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The of Taylor Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAYD), Ira Sochet, Just Bought 15% More Shares

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Taylor Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAYD) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that insider Ira Sochet recently bought a whopping US$672k worth of stock, at a price of US$11.98. Aside from being a solid chunk in its own right, the deft move also saw their holding increase by some 15%.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Taylor Devices

In fact, the recent purchase by Ira Sochet was the biggest purchase of Taylor Devices shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is US$12.30. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. We do always like to see insider buying, but it is worth noting if those purchases were made at well below today's share price, as the discount to value may have narrowed with the rising price. In this case we're pleased to report that the insider purchases were made at close to current prices.

Taylor Devices insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. 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!

NasdaqCM:TAYD Recent Insider Trading, January 18th 2020

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).

Insider Ownership

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Insiders own 14% of Taylor Devices shares, worth about US$5.7m, according to our data. Overall, this level of ownership isn't that impressive, but it's certainly better than nothing!

So What Do The Taylor Devices Insider Transactions Indicate?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. While the overall levels of insider ownership are below what we'd like to see, the history of transactions imply that Taylor Devices 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.

Of course Taylor Devices 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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