We’d be surprised if Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ:PBYI) shareholders haven’t noticed that the Independent Director, Troy Wilson, recently sold US$252k worth of stock at US$9.97 per share. Equally important, that sale actually reduced their holding by a full 97% which hardly makes us feel bullish about the stock.
Puma Biotechnology Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
Notably, that recent sale by Troy Wilson is the biggest insider sale of Puma Biotechnology shares that we’ve seen in the last year. So what is clear is that an insider saw fit to sell at around the current price of US$9.42. While we don’t usually like to see insider selling, it’s more concerning if the sales take place at a lower price. Given that the sale took place at around current prices, it makes us a little cautious but is hardly a major concern.
Insiders in Puma Biotechnology didn’t buy any shares in the last year. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. 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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Does Puma Biotechnology Boast High Insider Ownership?
Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by 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 13% of Puma Biotechnology shares, worth about US$49m. 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 Puma Biotechnology Tell Us?
Insiders sold stock recently, but they haven’t been buying. And there weren’t any purchases to give us comfort, over the last year. Insider ownership isn’t particularly high, so this analysis makes us cautious about the company. We’re in no rush to buy! So while it’s helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it’s also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. You’d be interested to know, that we found 1 warning sign for Puma Biotechnology and we suggest you have a look.
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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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