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Trade Alert: The Independent Director Of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB), Ronald Rosenfeld, Has Just Spent US$53k Buying 4.4% More Shares

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Even if it's not a huge purchase, we think it was good to see that Ronald Rosenfeld, the Independent Director of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) recently shelled out US$53k to buy stock, at US$10.63 per share. However, it only increased their shares held by 4.4%, and it wasn't a huge purchase by absolute value, either.

Check out our latest analysis for New York Community Bancorp

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At New York Community Bancorp

Notably, that recent purchase by Ronald Rosenfeld is the biggest insider purchase of New York Community Bancorp shares that we've seen in the last year. That implies that an insider found the current price of US$10.71 per share to be enticing. 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.

While New York Community Bancorp insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn't sell. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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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.

Insider Ownership

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. New York Community Bancorp insiders own 3.5% of the company, currently worth about US$176m based on the recent share price. This kind of significant ownership by insiders does generally increase the chance that the company is run in the interest of all shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About New York Community Bancorp Insiders?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about New York Community Bancorp. That's what I like to see! 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. In terms of investment risks, we've identified 2 warning signs with New York Community Bancorp and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting 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.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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