and encouraging transactions, it seems like Scholar Rock Holding insiders think the business has merit. Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in Scholar Rock Holding, you should check out this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

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.