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Trade Alert: The Founder Of Perennial International Limited (HKG:725), Chung Mon, Has Just Spent HK$72k Buying Shares

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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Perennial International Limited (HKG:725) Founder, Chung Mon, recently bought HK$72k worth of stock, for HK$0.64 per share. Even though that isn't a massive buy, it did increase their holding by 622%, which is a arguably a good sign.

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Perennial International Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by Chung Mon was the biggest purchase of Perennial International shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that even when the share price was higher than HK$0.62 (the recent price), 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. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares is very important. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when an insider has purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price. Chung Mon was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.

Chung Mon purchased 228000 shares over the year. The average price per share was HK$0.63. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

SEHK:725 Recent Insider Trading, October 17th 2019

There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

Insider Ownership of Perennial International

Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Insiders own 7.7% of Perennial International shares, worth about HK$9.5m, according to our data. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. Whilst better than nothing, we're not overly impressed by these holdings.

So What Do The Perennial International Insider Transactions Indicate?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. We would certainly prefer see higher levels of insider ownership but analysis of the insider transactions suggests that Perennial International insiders are expecting a bright 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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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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