Do Insiders Own Shares In Parke Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:PKBK)?

A look at the shareholders of Parke Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:PKBK) can tell us which group is most powerful. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.’

Parke Bancorp is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of US$256m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about PKBK.

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NasdaqCM:PKBK Ownership Summary, July 22nd 2019
NasdaqCM:PKBK Ownership Summary, July 22nd 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Parke Bancorp?

Institutional investors commonly compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly followed index. So they generally do consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.

Parke Bancorp already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 36% of the company. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can’t rely on that fact alone, since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of Parke Bancorp, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

NasdaqCM:PKBK Income Statement, July 22nd 2019
NasdaqCM:PKBK Income Statement, July 22nd 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Parke Bancorp. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Parke Bancorp

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, on some occasions it makes it more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of Parke Bancorp, Inc.. Insiders own US$43m worth of shares in the US$256m company. I would say this shows alignment with shareholders, but it is worth noting that the company is still quite small; some insiders may have founded the business. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 48% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over PKBK. While this size of ownership may not be enough to sway a policy decision in their favour, they can still make a collective impact on company policies.

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