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Trade Alert: The Independent Director Of Corsair Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRSR), Samuel Szteinbaum, Has Just Spent US$1.1m Buying 51% More Shares

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Those following along with Corsair Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRSR) will no doubt be intrigued by the recent purchase of shares by Samuel Szteinbaum, Independent Director of the company, who spent a stonking US$1.1m on stock at an average price of US$14.29. That increased their holding by a full 51%, which arguably implies the sort of confidence required for a shy sweet-natured nerd to ask the most popular kid in the school to go out on a date.

See our latest analysis for Corsair Gaming

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Corsair Gaming

Notably, that recent purchase by Samuel Szteinbaum is the biggest insider purchase of Corsair Gaming shares that we've seen in the last year. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is US$15.30. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. If someone buys shares at well below current prices, it's a good sign on balance, but keep in mind they may no longer see value. Happily, the Corsair Gaming insider decided to buy shares at close to current prices. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was Samuel Szteinbaum.

You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and 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!

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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 of Corsair Gaming

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Corsair Gaming insiders own about US$53m worth of shares. That equates to 3.6% of the company. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.

So What Do The Corsair Gaming Insider Transactions Indicate?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. Insiders likely see value in Corsair Gaming shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. While conducting our analysis, we found that Corsair Gaming has 3 warning signs and it would be unwise to ignore them.

Of course Corsair Gaming 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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