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Trade Alert: The President Of Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE:BANC), Jared Wolff, Has Just Spent US$251k Buying Shares

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Potential Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE:BANC) shareholders may wish to note that the President, Jared Wolff, recently bought US$251k worth of stock, paying US$15.18 for each share. That's a very solid buy in our book, and increased their holding by a noteworthy 11%.

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Banc of California Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by Jared Wolff is the biggest insider purchase of Banc of California shares that we've seen in the last year. That implies that an insider found the current price of US$16.12 per share to be enticing. 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. In this case we're pleased to report that the insider bought shares at close to current prices. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was Jared Wolff.

You can see the insider transactions (by 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!

NYSE:BANC Recent Insider Trading, December 10th 2019

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Insider Ownership

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. It appears that Banc of California insiders own 3.3% of the company, worth about US$27m. 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 Does This Data Suggest About Banc of California Insiders?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Banc of California insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Banc of California.

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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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