Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. (CVE:CSX) Insiders Increased Their Holdings

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. The flip side of that is that there are more than a few examples of insiders dumping stock prior to a period of weak performance. So before you buy or sell Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. (CVE:CSX), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.

What Is Insider Buying?

Most investors know that it is quite permissible for company leaders, such as directors of the board, to buy and sell stock in the company. However, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.

We would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. For example, a Harvard University study found that ‘insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Clean Seed Capital Group

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by President Gary Anderson for CA$400k worth of shares, at about CA$0.25 per share. So it’s clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is CA$0.30. 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. We do always like to see insider buying, but it is worth noting if those purchases were made at well below today’s share price, as the discount to value may have narrowed with the rising price. In this case we’re pleased to report that the insider purchases were made at close to current prices.

Clean Seed Capital Group insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn’t sell any. The average buy price was around CA$0.22. To my mind it is good that insiders have invested their own money in the company. However, you should keep in mind that they bought when the share price was meaningfully below today’s levels. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

TSXV:CSX Recent Insider Trading, March 12th 2020
TSXV:CSX Recent Insider Trading, March 12th 2020

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Clean Seed Capital Group Insiders Bought Stock Recently

Over the last three months, we’ve seen significant insider buying at Clean Seed Capital Group. In total, insiders bought CA$403k worth of shares in that time, and we didn’t record any sales whatsoever. This could be interpreted as suggesting a positive outlook.

Insider Ownership of Clean Seed Capital 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. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Insiders own 23% of Clean Seed Capital Group shares, worth about CA$4.4m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it’s enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Clean Seed Capital Group Tell Us?

It’s certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. But on the other hand, the company made a loss last year, which makes us a little cautious. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of Clean Seed Capital Group we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it’s beneficial to identify the risks facing Clean Seed Capital Group. For instance, we’ve identified 6 warning signs for Clean Seed Capital Group (1 is potentially serious) you should be aware of.

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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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