We’ve lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So before you buy or sell GT Gold Corp. (CVE:GTT), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.
What Is Insider Buying?
It’s quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. 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 it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. For example, a Columbia University study found that ‘insiders are more likely to engage in open market purchases of their own company’s stock when the firm is about to reveal new agreements with customers and suppliers’.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At GT Gold
Independent Director Renaud Adams made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for CA$77k worth of shares at a price of CA$0.77 each. So it’s clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price. 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. It’s not at all bad to see insiders buy shares at or above current prices.
Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 466.95k shares worth CA$335k. But they sold 37.41k for CA$67k. In total, GT Gold insiders bought more than they sold over the last year. They paid about CA$0.72 on average. I’d consider this a positive as it suggests insiders see value at around the current price, which is CA$0.71. The chart below shows insider transactions (by 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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GT Gold Insiders Bought Stock Recently
We saw some GT Gold insider buying shares in the last three months. VP of Exploration & Director Charles Greig bought CA$35k worth of shares in that time. It’s great to see that insiders are only buying, not selling. But the amount invested in the last three months isn’t enough for us too put much weight on it, as a single factor.
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. From our data, it seems that GT Gold insiders own 13% of the company, worth about CA$10m. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. Overall, this level of ownership isn’t that impressive, but it’s certainly better than nothing!
So What Do The GT Gold Insider Transactions Indicate?
Our data shows a little more insider buying than selling in the last three months. But overall the difference isn’t worth writing home about. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. Insiders own shares in GT Gold and we see no evidence to suggest they are worried about 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.
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