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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 Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNPX), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.
What Is Insider Selling?
It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company. However, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.
Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. 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.’
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Genprex
Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by Julia Feldman for US$250k worth of shares, at about US$5.00 per share. That means that even when the share price was higher, an insider wanted to purchase shares. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. We generally consider it a positive if insiders have been buying on market, even above the current price.
Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 60.50k shares worth US$302k. In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by Genprex insiders. They paid about US$4.99 on average. These transactions suggest that insiders have considered the current price of US$1.43 attractive. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!
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Insider Ownership of Genprex
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Our data indicates that Genprex insiders own about US$2.5m worth of shares (which is 12% of the company). However, it’s possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. Overall, this level of ownership isn’t that impressive, but it’s certainly better than nothing!
So What Does This Data Suggest About Genprex Insiders?
It doesn’t really mean much that no insider has traded Genprex shares in the last quarter. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. While we have no worries about the insider transactions, we’d be more comfortable if they owned more Genprex stock. Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in Genprex, you should check out this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.
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