Independent Director Joseph Donovan Just Bought Shares In STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE:STOR)

Investors who take an interest in STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE:STOR) should definitely note that the Independent Director, Joseph Donovan, recently paid US$33.35 per share to buy US$100k worth of the stock. Although the purchase only increased their holding by 4.5%, it is still a solid purchase in our view.

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STORE Capital Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by Independent Director Joseph Donovan was not the only time they bought STORE Capital shares this year. They previously made an even bigger purchase of US$374k worth of shares at a price of US$37.42 per share. That means that even when the share price was higher than US$34.06 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. 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. To us, it’s very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares is very important. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock if insiders have bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price.

STORE Capital insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn’t sell any. 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!

NYSE:STOR Recent Insider Trading, March 5th 2020
NYSE:STOR Recent Insider Trading, March 5th 2020

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Does STORE Capital Boast High Insider Ownership?

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. It appears that STORE Capital insiders own 0.9% of the company, worth about US$73m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.

What Might The Insider Transactions At STORE Capital Tell Us?

The recent insider purchases are heartening. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. Insiders likely see value in STORE Capital shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it’s beneficial to identify the risks facing STORE Capital. For example – STORE Capital has 3 warning signs we think you should be aware of.

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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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