Should You Take Comfort From Insider Transactions At Property Connect Holdings Limited (ASX:PCH)?

We’ve lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. 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 Property Connect Holdings Limited (ASX:PCH), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.

What Is Insider Selling?

It’s quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

We don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. As Peter Lynch said, ‘insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.’

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Property Connect Holdings

While there weren’t any large insider transactions in the last twelve months, it’s still worth looking at the trading.

Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 23.7m shares worth AU$159k. In the last twelve months Property Connect Holdings insiders were buying shares, but not selling. They paid about AU$0.0067 on average. This is nice to see since it implies that insiders might see value around current prices (around AU$0.003). You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

ASX:PCH Recent Insider Trading, May 21st 2019
ASX:PCH Recent Insider Trading, May 21st 2019

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Insider Ownership of Property Connect Holdings

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Property Connect Holdings insiders own about AU$528k worth of shares. That equates to 26% of the company. 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 Property Connect Holdings Tell Us?

The fact that there have been no Property Connect Holdings insider transactions recently certainly doesn’t bother us. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. Insiders do have a stake in Property Connect Holdings and their transactions don’t cause us concern. I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow for free .

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