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Trade Alert: The Independent Director Of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE:OSG), Julie Silcock, Has Just Spent US$177k Buying Shares

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Potential Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE:OSG) shareholders may wish to note that the Independent Director, Julie Silcock, recently bought US$177k worth of stock, paying US$1.82 for each share. That certainly has us anticipating the best, especially since they thusly increased their own holding by 124%, potentially signalling some real optimism.

See our latest analysis for Overseas Shipholding Group

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Overseas Shipholding Group

Notably, that recent purchase by Julie Silcock is the biggest insider purchase of Overseas Shipholding Group shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at around the current price of US$1.99. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. While we always like to see insider buying, it's less meaningful if the purchases were made at much lower prices, as the opportunity they saw may have passed. In this case we're pleased to report that the insider purchases were made at close to current prices.

Overseas Shipholding Group 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 click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

NYSE:OSG Recent Insider Trading, March 21st 2020

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Insider Ownership of Overseas Shipholding Group

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Our data suggests Overseas Shipholding Group insiders own 2.4% of the company, worth about US$4.1m. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. I generally like to see higher levels of ownership.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Overseas Shipholding Group Insiders?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. We would certainly prefer see higher levels of insider ownership but analysis of the insider transactions suggests that Overseas Shipholding Group insiders are expecting a bright future. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. At Simply Wall St, we've found that Overseas Shipholding Group has 3 warning signs (1 can't be ignored!) that deserve your attention before going any further with your analysis.

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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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