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Trade Alert: The President Of Largo Resources Ltd. (TSE:LGO), Paulo Misk, Has Just Spent CA$254k Buying Shares

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Potential Largo Resources Ltd. (TSE:LGO) shareholders may wish to note that the President, Paulo Misk, recently bought CA$254k worth of stock, paying CA$1.02 for each share. We reckon that's a good sign, especially since the purchase boosted their holding by 379%.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Largo Resources

Notably, that recent purchase by Paulo Misk is the biggest insider purchase of Largo Resources shares that we've seen in the last year. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being CA$1.01). It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares is very important. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.

Largo Resources 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 want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

TSX:LGO Recent Insider Trading, January 11th 2020

There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Does Largo Resources Boast High Insider Ownership?

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Insiders own 1.5% of Largo Resources shares, worth about CA$8.3m, according to our data. We do generally prefer see higher levels of insider ownership.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Largo Resources Insiders?

It is good to see recent purchasing. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. While the overall levels of insider ownership are below what we'd like to see, the history of transactions imply that Largo Resources insiders are reasonably well aligned, and optimistic for the future. If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

But note: Largo Resources 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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