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William Bessemer Is The Non-Executive Director of Generation Development Group Limited (ASX:GDG) And Just Spent AU$132k On Shares

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Even if it's not a huge purchase, we think it was good to see that William Bessemer, the Non-Executive Director of Generation Development Group Limited (ASX:GDG) recently shelled out AU$132k to buy stock, at AU$1.32 per share. Nevertheless, it only increased their shareholding by a minuscule percentage, and it wasn't a massive purchase by absolute value, either.

See our latest analysis for Generation Development Group

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Generation Development Group

In fact, the recent purchase by William Bessemer was the biggest purchase of Generation Development Group shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being AU$1.28). While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. It is encouraging to see an insider paid above the current price for shares, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was William Bessemer.

William Bessemer bought a total of 115.00k shares over the year at an average price of AU$1.33. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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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).

Insider Ownership of Generation Development Group

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It appears that Generation Development Group insiders own 30% of the company, worth about AU$71m. 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 Generation Development Group Insiders?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Generation Development Group insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Generation Development Group. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for Generation Development Group you should know about.

But note: Generation Development Group 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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