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Trade Alert: The Of GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), John Broderick, Has Just Spent US$352k Buying Shares

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Potential GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) shareholders may wish to note that insider John Broderick recently bought US$352k worth of stock, paying US$5.77 for each share. That's a very decent purchase to our minds and it grew their holding by a solid 13%.

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GameStop Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by insider John Broderick was not their only acquisition of GameStop shares this year. Earlier in the year, they paid US$5.05 per share in a US$829k purchase. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is US$6.16. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. 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.

GameStop 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. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

NYSE:GME Recent Insider Trading, December 19th 2019

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Insider Ownership of GameStop

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Insiders own 6.9% of GameStop shares, worth about US$27m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At GameStop Tell Us?

It is good to see recent purchasing. 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. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest GameStop insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for GameStop.

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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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