Elizabeth Alves Just Sold A Bunch Of Shares In Cogeco Inc. (TSE:CGO)

Investors may wish to note that an insider of Cogeco Inc., Elizabeth Alves, recently netted CA$31k from selling stock, receiving an average price of CA$103. That might not be a huge sum but it was 100% of their personal holding, so we find it a little discouraging.

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Cogeco Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when the Senior VP & CFO, Patrice Ouimet, sold CA$356k worth of shares at a price of CA$91.24 per share. That means that even when the share price was below the current price of CA$107, an insider wanted to cash in some shares. We generally consider it a negative if insiders have been selling, especially if they did so below the current price, because it implies that they considered a lower price to be reasonable. Please do note, however, that sellers may have a variety of reasons for selling, so we don’t know for sure what they think of the stock price. It is worth noting that this sale was 77% of Patrice Ouimet’s holding.

We note that in the last year insiders divested 8685 shares for a total of CA$788k. Cogeco insiders didn’t buy any shares over the last year. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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TSX:CGO Recent Insider Trading, November 19th 2019
TSX:CGO Recent Insider Trading, November 19th 2019

Insider Ownership

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Insiders own 1.0% of Cogeco shares, worth about CA$17m. We’ve certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Cogeco Tell Us?

Insiders sold Cogeco shares recently, but they didn’t buy any. Looking to the last twelve months, our data doesn’t show any insider buying. While insiders do own shares, they don’t own a heap, and they have been selling. We’d think twice before buying! Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Cogeco.

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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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