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 we’ll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Mycronic AB (publ) (STO:MYCR).
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, rules govern insider transactions, and certain disclosures are required.
We don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. 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’.
Mycronic Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
While there weren’t any large insider transactions in the last twelve months, it’s still worth looking at the trading.
While Mycronic insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn’t sell. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!
There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Insiders own 0.4% of Mycronic shares, worth about kr64m, according to our data. Overall, this level of ownership isn’t that impressive, but it’s certainly better than nothing!
What Might The Insider Transactions At Mycronic Tell Us?
It doesn’t really mean much that no insider has traded Mycronic shares in the last quarter. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. Insiders do have a stake in Mycronic and their transactions don’t cause us concern. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it’s beneficial to identify the risks facing Mycronic. Every company has risks, and we’ve spotted 2 warning signs for Mycronic you should know about.
But note: Mycronic 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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