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Trade Alert: The Of GetSwift Limited (ASX:GSW), Charles Frischer, Has Just Spent AU$559k Buying Shares

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Potential GetSwift Limited (ASX:GSW) shareholders may wish to note that insider Charles Frischer recently bought AU$559k worth of stock, paying AU$0.51 for each share. Although the purchase only increased their holding by 6.1%, it is still a solid purchase in our view.

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GetSwift Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by insider Charles Frischer was not the only time they bought GetSwift shares this year. They previously made an even bigger purchase of AU$1.8m worth of shares at a price of AU$0.24 per share. We do like to see buying, but this purchase was made at well below the current price of AU$0.47. While it does suggest insiders consider the stock undervalued at lower prices, this transaction doesn't tell us much about what they think of current prices.

Charles Frischer bought 13.79m shares over the last 12 months at an average price of AU$0.36. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

ASX:GSW Recent Insider Trading, January 10th 2020

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.

Does GetSwift Boast High Insider Ownership?

Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. GetSwift insiders own about AU$36m worth of shares (which is 41% 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.

So What Do The GetSwift Insider Transactions Indicate?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. Once you factor in the high insider ownership, it certainly seems like insiders are positive about GetSwift. That's what I like to see! To put this in context, take a look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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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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