SpareBank 1 Telemark (OB:SBTE) Insiders Increased Their Holdings

It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. 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 SpareBank 1 Telemark (OB:SBTE), 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.

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‚Äôs stock when the firm is about to reveal new agreements with customers and suppliers’.

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SpareBank 1 Telemark Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

While no particular insider transaction stood out, we can still look at the overall trading.

While SpareBank 1 Telemark insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn’t sell. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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OB:SBTE Insider Trading Volume September 29th 2020

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Insider Ownership of SpareBank 1 Telemark

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. From looking at our data, insiders own kr34m worth of SpareBank 1 Telemark stock, about 2.5% of the company. But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven’t picked up on. We prefer to see high levels of insider ownership.

What Might The Insider Transactions At SpareBank 1 Telemark Tell Us?

It doesn’t really mean much that no insider has traded SpareBank 1 Telemark shares in the last quarter. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. Overall we don’t see anything to make us think SpareBank 1 Telemark insiders are doubting the company, and they do own shares. 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. For instance, we’ve identified 2 warning signs for SpareBank 1 Telemark (1 is concerning) 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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