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Read This Before Selling Titan Mining Corporation (TSE:TI) Shares

Laura Kearns

We’ve lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. 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 Titan Mining Corporation (TSE:TI).

What Is Insider Selling?

It’s quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. 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.’

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Titan Mining Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Executive Chairman Richard Warke bought CA$1.2m worth of shares at a price of CA$1.30 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. That purchase may suggest an expectation of positive returns over the long term.

In the last twelve months insiders paid CA$7.0m for 5.77m shares purchased. In total, Titan Mining insiders bought more than they sold over the last year. The average buy price was around CA$1.22. This is nice to see since it implies that insiders might see value around current prices (around CA$1.02). You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

TSX:TI Insider Trading January 21st 19

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Titan Mining Insiders Bought Stock Recently

Over the last quarter, Titan Mining insiders have spent a meaningful amount on shares. In total, insiders bought US$1.9m worth of shares in that time, and we didn’t record any sales whatsoever. This could be interpreted as suggesting a positive outlook.

Does Titan Mining Boast High Insider Ownership?

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. Titan Mining insiders own 52% of the company, currently worth about CA$54m based on the recent share price. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Titan Mining Insiders?

It’s certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. But on the other hand, the company made a loss last year, which makes us a little cautious. Once you factor in the high insider ownership, it certainly seems like insiders are positive about Titan Mining. Nice! Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Titan Mining.

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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.