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Trade Alert: The MD, CEO & Executive Director Of Stockland (ASX:SGP), Mark Steinert, Has Just Spent AU$613k Buying Shares

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Potential Stockland (ASX:SGP) shareholders may wish to note that the MD, CEO & Executive Director, Mark Steinert, recently bought AU$613k worth of stock, paying AU$4.57 for each share. While that's a very decent purchase to our minds, it was proportionally a bit modest, boosting their holding by just 3.8%.

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Stockland Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by Mark Steinert was the biggest purchase of Stockland 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 AU$4.67. 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. The good news for Stockland share holders is that an insider was buying at near the current price. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was Mark Steinert.

Mark Steinert bought a total of 284145 shares over the year at an average price of AU$4.11. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

ASX:SGP Recent Insider Trading, October 17th 2019

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 of Stockland

Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Insiders own 0.2% of Stockland shares, worth about AU$23m. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

So What Do The Stockland Insider Transactions Indicate?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of Stockland we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Stockland.

But note: Stockland may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

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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