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Trade Alert: The Independent Director Of Evolve Education Group Limited (NZSE:EVO), Adrian Fonseca, Has Just Spent NZ$315k Buying Shares

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Potential Evolve Education Group Limited (NZSE:EVO) shareholders may wish to note that the Independent Director, Adrian Fonseca, recently bought NZ$315k worth of stock, paying NZ$0.14 for each share. That's a very decent purchase to our minds and it grew their holding by a solid 15%.

Check out our latest analysis for Evolve Education Group

Evolve Education Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by Adrian Fonseca was the biggest purchase of Evolve Education Group 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 NZ$0.16. 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. 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. The good news for Evolve Education Group share holders is that insiders were buying at near the current price.

Evolve Education Group insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. 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!

NZSE:EVO Recent Insider Trading, December 21st 2019

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Does Evolve Education Group 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. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Based on our data, Evolve Education Group insiders have about 4.0% of the stock, worth approximately NZ$7.3m. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. We prefer to see high levels of insider ownership.

So What Do The Evolve Education Group Insider Transactions Indicate?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. 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. We would certainly prefer see higher levels of insider ownership but analysis of the insider transactions suggests that Evolve Education Group insiders are expecting a bright future. 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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